Saturday, March 26, 2011

Men!

Men are hard to make cards for, no doubt about it.  My husband is having a Major Birthday this weekend.  Tough enough already, then I figured since it's a weekend-long thing I should make THREE cards, one for each night.  I'm just crazy that way.  It was a kinda stressful decision considering that until yesterday I still only had one card made.  But desperation and a couple of blog challenges helped pull me through.

Friday night: the symphony.  We go a few times a year but for this I got seats in a front box.  Wow!  Amazing sound.  This card is 6"x6", a random cardstock with slight colored flecks in it, the music staff is Microsoft clip art that I turned into a cut file for my Gazelle, flat black cardstock.  Background stamp is Modern Lines from Hero Arts with Distress Ink in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Tea Dye and Faded Jeans.  Quote from Nietzche, font is Future is Back, printed on vellum and adhered to a fibery handmade paper, both cut with Nestabilities Label Two.


Saturday night:  fancy restaurant.  We don't eat out often but when we do we like to really splurge.  A fancier card is called for.  Incy Wincy and Paper Sundaes both have Embossing as the challenge, and I just picked up the Tim Holtz folder in Rays, I was dying to use it.  Then I recalled a card I had seen on a blog recently - sadly, I can't find it, but this is my rendition of it.  (If you know the card and the maker please let me know so I can give credit!)  Embossed a generic purchased 4.25"x5.5" card blank, Distress Ink in Mustard Seed rubbed all over it, then scribbled a little color in the depressions - I used Copic RV11 and B0000.  Needs something else .... hmmm, the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog recommends shine and sparkle this week!  Men need glitter, too.  So, a liberal spraying of Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold.  Done!  Sparkle is hard to photograph but you can see it a little better in the second pic.


Sunday night:  homemade cupcakes at home with presents, maybe a tiki drink, maybe a movie.  DH is the baker/dessert maker in our household, but I'm afraid he is trusting me to make the cupcakes.  Should be interesting, lol.  I have a lot more confidence in this card.  The image is a vintage one digitized by TLC, colored with Copics (sorry, I don't have the list! I must have tossed it when I cleaned).  Red Bazzill bling cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug's Diamond Plate folder and cut with Nesty Curved Rectangles.  The label is a random denim-textured blue paper with a lighter kraft, Sizzix Bookplates die, and a couple of bright blue eyelets.  Purchased kraft card blank, oven mitt stamp from the Crafty Secrets 'Little Chef' set, with Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Tea Dye.  Manly enough for the All About Him challenge on Drunken Stampers?  I know my man will like it, and that's enough.

12 comments:

Nikki said...

LOL at your last card love your sentiment :)
all of them are great I'm sure ur DH is gonna love em
Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Crystal said...

These are great but I totally agree with Nikki above about the sentiment, it's fantastic!! I think I'll be using that one for sure! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Toni said...

What a great card !!!! I'm sure your husband will love it...

WencheP said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Jen said...

LOL Love your card!!!

Jo said...

This is gorgeous! I’m so glad you joined us this week at DYSU! I love getting to check out all these new blogs!

Becky said...

Love all of your cards! I couldn't get my hubby to go to the symphony if I knocked him out and dragged him there! And how did you get two pictures to go on side by side? I've been trying and failing dismally.

CuddlyBunny said...

These are wonderful, and especially so as you found multiple creative directions to celebrate/honor your husband!

Awesome!

Thanks for joining us at the Drunken Stampers Craft Pub!

Julie Forest said...

All fabulous cards! Especially love the last one!! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now that sounds like you have the perfect birthday planned for hubby! happy wishes to him.

thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. i hope you come by again soon.

hugs :)

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I love your cards! This is so me! You did such a great job!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I know just what you mean about cards for men. The second one is a fabulous use of glitter for the gentleman. Love it! I'm checking out your blog for the first time (I started the "Why Blog?" discussion on Scrapbook.com) and I love how you've included all your obsessions. Inspired!

Cheers, Tessa

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