Sunday, October 2, 2011

Made for Men - NOT ME....Cards!

I made a couple of cards yesterday that are definitely guy type cards.  I don't do many masculine cards, mostly because it's difficult to do...at least for me.

It also happens that the card challenge at St. Luke's Card Challenge blog this month is to make a masculine card. Can't say I'm overly thrilled with either of these cards, but they are masculine.


For this card, I used stamps from Flourishes.  I stamped the hourglass in brown Memento ink, then cut it out with an exacto knife.  I colored it with Copics.  For the sand I used a little white glitter.  I wish you could see it in person...it makes the perfect sand.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of white cut in a rectangle and then I punched the corners with my ticket punch (SU).  The brown was embossed with a PTI wood grain embossing plate.  The blue scallops were punch with a Fiskars edge punch.  After seeing this posted, I think it might have looked better if I'd used a brown card base instead of a white one....oh well...next time!


This card was made from scraps ...yay me!  The car is from a TH set and I think this might be the first time I've used it.  I stamped it on white, punched it out with a 1.75 circle punch and inked the edges. Given my need to "ground" an image, I masked off the area under the car (and drew a line), then inked the ground with much darker brown.  The sentiment is from a Flourishes set (the one with the hourglass shown above).  I punched the sentiment out with an oval punch and inked the edges. I added a little faux stitching around the plaid and dull red pieces. I also backed the car image with a piece of brown card stock that was punched with a 2 inch circle punch.

I believe this second card fits the Less is More challenge this week too.  The LIM challenge this week is to make a card that uses the color of my eyes...which in my case is green (today...see previous post for an explanation of my changing eye color!)

Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Your comments are always appreciated! Until next time...

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19 comments:

Chrissie said...

Green white space this time Susan!
It's a great masculine card.
Thanks again.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Susan these are both fabulous. Very classy masculine cards, the `sand` in your hourglass is amazing in the pic so I imagine it would be even more so IRL. Thank you so much for joining us at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge.
Lynne xxx

TAM said...

Two fabulous cards, particularly like the sentiment on the first one

Katina said...

Great cards Susan and definitely masculine! x

Debgem said...

Susan - I think both these cards are fabulous. I really like the hour glass and "sand", such a super sentiment. The "Old Timer" card is really super. Both fab guy cards. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge. See you soon. x

Chris @ my arty attempts said...

Both are great cards. Love the sentiments too.
Chris xo

Sandra said...

Two very lovely cards Definitely male cards:) Sandra H

Meggymay said...

They are both great cards for a fellow. Yvonne x

Jenny said...

So glad you joined us this month at St Luke's Susan, both cards are lovely.
I love the hourglass image, such a good idea to use glitter as the sand. Love the colours on your car card :)
Jenny x

Sue said...

Terrific card Susan, I love this kind of design
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Stamps and Paper said...

Susan really great cards for men...love the one with the egg timer and great sentiments on both your cards. Thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes charity card challenge.

Anne

Bonnie said...

You do fine with masculine cards! I especially love the colors on the second one with the old timer car!

Carol said...

Two super male cards Susan, love your LIM one. Carol x

Cheryl Nelson said...

Such FABULOUS masculine cards!!

Vicky Hayes said...

They're great Susan! I especially like the hourglass card with the glitter for sand - so clever!

Carol said...

Wonderful masculine cards! Love the hourglass one with that beautiful woodgrain background!

fatmonica said...

I love both these cards.They're perfect male cards!

salma said...

"precious"looking ;))Simply designed a lot of beautiful collection of clean and clear cards its looking amazing.....

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Craftilicious said...

These are fabulous Susan - I love the rich woodgrain effects on the first on in particular.
Thanks so much for joining us this month.
Tara
xx
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

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