Sunday, August 28, 2011

Distressed Golfer

I admit I'm not a golfer and Mr. Gears is along the lines of once every other year or so. But, I do have several golfing friends so I thought this would make a nice masculine card for my stash.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #118
One of these times Priscilla's going to boot me out for being too liberal with my interpretations of her awesome sketches. I tend to look at sketches as basic layouts and don't always get matchy matchy with the shapes. This was one of those I futzed a bit with but I hope you can still see how the sketches inspired me.

My Creation
Tip: To add texture to your card, run your punched/die cut elements through an embossing folder. It almost creates a version of designer paper but uses up scraps from the bin. For an added element, run your ink pad over the embossing folder first. The ink will transfer to the cardstock creating subtle shadows. It my card, I inked the embossing folder with brown ink before running the burgandy circle through. If you look closely, you can see the added depth in the debossed areas. Great for masculine or vintage cards.
Ins and Outs ~ Distressed Golfer
Stamps: SU On the Green
Paper: SU CS (Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler)
Ink: SU (Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso)
Accessories: SU (Embossing Folders – Perfect Polka Dots, Square Lattice; Punches), White Gel Pen, Golf Tee
Techniques: Embossing, Distressing


  1. This is a great golfer card, love the tee idea. Your link to Top Tip Tuesday is not working. Thanks for joining us this week. Elaine

  2. Thank you so much for joining TTT in Masculine Card challenge this week.

    Lovely creation. :)


  3. Great card - fab image and those balls and the tee really finish it off.

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our Masculine Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could win another prize! Just add (TIP) after your name when linking :)
    Have you made a note on your calendar so as you don't miss our Birthday Bash week after next? £100's of prizes!!!

    Carol x
    (for you up-date your link:)

  4. A great card hun! Thanks for joining in with our Text Me Challenge over at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  5. Cat, what a fabulous masculine card! Love your golfer design, great colors and design especially with the "tee"! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, you are such a great supporter and I always love seeing your designs!

  6. Wonderful masculine card with great ideas and tips too!
    Thank you SO much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "Masculine" challenge. :)
    Good luck to you...
    Lisa xx

  7. Fab male card, thanks for playing along with us this week at top tip tuesday! Good Luck


  8. What a cool creation Cat!!! Your card is filled with creativity and the perfect card for a man :-)
    Thank you so much for sharing at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
    Hugs Guro

  9. Hello! What a perfect masculine card. Love your image. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
    I have blog candy available if you are interested!

  10. This is terrific Cat. All the details and actual tee are fab. Thank you for joining our challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work and please keep coming back!

  11. Cute card... love the embellishments! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog For a Boy or Man Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


  12. Love your golf card and also the back to school inspiration card.


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