Monday, February 10, 2014

Masculine Valentine

I'm back with another little post.  This time to share with you a little card that I made for the great challenge going on in FB for the Inky Froggies it's a group run by my friend Kristina Deyette of Kristy Lees World totally talented artist and she's also a stamping up consultant!!!  So if you are in the US you should really communicate with her for the goodies :)

So the challenge is to make a card for Lovies - whatever love means to you.   Of course you have to use some Stampin up stuff.  I had some new goodies to use :)  And I really wanted to start with them.  So I made a love card... but one masculine!!!  I wanted something different from the typical red and pink :)  I saw a great sketch and that was the start of it.

So is that a masculine valentine?!?  I used my Tim Holtz Alteration Sizzix embossing folder, I then used my walnut distress ink on the raised parts.  I added some washi tape ( not quite the one that I would have liked to use... but I didn't have the right color... :( never seem to have the right one with that stuff...).  I added a little tag that I had distressed in tea some time ago.  I used a heart done with my Cameo, added some buttons and twine from my stash.  I used my brand new stampin up banners framelits die for the banner!!!  Love this I had sooooo much trouble with my banners, best investment EVER in a die.  I stamped my c pour toi stamp from stamping up - the droit au coeur and then used my NEW label bracket punch to punch that sentiment out.  LOOOOVE this.

Here's a closer look at the great stamp.
Much different from my usual cards!!! But I'm loving this look!!!  I like to challenge myself :)

I followed this fab sketch and that was the start of my inspiration:

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Mojo monday - Sketch
  2. Crafty bloggers network - All about boys
  3. Crafty card makers - This is a man's world
  4. Paula holifield crafts - Man up
  5. The artistic stamper creative team - Use distress
  6. Inky Froggies  - FB challenge
  7. 2 sisters challenge -Embossing
  8. simon says stamp blog - we love stamps
  9. Sweet stampin challenge blog - Sentiment only
That's it for me for tonight!!!  I hope you have a fabulous night!!  

I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html

Hugs





15 comments :

  1. This is gorgeous, Vicky! Great colours and layout. Love it.
    xx

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  2. Hi Vicky the tag is attractive, makes a nice change to have these colours.
    Congrats for reaching your 500 followers. xx

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  3. Wonderfully masculine, Vicky! Love that background.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this fabulous masculine Valentine with us. Love that embossed background with the rivets, very manly!

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers and More

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  5. This is a brilliant masculine Valentine card!! Really love the stamped sentiment!! I know what you mean about washi tape!! Thanks for joining in with my Challenge at CCM&M. Cxxx

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  6. Fabulous male card, thank you for playing along with us at ALBC this month & good luck. Jane x

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  7. Lovely masculine card.

    Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

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  8. Vicky I totally love this....I am partial to masculine cards and yours is wonderful. I love that heart...Hugs, joann

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  9. Hi Vicky, I love this! I am here with my Dt hat on so many thanks for sharing at 'Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

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  10. A real male Valentine card. I love the colours and the buttons. The sketch is well done.Thanks for joining us at the 2 sisters challenge. Marijke.

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  11. Gorgeous card! The dry embossed background is perfect here. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  12. Wonderful, love the embossing, layout and great colours used a fabulous card, thank you for joining us at The Crafty Bloggers "One For The Boys" challenge.

    Sylv xx
    CBN DT

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  13. It's a fantastic masculine Valentine - I just love the neutral colour palette, embossed panel, and the leathery looking tag. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison x

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  14. Great guy card - love the tag and buttons. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

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