Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Manly Thank You

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Today I have a manly thank you card. I don't know about you but I truly struggle with cards for the Y chromosome. Which is ironic, as I have 3 sons and a husband and make them cards often. Nevertheless, it's so much easier to go girlie than it is to go manly.

This card is for the owner of my children's Martial Arts Studio. He gave my 3 youngest a YEARS FREE membership for Christmas. It definitely had to be manly. I am so grateful to this man and I struggled to make a card for him. In the end I decided to go collage style. I find it's easier for me than CAS and I wanted it to have a WOW effect but I don't think I achieved that either. I spent far too much time on this card. It's and ok card. I don't love it.

Thank you manly
To create this card start with a piece of marbled cardstock. Stamp Hero Arts "Just Because" Cling pop frame in Memories Brown, then Stamp diamonds in the middle of the frame. My diamonds are an old set from Fontwerks, I stamped them in Hero's Soft Sand. Use a slight amount of adhesive to temporarily mount the Cling pop frame to the front of the card and then stamp the Timely Bird, remove the artisan frame and stamp watch gears, diamonds and Newpaper print all over the background of the card. I did use some Masking Paper for some of the gears and the timely bird. I love the Inkadinkado Masking paper. Ink edges of the card with Distress Vintage Photo

Stamp Timely Bird on scrap paper, color in with Distress inks & cut out. Stamp sentiment, pop dot bird, add some ribbon and then attach frame. It really took very little time to complete.

I linked all supplies below. Hope you have a Fantabulous Day!


Cynthia B. said...

Gorgeous card! Manly cards are also difficult for me...maybe it's all the froufrou stuff I keep buying. ;)
And WOW! A free membership. My 9yo daughter takes Taekwondo, and it costs $$, so that is truly generous. Great card for a thank you!

Tiffany said...

This is really beautiful! I think it works perfectly for a man with the cool shaped diamonds, the clock gears and the bird! I rarely make manly cards either! And since my hubs really doesn't care for them, I hardly ever make them! :)

Kelly Booth said...

Always hard for me too....
I think this is a perfect Manly card...Love it Michelle!