Friday, September 10, 2010

Simply Masculine ...

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TGIF hoarding card-makers and welcome to the weekend! And, since it's finally another Friday, it's time for another "Stamp Simply" challenge!

This week, Sharon has challenged us to create The. Dreaded. Man. Card. This week, let's come up with some great 'guy-cards' ... for any reason: birthday, thank you, get well, thinking of you, etc. Just make a card that is more suited to sending to the guys in our lives. Uh, oh, one teensy-tiny stipulation: NO BOWS! You may use ribbon or string ... but only in a "manly" fashion.

Here's my take on a bow-free, stringy masculine card:

You might not be able to tell from my photo, but I stamped my beloved fern background stamp using watermark ink, then embossed with 'Topiary' embossing powder.

To play along in this week's challenge ... and we hope you do! ... simply create a masculine card following the ribbon-or-string-but-no-bows guidelines. Then, upload it to your blog or online photo gallery and visit Sharon's blog, located HERE to link up your project in Mr. Linky, located HERE.

When uploading to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, SNR, or Paper Craft Planet, please use keyword: "ssnotime156" so that we can find your project.

Need more inspiration? Don't miss the fabulously manly projects created by the rest of the "Stamp Simply" team:

Sharon, Our Fearless Leader: No Time To Stamp?;

AJ: The Willow Garden;

Barb: Explore. Dream. Discover.;

Barbara: Paper Pursuits;

Deb: Dream in Color;

Janine: 2BKrafty; and,

Jenny: One Krafty Kat.

We can't wait to see your manly creations!

Thanks so much for spending part of your very busy day with me ... hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock: All Card Stock by Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps: Fern Background Stamp by Peddler's Pack; Sentiment from "Sincere Salutations" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink for Embossing; Sentiment Stamped with "Chocolate Chip" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!
  • Accessories: Hemp Jewelry Cord by Elements; 'Topiary' Embossing Powder by Stamp-N-Stuff
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Oval Die by Spellbinders; Heat Gun; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up!
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Side-Folded)


redwasher1 said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

aussiescrapper said...

Love the simplicity of this card Deb and agree that it could be used for any occassion, and can you believe these computers, I wish I knew more about the dang things. Melxx

Janine said...

Gorgeous Deb!! Have a great weekend.

Crystal said...

WOW Deb you did an AMAZING job with this Masculine creation.....AWESOME

Maria Matter said...

Hi Deb!!
this is gorgeous!!! I love your beloved fern stamp! great 'guy' colors too! just gorgeous!

Hope all is well! Have a fantastic weekend!
hugs & blessings to you!

AJ said...

fabulous Deb- love that leaf image!

Welcome to Explore.Dream.Discover. said...

LOVE the fern, Deb! Great card for a special guy! Take good care and have a super weekend!

Chrissie said...

This is simply stunning Deb. I can see that I shall have a lot to live up to as Guest Designer for the next two weeks!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Wow--what a fabulous fern image and design Deb! Great for a male, but I would take it any day as well!

Erica said...

Whow Deb, you just can't go wrong with that image, huh?

Tina said...

Wow, this is a fun one, perfectly suited for a fella.

Ann said...

Great card and a great challenge! Just made a man card yesterday...not sure if I can squeeze two out in one week! :P

Sharli said...

Hi Deb!
LOVE your "MANLY" card! It truly fits the bill. (or is that Bill?)

I just made a manly card, too, so I skipped right over to Sharon's to post it! ;-)

Hugs!! Have a good weekend.

The Rubber Maid said...

Great masculine card. Loved to be forced into making a "manly" card.

knitwit said...

I adore the colours on this--and everything else! I'm terrible with cards for guys. I usually go with a nice, safe (boring) brown. Yours is much better!!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Deb this is so very classy that wonderful image is wow.
Lorraine x

Allison said...

A BG stamp! Wow...great masculine card!

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Deb! Love this fern background stamp you chose! And what a great tocuh with the hemp cord!

Velta said...

Well done Deb! Certainly a perfect image and colored to perfection!!!

Barbara said...

This is a great man card, Deb! LOVE that fern image!!

Jenny Gropp said...

That fern stamp is so pretty -- masculine card but still beautiful!

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