Melissas Paperie

Monday, April 26, 2010

Enjoy the Ride



I'm enjoying playing with my PTI goodies! On this card I used A Little Argyle for the background, the car from Enjoy the Ride and the new Mat stack die to cut out the Dotti Biscotti paper.



I tried to keep it simple and masculine...but it needs something more. Any suggestions??

Thanks for looking!
Melissa

"Enjoy the Ride" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: A Little Argyle, Enjoy the Ride
Ink: Chesnut Roan (Colorbox), Hawaiian Shores, Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Kraft and Dotty Biscotti
Other: Mat Stack 1 Die, foam tape, sponge

13 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Looks great Melissa, although I agree that it could use just a bit of something more. How about a very small brown button in the 2 upper corners of the label?

Diane Jaquay said...

Or looking at it again, perhaps 3 brown buttons in the upper right corner of the card?

Liz said...

Too cute! I actually don't think it needs anything. I like that you adhered the car to Fillable Frames #1 die.

Amy said...

I too think it looks great especially that argyle pattern....it's perfect!! I haven't used the solid argyle lines yet. I think maybe just a few buttons lining that bottom brown strip would bring your eyes down and finish the card!

Jennifer K said...

Great card, Melissa. I like the others' suggestions of some buttons or brads somewhere on another corner to help balance the "heaviness" of the car.

Dana said...

Love the "guy" feel to this Melissa. Your arglye BG is awesome. My first thought was 3 brown brads along the top left corner, and a maybe a bit of twine tied around the bottom, under the tires of the car, but I honestly think it looks great just the way it is too!

Jennifer Carter said...

Very, very cute! GREAT masculine card!! I think the button and twine ideas are great, but it also looks great just how it is!

Francie said...

I agree with Jennifer. This is a great masculine card! I think I would add something to the upper left hand corner to balance the design on the lower right. Maybe a dark chocolate band with brads or wrapped with twine, similar to what others have suggested. Love, love your argyle colors. I wanted that set so badly and have yet to play with it.

Sara Mac said...

Love the colors of this card Melissa! Your argyle stamping is perfect. Great card as is. But if you want to a little more, I'm in agreement with the others who think you could add a few brown (or copper) brads to the top left corner.

Genevieve said...

Fantastic Melissa!

Belinda said...

Fabulous! Love the simplicity and the lovely argyle! I like doing some piercing sometimes for masculine cards to give it something more but I think your card is awesome as is!

Mara... said...

this is awesome Melissa!! I love how you used all the new release stuff. I got that dotty biscotti paper and am dying to find some time to use it. LOVE the car!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Great card, Melissa! Love the masculine colors and the argyle looks awesome! I agree with some other comments that buttons or brads on the top left would work, but really it looks great as is!