Monday, May 16, 2011

Crafty Secret's Masculine Challenge!

Good morning to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was a cold and rainy one, but I got to have a "date night" with my hubby, so it was all good!

The Crafty Secret's gals are creating masculine themed cards for this month's challenge. I decided to use the, Car Classic's set. I stamped the Route 66 image 3 times, in black, red, and olive green. I cut it apart and reassembled it. I used Crackle accents and set it aside to dry. The tiny car was colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol. I had this silver disc thingy in my stash FOREVAH and decided to finally put it to good use. I die cut the image with a circle Spellbinder's die, inked the edges in brown and applied crackle accents to it as well.
The "Note to Self" card is by 7Gypsies and I cut the center out with my rectangular Spellbinder's die. The edges were inked. I then cut out a piece of corrugated cardboard with a larger rectangular die, painted it with cream pain, and inked the edges in a dark brown. I assembled the pieces using foam dots here and there for added dimension! I love lumpy and bumpy! ; ) Since ribbon would be out of the question for man's card, I used some dark brown twine and wrapped it around the center image several times.

Love creating little "shadow" boxes to create depth! And since glitter would be another No No......crackle accents was my substitute! ; )

I love how it gives it an instant aged feel! Super cool stuff!


Be sure to pop on over to the other ladies' blogs for more "Manly" inspiration! ; )


•Pam Hooten
•Heidi Blankenship
•Linda Duke
•Michele Kovack <----- Me! : )




Have a wonderful day!!!!

25 comments:

Jingle said...

This is fabulous! I love it!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

This is a fab male card Michele xx

Carol said...

Love this card and like how you used of crackle accents. TFS

Pam said...

So cool Michele, love your embellishment you made!

Becky said...

This is awesome.

Adelina said...

I love all the layers on this card!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

Crystal said...

AWESOME Masculine creation Michele!!!!!

Vicki C said...

Oh.. I'm loving the interest of the corrogation and of the crackle! What a fantastic card Michele! Love it!

A Vintage Chic said...

I LOVE this, Michele! Every detail is just perfect!

Julie

Allison said...

Terrific Michele...off to "Share the MOJO"!

Karen W said...

Very cool card, love the framing on this and the vintage look of all of it.

Anonymous said...

Very nice card for Father's Day or a man's birthday. Love it. Edna

~Tammy~ said...

This is the perfect masculine card! It has all the great elements to make the dreaded man card. LOL! Well done and thanks for inspiring!

Dina said...

great card!Love the shadow box effect! Hugs! Dina

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW..love the depth and great use of textures. Really great card.

Phyllis M. said...

Very cool guy's card. Love all the embellies on it. Thanks for sharing.

kathy/North Carolina said...

I love all the layers and the crackle accents. But the thing I love the most is the use of corrugated cardboard. Brilliant!

Mrs Ham said...

This is a stunning card. I love all the texture and aging.

cdm317 said...

My goodness, you are so creative!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awesome masculine card Michele! Love how you incorporated corrugated cardboard!

Mary Leeson said...

Love your card...so masculine! I especially like the crackling. TFS. Bless ya~

Michelle said...

Michele--this card totally rocks in my book! Check out that classic car in the bottle cap! Totally cool.....let's go cruising! Can't wait to make one myself:-)

Beate said...

Wow! Amazing card.
Hugs and smiles

Roman said...

AWESOME Masculine creation Michele!!!!!