Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cards for the Boys....

are always so difficult.... no frills and frippery, not flowers or butterflies...
So when I saw some lovely male orientated cards in an Australian Simply Cards magazine, I knew I had to get some of the Graphic 45 papers they had used and make some cards....
So far 4 cards done.... sneaked off this afternoon to stamping at Helen's place.  Knew I couldn't do all day but got a couple of hours in....
This one is for my Dad ( don't look Dad).  I had seen this one by Lucy - which inspired me to computer generate the sentiment.  I used PP from the pad and cut and matted the car from one of the pages.  Used Old French writing for the background.
Again used papers from the pad or this.  The stamp is by Stamp-It.  Lots of distressing to give it a vintage look, added some brads and layered everything.
 this whole pad of papers is great for male cards... the car on this one is at the bottom of the page because I stamped the Fleur de lis first and noticed it was crooked.  So covered it up with the car and put the sentiment at the top.  I borrowed the sentiment stamp from Sandie - it's by Stampin' Up!
And finally
another quick and simple one again using the car and PP from the pad.  Added little black gems to the corners of the car and added the sentiment and all done.  I'm going to do more the same to stock up on male cards- I often get requests for male orientated cards so having a few on hand will be good.

Thanks for visiting... hope your weekend is going well.  I'm off to watch the 2nd half of the All Blacks versus Wales... ( rugby)  AB's winning so far!!!
Cheers from me...

8 comments:

Deirdre said...

Dawn, these are just stunning. Nicely done - great masculine cards.

Barb said...

Wow, Dawn! These are all so fantastic! You certainly don't seem to struggle with male cards at all! They turned out beautifully...all of them!

Virginia L. said...

It looks like you are the pro for manly cards, Dawn! I'm inspired...!!

Monika Reeck said...

Hii Dawn wow wow wow..love all the CAR Images...agree with Virginia now you are pro for manly card woooowww..love all the combination..you are so bussy dear....all with great design...

Jill said...

Great masculine cards! Love the distressing around the edges! Great touch!

donna mikasa said...

Love these masculine cards! I always struggle with masculine themes--you made them seem effortless! I especially love the last one. Thanks for the inspiration!

Suzanne C said...

Ohh.. I have such a problem with masculine cards and these are such a great inspiration. Love them all!

AnitaRex said...

Cards for guys can be no fun at all! I think you succeeded with great guy cards for sure! Really like that paper pack!