Monday, April 4, 2011

Enjoy the ride...

Good morning everyone, I have a masculine card to show you all today. I know I'm always looking for ideas for the men in our lives, so maybe someone will get some inspiration from this. I used 'Zooming Along' for this card, a cute bear in a classic car. I decided to go with water color for this image, using markers and Distress inks. The hardest part was all the chrome, I've never colored chrome before and had to look at a picture of real chrome to get an idea on how to color it.

Of course pretty patterned papers were out of the question, but I remembered buying some of that real wood paper on clearance at Michael's not too long ago, so I opted for that. I cut them up into squares and reassembled them in a 'parquet' like fashion. Cool stuff that paper!

I also used some leather paper from The Paper Temptress, that is some seriously cool paper! I added a bit of stitching and silver brads to the paper panel on the right for that 'biker' feel, lol.

Take it easy! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Lili of the Valley, PTI
Ink: Palette, Distress, Memento
Paper: Leather Paper, Stardream, Wood paper, PTI
Tools & Accessories: SU ribbon, Caran d'ache water color pencils, Spellbinders labels/Nestabilities, PTI banner die, SU brads


  1. SUPER card! Love your colouring and everything about it.

    Hugs, Sandra

  2. Just perfect and a great idea for a mans card!!! Thanks for sharing Chanelle xxxx

  3. The background of the card reminded me of the old style cabinet tv.

  4. What a cute image for guy cards-love the wood and leather trim!

  5. Great guy card! Super cute & I love the way you kept everything all "male" even the papers!

  6. What a gorgeous card...and a stunning blog! Will definitely be visiting more, your cards and projects are beautiful.
    Emma x


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