Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Good Ol' Days

Since my husband snuck a peek at the card I had made him, I decided to make another one for him.  Actually his birthday was on Monday (same as mine) and Father’s Day is around the corner, so I really needed another card, plus one for my dad.  I think I have made more masculine cards this month than I have the rest of the year.  It has been fun since masculine cards seem harder to make and it has been a good challenge.

This card started with a piece of glossy cardstock and I brayered ink from a multicolored ink pad.  I shifted it down a bit half way through and it gave a great blending of the colors.  I ran it through a new embossing folder and then sponged the edges and the embossed image with black Stazon ink.  This really brought out the man with the umbrella.  Using more black Stazon ink I stamped the car image which is a 1905 Buick Model C from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I added some white hi-lites with a white pen and added three brads to the top right.  I just bought these brad on Saturday and loved how they went with this card.  I layered this onto cream cardstock, then dark brown.  This is added to a brown plaid decorative cardstock that is also layered onto dark brown and finally onto a cream card base.  Maybe I will actually surprise the hubby this time (and it is still a Buick – his true love).

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Paper Play Challenges Week 23 – Father’s Day/Man’s Card
Aifactory Challenge #084 – New  (brads)
CES Challenge #40 – Inspired by a Movie (Singing in the Rain)
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #10 – Father’s Day and/or Masculine Colors/Theme
Crazy 4 Challenges CRC91 – Make a Masculine Card or Project
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge – Card for Male or Boy
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 98 – Father’s Day/Masculine
Ooh La La Challenge #82 – Father’s Day/Special Man
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #59 – Father’s Day/Masculine Card
Sew Many Challenge #56 - Father's Day/Made Card
Creative Craft World Card Crazy Challenge - Brads (3 or more)


lalkygirl said...

fab card ,love the brayer work ....stunning ,thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
tracey x

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow--what wonerful brayering!!! This is a lovely Father's Day card! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Glenda Atkins said...

Your brayer work is marvellous ( I too love to brayer, but need a lot more practise:0) ). Love the whole card, very masculine and very creative. Thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this fortnight.

Lou Mac said...

Gaaaahh!! The gradient in the background is just peeerrfect!! Such a neat idea for a male card!

Thanks for joining us over at PaperPlay Challenges for our 'Father's Day/ Man's Card' Challenge this week. Good luck!

xo Lou Mac.

Suzi said...

Fabulous Brayer work, love the design it's a real masculine card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Good Luck.
Suzi x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous love the image and colours........:) Sandra H

sallysbitz said...

Your card is totally gorgeous. Great technique x

Thanks for joining us @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Nina said...

WOWWOWWOW, this is amazing!!! Totally love everything about it!

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
Hugs, Nina.

Anne said...

Ooooh, a fantastic card. Thanks for stopping off at OLL this time and hope to see you again soon. Hugs x

Cheryl said...

Fantastic card! Thank you for joining our Father’s Day or Masculine challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Jen said...

love the brayer work... i really should try it
Thanks for joining us at OSCC and Good Luck

Jen xxx

Georgia said...

What a great card. The coloring is great. Thanks for playing with us at sew many caRDS

Janeen said...

What a great idea on sponging the embossed man. your card is very creative, Marie. Wishing you good luck in the drawing from Mark's Finest Papers

Louise said...

I love it!
Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's this week x

MrsK said...

What a great card! Thank you for playing along with our Father’s Day or Masculine challenge at Sentimental Sundays


Sal x

dragonllew said...

Fab card I love the background thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

kurlygirl said...

Gorgeous card... love the images! I'm so glad that you joined us at Sentimental Sundays Father's Day or a Masculine Card Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!


Chocolate Orange said...

A beautiful male card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World, for our 3+ brads challenge.
Choccy x