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Monday, November 19, 2012

It's Time...




...to make a much-feared guy card.  I don't do a lot of them as I don't have a lot of guys in my family, but I was commissioned to make one yesterday and so had to bravely step forward into the guy-card arena and give it my best shot.  AND, for a special twist, I needed to make it in a different language - Spanish.  And guess what?  It wasn't so hard after all!  I have some much loved guy paper, and I have recently purchased some guy embellies, and I even found a stamp image that could be applied to a guy card.  And so, without further ado, here is my guy card.

The sentiment reads (in Spanish) "It is time..." and the inside caption finishes with (also in Spanish) "to celebrate YOU!"  I had a lot of fun with this card and once I figured out how to do it and what papers and embellies to use (which always takes me the longest time), the assembly went like a breeze.  I followed this week's My Favorite Things sketch.
 

The clock has been heat embossed and layered onto two contrasting circle die cuts after first being sponged around the edges with distress ink.  I've stitched around the outside edge of the base layers and also around the middle layer.  Underneath that layer is a border punched with a MS punch to which I applied a bit of bronze Perfect Pearls.

I distressed the edges of that base layer as well as sponged it too.  Actually, nearly all of the layers were inked - I just like the look.  The sentiment, which was computer-generated, is held on with a metal grommet, two more of which decorate the bottom, middle layer.


I added some burlap, some fringe (which I had sprayed with my own mix of rubbing alcohol, brown reinker and Copper Perfect Pearls), and an Antique Brad from SU. 

And that pretty much finishes my rare guy card.  I really need to step out of my girlie comfort zone and make some more, just so I can say "I'M not afraid!"

 
Thanks for joining me, and have a lovely day.  And above all, happy crafting!!

Ingredients: 

Paper - SU River Rock, Well Worn DSP, Nearly Navy, Early Espresso
Ink: Versamark, TH Tea Dye Distress Ink
Stamp: Vintage Clocks (The Craft's Meow)
Accessories: Burlap, fringe, Antique Brad (SU), MS border punch, Dienamics Circle Stax Dies, grommets, sewing machine, brown embossing powder.

Challenges entered:

Anything Goes #80 - Stitching Real or Faux
My Favorite Things Sketch
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 134 - Pop It Up
Drunken Stampers #106 - Cut, Crop and Die
The Pink Elephant TPE174 - Punches/Dies

11 comments:

Mum of 4 said...

What an awesome masculine card, Shea! I love all the little details added, stitching, grommets, and especially the burlap. Fun, Fun! TFS!!!
Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Knocked that one outta the park, girlie.

Steph said...

Fab card- great papers and I love all the different textures! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Angie said...

Awesome card!!!! Great job on the masculine card!!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great guy card!!!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Kelli Hull said...

Burlap and antiqued brads are a great addition to this card!!! Thanks for playing again with The Drunken Stampers

Theresa said...

Great combo of papers, colors and embellishments. Love the burlap. Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Kimie said...

This is a great masculine card! Love the burlap and antique brad accents and that paper pack is one of my favorites. Too bad I never got that one before it retired. TFS!

Donna said...

Great "guy" card! I love all the embellishments and elements you've used!
Thanks for playing along with the Cut, Crop & Die challenge this week at Drunken Stampers!

Gaynor said...

lovely card, love the layout, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes, Gaynor x

Katie Skiff said...

This is great, very manly - I love that!! thanks for playing with us at Drunken Stampers