29 March 2012

For the Guys

Hi everyone,


I have had a great time making this card.  There are so many challenges out there at the moment to create a male card, which is a challenge in itself and something that I do not do often except for Father’s Day or Dad’s Birthday.


I really only have one male stamp and it is the retired SU Motorcycle image and that is because my Dad loves bikes.


So with this one stamp I was on the hunt for different colour schemes and a sketch to fit my look.

The sketch is from Seems a Little Sketchy.


I found my colour inspirations in the Spice Cake DSP which is the current Summer Mini and I have used Soft Suede, More Mustard, River Rock and Very Vanilla.


I stamped the bike in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla cardstock and I then used the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the image again with Versamark so that I could emboss with clear embossing powder.


I used a dauber to sponge some More Mustard Ink around the edges of the Very Vanilla card stock and then used the Colour Spritzer Tool to create Soft Suede ink spots on the cardstock.


The sentiment is from the Perfect Words Hostess stamp set which is stamped on Very Vanilla Card stock in Soft Suede and punched out using the Modern Label punch.  I then trimmed the ends and sponged some More Mustard ink on the edges.  I layered the Very Vanilla sentiment on a punched out Modern Label which is in More Mustard cardstock.


The River Rock strip was ripped and added a much loved and often forgotten Vintage Brad to finish off.










Stamp set: Motorcycle, Perfect Words

Card: More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla

Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustard, VersaMark

Accessories:  Modern Label Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, Clear Emboss Powder, Antique Brads, Spice Cake DSP, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive








Wow – did you guess what is missing and is the norm for me?  Yes ‘Bling’, I didn’t think it was appropriate this time :)


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Seems a Little Sketchy – # 9 Sketch Challenge

Pile It On - #13 For/From a Man

Paper Playtime - #70 For the Guys and Include a Sentiment

Divas by Design – #28 Stamp Something

Sweet Stampin – Anything Goes

Stampin For The Weekend – # 6 Anything Goes

Crafty Purple Frog – #37 Anything Goes

Simon Says Challenge – Anything Goes

Love to Create – # 8 Masculine

Cards for Men - #7 Great Outdoors


Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon…. Meg


Crafty and Green said...

I love this card! Love the color combo & Love this image! My Father in Law would Love this card!! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

Many Blessings,

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love that image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Meg, what a fab masculine card. Great image, love the colours and the torn paper is a wonderful touch.

Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin this week.


xxxtglxxx said...

Great card - super-stylish for a male! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



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Janneke said...

What a pretty card is this ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Janneke XO

paper fun said...

Guys just don't appreciate our bling do they? LOL

Awesome man card!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy.


AllisonG said...

What a perfect masculine card! Thanks for playing along at Seems A Little Sketchy. Hope to see you back again on Monday for the newest sketchy challenge!

Sarah-Jane said...

Great male card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Joy said...

Perfect male card, love the simplicity... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Anita said...

A fabulous male card! Thanks for joining the Divas.

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