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04 November 2010

two dude cards

Hey hey hey -

My dad and uncle have birthdays pretty close together, so every year at this time I'm stuck making two dude-appropriate cards within the same week or so.

I used to think that guy cards were hard to make, but then I realized that I don't need "masculine images" to make masculine cards...which is good, because I have no real desire to have a stamp collection full of golf clubs or tools or elk or whatever. Instead, here's what I do:

This one's for my uncle (who happens to be an optometrist, though I only had my own selfish desires in mind when I got the stamps!) I used some Tim Holtz goodies on this one -- a couple different stamp sets, plus his ticket die for Sizzix. I used Matte Accents for some, well, accents (a bit manlier than glitter, no?). I also made that little flower-that-isn't-really-a-flower-because-it-looks-so-rugged out of some vintage pattern tissue. Here it is in close-up:

Nice. Rugged. Vintage. This one also happens to be for the Embellish Magazine color challenge, which you can see below and read about here.
 Very manly colors, don't you think?

But there's more!

Here's my dad's card:

I made my own background for this one using Papertrey's Distressed Stripes (fun and easy, I might add), but my fave is that Polaroid-esque focal point, made with the stamp from last month's Studio Calico kit (my first -- and I like it!), along with some vellum. Totally different than the last card, but equally manly, don't you think? More fun and graphic, and a tad retro.

So, happy birthday to both dudes. I hope they like their cards!


Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Great layout! Love all the elements! Thanks for joining the Embellish vintage color challenge.

Emily Leiphart said...

Oohhh, Ang, those eyes in the background are hilarious! LOL That eye chart is so cool, too. I want it! I like your explanation of why/how you can make a masculine card without masculine images 'cause I don't have a desire to own golf stamps either. ;)

Damn, you're trying to make me buy Distressed Stripes, aren't you? :P It IS really cool! I love that vellum panel. Vellum is also on my wish list for the next SU order!

Your Uncle and Dad will love these awesome cards!

Monika Reeck said...

love those eyes background too and nice element on your card...and great take on the Embellish Color Challenge,I just join the challenge too and my card is number 82, would you like to see my blog?Many thanks before :) Hugs, Monika

Meg said...

Ha, I totally didn't see the eyes until I read Emily's comment...hahaha they are awesome! I almost want to make friends with an optometrist just to send him a card like this. And that nice, rugged, vintage manflower is perfect!

And then I scrolled down to your dad's card..ah, love it! The distressed stripes look great and I love the vellum for the "polaroid." I would say you are definitely two for two on manly-cards-with-out-manly-stamps!

Glenda said...

Your vintage card is brilliant! Love it!

Maile Belles said...

What a fun vintage card! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.