Sunday, May 1, 2016

Creation Station Blog Hop - Masculine theme

Welcome to this month's Creation Station Design Team Blog Hop and the theme for this month is anything Masculine. 

There's no betting that you'll have already seen some amazing creations if you've arrived from Jennifer's blog and if you're starting the hop here, I hope I'll start your blog hop journey in a good way with what I have to share.

Going Global has to have been my 'go to' stamp set for a masculine card since it's release in the Spring/Summer Catalogue and I shall be sad to see it go.

When designing this card, I had a dear friend in mind who I met during my flying career and who has offered to show hubby and I around Rome later this month when we experience the Grand Vacation Cruise. Having spent our Honeymoon in Italy, we have a love for the place and to have Luigi show us around had me thinking ...

I gave my husband a pair of cuff links as a Wedding present to wear on our Wedding Day. The colour in the centre was just stunning that I thought it would be great to try and recreate it. Hopefully you can see the beautiful colour of them here in this photo above.

I'm so pleased with how the colour came out on the world and the resemblance to the cuff links. A few masculine shapes, coupled with some popping colour of the Delightful Dijon and the Watermelon Wonder and a splattering of gold Wink of Stella and I was done. A thank you card for a world travelling friend, who I feel sure won't see this. 

I hope you have this masculine suite within your collection. You'll be amazed at just how many times you'd turn to the Embossing folder, the stamp set and the gorgeous papers. 

Well, I hope you've liked my share and I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the Hop and the shares from the other Design Team members. Next up you have the wonderful Jen Arkfeld … so enjoy!

Happy Hopping

Mikaela x

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  1. Fantastic card, Mikaela! I love how you added the chevron--great touch! Wonderful take on this month's theme!!

  2. I love your card, Mikaela. And Luigi will too! Have a fabulous time in Roma - the Gelato is bellissimo!!! D x

  3. Thank you Denita, I hope so …. Oh yes, there and Florence …. In fact, anywhere in Italy the Gelato is bellissimo ;) I can't wait xx

  4. This is a great card! Love all of it from the chevron punch pieces to the color combo. Have a great adventure!

  5. Thank you so much Dena, you know, the Chevron was a very last minute addition. It just seemed like it needed something else and bingo …. the Chevron addition came about x

    Thank you Cindy. I'm thrilled how the colours have come out and how close to my husband's cuff links they are. Thank you, I simply can't wait for the adventure to start now :D x

  6. What a super cool inspiration for your card, I am so glad you shared that. When I first saw your card you made me fall back in love with my chevron punch. Your placement of the chevrons perfectly directs the eye and support the focal "thanks" on your card. Smiles, Elizabeth

  7. Oh Elizabeth, what super kind words and so beautifully put to. Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely message. I'm pleased that you liked the inspiration behind this creation. Big smiles from a sunny Cambridgeshire in the UK xx

  8. love this Mikaela, and I also love cuff. amazing where we can find inspiration and the special meaning of your project. love the pictures as well so vibrant. x Bibi

  9. I love this card so much! The globe is stunning! Love the colors you've put together and the graphic design. xoKathyxo

  10. Gorgeous! Yep, that's all I got. Just gorgeous! =)