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!!  

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

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

  3. Wonderfully masculine, Vicky! Love that background.

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

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  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

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

  7. Lovely masculine card.

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

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

  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

  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.

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

  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

  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

  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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