Monday, May 17, 2010

How About Some Manly Cards?

Good morning and happy Monday to you! (Now there's an oxymoron.....happy? Monday?) I had a busy productive weekend! I got my winter clothes put away....thank goodness I won't have to wear my wool sweaters in July! I am thrilled to have my Capri's, summer skirts, and lightweight tops out! We had a fabulous home cooked meal Saturday night complete with wine, Dean Martin, and candles. (And yes, the kids ate with us.) : ) Sunday my MIL and I worked on Cort's graduation table favors. We made 55 punched cheerleaders. Yep. Crazy. We punched 110 arm, 110 legs, 55 heads, 55 skirts, 110 pom poms, ..................and pieced it all together. 5 hours later, with sore hands and backs we ended up with 55 adorable cheerleaders! We are going to add them to an altered paper towel tube cut in thirds and filled with candy. I will be sure to take pics when they are all done to share with you!

So on to today's cards! I used the fabulous new Crafty Secret's set called Car Classics. It is so perfect for the men in your life and a blast to color! (Think Father's Day people!) I used my Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol. The paper is by Anna Griffin. I stamped the words on Kraft cardstock by Papertrey Ink in brown Momento ink. The oval was cut using Spellbinders and then airbrushed. I added some twine and a button for a more manly look!
I also added Crystal lacquer to the windshield and clear Dew Drops to the headlights.

I created a second card with the same set and papers. This image was also colored with Prismas. I used the "negative" space in the denim paper to create a dimensional frame. The background was also airbrushed. I love the font used for the sentiment! So RETRO! : )
I added some rhinestone swirls to my glittered star......(yep.....even the men's cards aren't safe from my glitter!)
AND I have one more BIG announcement!!! I am staying on the Noel Mignon DT!!!! I am SOOOOO excited to be working with Noel, the rest of the amazingly talented DT, and her fabby kits!!! Click HERE to see the rest of the team!!!!

Sorry for being so long winded today! Hope you have a great one!!!

21 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Your Manly Man cards are just awesome and love the color combo and details you added to each one.

1CardCreator said...

These are beautiful! I am drooling over that Crafty Secrets set! Congrats on the new term for the DT too! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Jingle said...

These are wonderful card! I really love that car image!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

these are gorgeous! i love the color of the cars! i LOVE the whole card! gorgeous!

and wooooooo hooooooo on staying with noel! now let's see those cheerleaders you punched!!!

Lynette said...

I love them...and in time for Fathers day...thank you for the inspiration.

Joan said...

Oh my word you've rocked colouring those cars!!!! Your creations are beautiful.

Dina said...

Your cards are always stunning!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Michele,i love your images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie Masse said...

Very cool cards!! The shading and colors are wonderful! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh wow I love these perfect for men!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Those card images are so fabulous, as are the cards you made with them, LOVE them both!!

Crystal said...

WOW WOW Michele you made such FABULOUS Masculine cards....Thanks so much for the inspiration....EEEK I struggle with these and you make them look sooooo easy, you rock girl!

Kathy Martin said...

WOWZA! These are classics! :)

Alice Wertz said...

wow! your coloring is amazing! gorgeous cards!!

Regina Easter said...

girlfriend fabulous fabulous stuff..hugs

Annika said...

I love BOTH cards, especially second one with the "leftover" frame and gorgeous font... Absolutely perfect guy cards!
TFS
Hugs
Annika

Ree Donnelly said...

Love these cards, Michele! And I'm lovin' that stamp set!!

Brenda Brown said...

Just love the car and the red spotty paper, they look fab together.
LOL Bxxx

Krafty Kows said...

Great men's cards. Jeanette

Allison said...

You got away with bling on a guy card? Whoa! Terrific stuff as always!

Joshnqah said...

I love them...and in time for Fathers day...thank you for the inspiration.