Thursday, 25 March 2010

A Baroque card on the masculine side

The Rocky Horror Show was so much fun! For anyone who's never been, then it's not for the faint hearted and you might want to think twice about taking granny. The main costumes are basque and stockings, for girls and guys alike. Fans of the show go dressed as the characters which meant that the audience were nearly as interesting as the show. Dawn - I almost regretted being such a coward, there was a great turnout of obvious Rocky Horror fans and it did add to the fun. I was sat next to a guy in stockings and high heels - which was OK until he stood up to do the Timewarp. The theatre seating is pretty cosy to start with and his stockinged thighs got a little close at times, lol. Mark Curry (Junior Showtime presenter for those of us old enough to remember) was the narrator and cracked up quite a few times at some of the comebacks from the crowd. Frank was played by David Bedella and he played it with just the right amount of lascivious glee. What we were really impressed with was how well the guys moved and danced in their high heels - makes you wonder what preparation they had to do for the role, lol. The show's touring to Darlington, Southsea and Nottingham in May and Oxford, Edinburgh and Aberdeen in June, if you want to catch it.

Anyhoo - on now to the crafting and if today's card looks a little familiar that's because it's made to match the lady's card I made on Monday (scroll down to see or click here for the full post and recipe). I always show DH my cards to get his reaction and when I showed him Monday's he said it would make a great man's card if it didn't have the embellishments (yes - I've got him talking embellishments, embossing and brads, lol). Well, I took that as a bit of a challenge and came up with this:

Stamp set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Vanilla
DSP: Bella Bleu
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Taffeta Ribbon: Kraft
Other: Silver Brads, Not Quite Navy Brads (Earth Elements)

The square motif was stamped three times and then cut out leaving a narrower border than on the lady's card so that I could cut out the teardrops in the centre of each side. This gives a more squared off, hopefully more masculine look. I opened the split pins of the Silver Brads to trap the ribbon, then pushed them back together to go through the hole, before opening again at the back of the card layer. The rest is matting and layering.

Here's the lady's card from Monday. A His and Hers matching set perhaps? Be quite nice for a couple whose birthdays are close together.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Biscuitlid said...

very nice - they look good together too. Like the brads and ribbon effect you've created.

Glad you enjoyed TRHS. I went but we're probably talking 20ish years ago and erm yes I dressed up!


Jan said...

Sara - these cards are absolutely stunning. The colours are just gorgeous.

Stempeln im Westerwald said...

This is a very very nice card.
The colours looks beautyfull.
lots of greetings

Laetitia said...

Hi Sara, I love these two cards. They are gorgeous and the colours are just perfect both for men and women.

AshKuku said...

They are same same but different... Perfect! to keep both the genders happy.... Beautiful & elegant.....


Kate Lewis said...

Hehe, I love the RHS too!! (I went year ago and dare I say dressed up in basque etc too lol!) Such a fun night out - hope you were singing along!!

Gorgeous card Sara, have a lovely weekend! Kate x