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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Masculine Birthday


This must be the week of challenges and challenging cards! Sometimes making masculine cards can be a challenge in itself!!! I created this card for my Brother in law for his Birthday. When I was at CHA we were situated directly across from the Coredinations Booth. What delicious paper they have. I love the way that you can distress the paper and the almost felt-like texture it has after sanding. I used a paisley cuttlebug folder to emboss before sanding.

The main image in this card is from the retired Bronc Buster Set. I stamped the image onto Creamy Caramel Paper with Chocolate Chip Craft ink. I distressed and inked the edges of the main panel to give it a distressed look. To get a deeper choppy look, I went direct to paper with the ink pad. The more blended look around the sentiment was created by applying the craft ink with a sponge. A little Rope, adds to the "Western" look of the card and a metal accent reinforces the masculine feel.

Hope you get really creative today!

*****Vicki*****

11 comments:

  1. Oh i love this set!! Fab masculine card!! I'm always needing these!! :)

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  2. I struggle with masculine cards. This one is fantastic! I also love paper that has a contrasting core to sand it up. FUN!

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  3. vicki this is so, so awesome!! I love the emboss then sand technique! So have to try that and this is the perfect card for a man! I love the distressing on the paper and the way you sponged it to make it look worn! Fantastic job!

    Smiles,
    janna

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  4. Gorgeous card Vicki, a perfect masculine card and i love the way you have distressed the paper. Hugs Nikki x

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  5. Oh My Word Vicki this card is perfect. I would never ever have thought to distress and age that curly label punch like that and I love that punch. I am a sucker for the Top Note, Curly Label Punch, and the Label #1 Nesties love that shape. I adore your aging here and on the turquoise?? background.

    I love this card Vicki!!!

    Heather

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  6. This is a fabulous masculine card Vicki!!

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  7. Very cool card! I love the colors, and how you coordinated the stamp and the embossing folder too. =)
    Hugs,
    Jodi =)

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  8. Vicki, this is a wonderful masculine card! I'm so regretting not buying that stamp yet!
    You have a lovely blog, so many beautiful creations!
    Blessings, Maria

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  9. Vicki, your card is so beautiful. Love the image. The colors are so fab... great job... Have a nice day! Hugs from Silke

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  10. It doesn't get much better than this when it comes to masculine cards, Vicki. Smooth, easy colors, and a perfect image. Love it!

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  11. Hey Vicki!! I think you did an awesome job with the masculine card. Masculine cards are not my favorite cards to make because I can't add too many bells and whistles to the card! LOL!

    I love the colors of your card and the dp that you used!! I have this stamp set and believe it or not, I've never used it! Argggh!!

    Great job on your card as always!!

    Maria

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****