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Sunday, February 12, 2012

This beauty is a design by Dee or Deelight in our SCS stamping group. I love, love, love this design, the colors, and the technique used to make this ultimately cool masculine card. The color is an awesome SU blue ink. Dee had some wonderful shiny silver designer paper, and that was put into a gears theme embossing folder, then swiped on the up-textured side with black ink. Very neat effect. Labels two Spellbinders was used, and then blue sponging around the stamped motorcycle image while the image was still inside the Spellbinders die! Then she tied a washer around the panel and added three silver brads. Very cool. Oh, and various gears where stamped on the background with white ink. Inside was a chain link stamp, and a You're the Best stamped image. Awesome! And Totally Rad!
This card  was designed by Carol - a new Carol-haha! I think we have three now!
She used a fish stamp and embossed it after stamping in three different colors. Nice rounded corners, and a great theme for men!
This card was designed by Laurie. Laurie had some great old German music papers and I took the liberty to stamp in lightly direct to paper with the red ink pad. I also distressed the edges. The word Love was put on a Spellbinders die cut and brads were used to adhere it. Neat Date Stamp used for the theme. Nice black and white ribbon attached with the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. Fun valentine to give to a Guy!
This card was designed by JoAnn. She used the Tim Holtz theme embossing folders, and Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamps. I love her use of male patterned papers and distressing the embossed images and edging around the DP. Nice copper clasp holds the card  in place and another sentiment is stamped inside.
This is the inside of JoAnn's card. (above).

 This is Danette's design. Danette did an ATC! (Artist's Trading Card). Danette used the clear acrylic and passed it through a Tim Holtz embossing folder, and sanded it slightly to bring out the image since it was so clear. Then she had clear pocket corners to tuck the acrylic sheet into on top of the tan sentiment piece, stamped with a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous sentiment. Inside is an embossed image swiped with color to bring out the impression as shown below here.

Showing the cute little envelope and key that went along with Danette's design.

Below is my design for the swap. I simply used some cool DP I found at Archiver's something along the lines of a Pear Tree I think. All the paper designs looked masculine to me. Then I added Tim Holtz gears I embossed and cut out and then swiped with Distress Walnut Stain ink. The stamped images and sentiments are a Gears theme from Technique Tuesday. I attached the stamped image panel with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. Cuttlebug die cut corner. I also attached a little key from 7 Gypsies with Glossy Accents glue.

 This awesome card was designed by Katherine. She used all SU colors and stamps. This one is from the Surfer group. I love this image stamped in that pretty blue! I love how she surrounded the image with the bold, bright yellow and orange. The inside panel was water color paper wet down with a spritzer with water. Then the inks from the stamp pads were used by pressing the lid of the stamp pad down onto the ink pad and using water and a paint brush to place on the water color paper. We dried it with a heat gun and then pressed the sumburst embosing folder onto the paper and Oila! A beautiful sunburst impression to go with the Surfer! Very Cool Indeed!

Another one of my design, using a different designer paper.
Thanks for looking at my Masculine Cards this week!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Masculine cards for a swap

Here are some cards I made for a Masculine Card Swap on SCS.

Sure had a fun time making! I used several Cricut cuts from the Heritage cartridge. I also used the Cricut Imagine cartridge JT. It has a nice steampunk feel to it. I chose several masculine papers and Heritage cuts that looked masculine. Some of the labels are from the Heritage cartridge too.

CTMH Giveaway from My Passion for Scrapbooking

A cool giveaway is going on at http://www.mypassionforscrapbooking.com/browse-65008/Giveaways.html
I sure would love a chance for this too, but if you are here you need to check it out too! Its for the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection cartridge! I've been drooling over this cartridge for awhile! You might be too!
Cool blog btw too!