Monday, March 12, 2012

One for the guys..

I generally never make cards for guys.  I love all the bright colors and flowers and then the masculine cards just never happen.  The other day I started playing with this Smokey Shadow cardstock and then just went from there to create pretty much a "guy" card.  What do you think?

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If you notice the white distressing in the background...that is from using the Linen IP as a stamp again.  I just inked it up with Fresh Snow and then put the card base on top and gently pressed down.  I used the circles from Grunge Me on the card base.  I pulled out a Project Life journaling card for the sentiment and added some layers of cardstock for that added pop of color.  

Well, I am off today to clean my house.  It is sort of a disaster.  Between my husband and I, we were gone all week last week for work so there is lots to be done.  I was in KC and stayed at the amazing Argosy Hotel and Spa.  Unfortunately,  no spa for me but everything else was incredible!  I think I need some days like those more often!  Check out this dinner...


Lobster stuffed Chicken breast, Herb crusted beef, Red potatoes, an amazing salad, Carrot cake cheesecake and an Amaretto Sour!  I am pretty sure between this, the Mexican buffet for lunch and the ginormous breakfast buffet...I weigh a couple more pounds than last week.  :)  It was worth it.

Ok, laundry calling.  Ugh!  Hugs to you all!  :)

12 comments:

  1. Great guy card. Guy cards are so hard for me. I usually go Kraft, brown or blue for guys. I am going to have to try the grays. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Awesome guy card, Laurie! My struggle is how to not make masculine cards look boring-yours looks hip and cool! That dinner looks and sounds Yummo, and I get the "totally worth it" extra pounds:)

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  3. Love this masculine card! You should make them more often! :> Laurie I am curious, what do you do for work? :>

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  4. This is a wonderful masculine card. I love the colors and the layout, and that cool effect you have with the inked IP.

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  5. Send this over to my house...this is absolutely fabulous!

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  6. Stunning! I love the peeking Grunge Me stamps.
    How do you ink your IP? Do you use a brayer or just apply ink directly?

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  7. Outstanding! The red polka dot, black, gray and white look so great together on your card. And the white circles peeking out add even more interest for the eye. Super job!

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  8. PERFECT masculine creation, Laurie!! LOVE IT!!! And that dinner looks yummy!!!

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  9. I like the graphic nature of this card! It is perfect for the guys! :)

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