Saturday, 21 April 2012


After a lovely day craft shopping with my friend Helen I  received a text from her to say she had found the exact challenge for me to use my new stamps - so thanks Helen - - her blog xx
I had bought papermanias nostalgic pastimes stamps as I thought these would come in handy for the dreaded man cards! The challenge link she sent me is on the blog
First I stamped the man Hiking onto a cream piece of card. I then water coloured the image using Tim Holtz distress inks. I inked the edge of the image with the same Tim Holtz inks. Imounted the image onto a piece of dark brown card from my stash and distressed the edges. Lastly looking through my stamps for inspiration I discovered these wonderfully cute marching ants on a See-D's set of stamps - Cute as a Bug. I just knew they would look great.

Using a cream square card blank I covered it with a piece of paper from Paper Cellar - mens selection. This co-ordinated with my image so well. I added three contrasting ribbons and two inspirationaal quotes. The quote in the top left corner is from a set of stamps - Gourmet rubber stamps -"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" I raised this on a piece of chipboard that I embossed with a dark brown embossing powder. The second quote is from Whimsy stamps - Treasured moments tickets and says "Inspire beauty in all that surrounds you" I finished the card off with three buttons from my stash and an arrow from Maya Road -Arrows - neutrals.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -


Helen said...

That looks great Sue xx

Helen said...

Oh, and thanks for the mention :)

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

This is a fabulous masculine card! I like your layout.

Thanks for making our Boys Dig It challenge so special.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @ 4 CCC

Shelia said...

Love all the details on this beautiful card! Thanks for joining the challenge at DRS Designs this week!

* Shaz * said...

Brilliant card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles for our ” Men Only ” challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
Good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

Debbie said...

Lovely card thank you for showing us all at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week. Debbiexx

Helen in the UK said...

GREAT man's card :)

Mickaela Sundkvist said...

What a fun way to use the ribbons! I just love how you created all this angles, and they are perfect for a mans card.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Ann Whitfield said...

This is a fabulous man's card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Star said...

What a great man's card. Just love everything about it.
Eileen x

Lori said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "Boys Dig It" Challenge!

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks brilliant Sue!! Fabulous card and layout.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,