With Father's Day right around the corner I felt it is the perfect time to challenge you to create a masculine themed card to celebrate the men in our lives! To inspire you we searched the web to find out what was trendy for men this spring. Oh how fun to giggle over some of the trends we spotted and wonder, "Do men really wear this stuff?" as well as smile every time we would see some of the lovely "eye-candy" along the way - LOL! The piece that we are using to inspire you today was spotted in an Italian catalog --- what is it about Italian design that gets the creative juices flowing. We are excited to see how this challenge inspires you!
So here are the details to our challenge:
- Create a paper crafted project (card, layout, tag, home decor item, gift bag, etc.) that uses a pocket, pochette, or layered prints in a fun and masculine way.
- Upload this project to your blog, the Gallery, or any other on-line gallery. Click on the URL of that post and copy the URL. Add your project URL using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post.
- Tell others that you have created your project for the Masculine Trend Challenge in the CLASSroom and link it back to this post to encourage others to play along as well.
- Upload your projects and link them in by midnight Friday, June 10th.
- We will use a random number generator to select our winner. The winning entry will be shown here on the CLASSroom on Monday, June 13th and will receive $50 to spend as they wish at www.ellenhutson.com
To create the pocket square for my pochette (which I discovered means little pocket or wallet) I used the Memory Box rosette die. I cut and folded about 2/3 of the die cut paper strip and attached the ends first as shown above.
Then the center portion was pushed down and gently adhered to the backside of the pocket square. Then 1/8" Dimensional Foam Squares were used at the top edge of the pocket, reducing the depth to 1/16" Dimensional Foam Squares along the lower portion to keep the pocket square firmly in place.
Red is the noted splashy color this spring and by mixing and layering multiple patterns (plaid, polka dot and strip) I was able to incorporate the masculine trend of layering patterns. Rocket Age not only has cute patterns, but some wonderful basics that made it super easy to create these layered patterns.
Don't delay - get your trend on and join our masculine trend challenge!