Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Masculine Cards with Trucks--Very Manly

Hi Dreamers,
As you know, I have been working on a card order.  The customer requested several masculine cards.  I wanted to try out a set from Sweet N Sassy stamps that was very masculine.   With manly colors, stamped backgrounds and some dry embossing, the masculine cards were a snap.   I  used the current sketch from Sweet Stop for inspiration on the first card.

Black dye ink
Distress Inks
Brown and Gray CS
Decorative papers
Bakers Twine
Tag Die from Sizzix
Embossing folder

  • Stamp with black ink and color with markers.  Go over the image with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
  • Follow Sweet Stop sketch for layout.

 Card #2-Retirement Card

  • Color with a blue marker on this card.  
  • Computer generate the Cruising sentiment  (On the inside, I added a retirement sentiment)

Card #3

  • Create the background with the gears stamp and some other shapes
  • Stamp the truck with black ink and color with a yellow marker
  • Add twine

Card #4

  • Stamp and color with markers
  • Go over image with Distress inks
  • Dry emboss background

*******A few fun Challenges:
ABC challenges: color with a marker
Cards for Men: tag it---card #1
Cards in Envy: manly--all the cards are relatively flat.  Did not use any dimensional adhesive--easier for my customer to mail!
Love to Scrap: anything goes
Paper Playtime: use 3 different papers---card #1
Sweet Stop: sketch---card #1

Stayed this week for some pic's of my garden--getting towards the end of summer here.  I will also have some fun cards made with a Memory box tree die.  Very fun!  Hope your day is going well.  Love ya.


  1. mmm those brown cards look like chocolate cake with smarties on top!! ^^
    excellent card, thanks for sharing on love to scrap! challenge blog
    shuly DT

  2. Fabulous card love your image and your tags are brilliant. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  3. These are all fabulous manly cards! You'e done a wonderful job on them! My favorite is the yellow truck one. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy!

  4. You really found some great background papers for your cards. Love how you framed your images. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  5. What an awesome set of masculine cards. LOVE the images and the fall/masculine colors and papers. The touch of color looks great on all of the images. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

  6. Fantastic masculine cards, love them all. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  7. Love all the cards. Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop.

  8. All of your cards are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

  9. Wow, these are great Retirement and Masculine Bday Cards. I like all of them, the colors are great. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog this week

  10. Fabulous cards, love the colouring techniques. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

  11. What a great collection of cards!! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves To Scrap!!

  12. such a great batch of cards LOVE all the trucks!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards in Envy!!!


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