Monday, June 7, 2010

It's a man card!

Card makers are united in their opinions about man cards...they're difficult! No flowers, no rhinestones, very little embellishments...whaaat?! But the Motorcycle stamp in the summer mini catalog makes the man card achievable! This one is designed with my Harley-riding Uncle in mind and for the inaugural Paper Players create a father's day or masculine themed card. I also used this Mojo Monday sketch. I'm not usually an angle girl but I really liked this sketch! In fact, I'm so into angles this week that I have another angled card for you tomorrow--so check back!

For today's card, I started with a Kraft base topped with a panel of tangerine tango (it's coming back!!) run through the Big Shot with the square lattice folder. I thought it needed a little grit, a little street dust, ya know? So I sponged it with some Sahara Sand ink to make it look a little dirty.

The motorcycle was stamped with Versamark ink, sprinkled with black stampin' emboss powder and heat set. Gorgeous! The embossing really shows off the detail in this stamp. To get a nice crisp font, the sentiment from Pedaling Past (summer mini) was inked in jet black StazOn and it does just that!

I finished off the inside by stamping the motorcycle, again, in sahara sand ink on a panel of very vanilla cardstock. The sentiment comes from All Holidays set and was stamped in jet black StazOn. I hope this inspires you to create a masculine card--go check out the Paper Players and play along!

stamps: motorcycle; all holidays; pedaling past
ink: sahara sand classic ink pad; jet black stazon
paper: kraft, tangerine tango, basic black & very vanilla cardstock
xtras: top note die; black striped 1.25" grosgrain ribbon; star punches (big & little); 1/2" circle punch; silver paper (non-SU); ticket corner punch


Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow Nance...this card is awesome! I LOVE the colours and I appreciate all the details you added to make it special. Love that grit! Thank you for joining us this week at Always Playing with Paper.

LeAnne said...

WOW!!! I LOVE this card---what a fun sketch, great image inside & out and lots of cool little embellishments. I finally remembered to add you to my Reader so I can see all your creations all the time! :D

Christina said...

This masculine card is so fantastic! I love the textured cardstock. You really rocked this challenge!

Renée said...

Wow! This is a wonderful guy card! Love all the deets and colours :)

Diane said...

Great card! I just knew this was for your uncle. He'll LOVE it! Of all times I've seen him in person, he is always on his Harley.

jaydee said...

Nance, I love this card. I love the different textures provided by the embossing folder, the ribbon, the stars, etc. You even managed to make the top note look masculine :-) I also love the way you decorated the inside. great job.
thanks for joining the Paper Players in their inaugural challenge.

Linda Callahan said...

Love hubby has a Harley and I bought this but it has yet to see ink! Gotta get after it for sure - again I love the inside of your card!

Corie said...

Oh my this is the perfect guy card!! I love all the texture it's the perfect backdrop to the bike. Thanks for playing along with us at Always Playing with Paper!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Congratulations on being a Cut Above on this challenge!! Way to Go!!!