September 19, 2011

Another different card

I try to make more male cards and sometimes it is hard.  Many times I start out with a male card and somehow it evolves into a more girlie card.  This one I think stayed on the male track enough.

The color follow an ad color challenge on the Cricut message board where we were to use Blue, Tan and Brown a great combination for a male card.  I found this paper in my DCWV Mi Casa paper stack and they were perfect for the challenge.   The cutout on the tan (don't want to call it a flower LOL) was cut from Accent Essentials cartridge.  The center is a brad I made using my i-Top brad maker using Accent Essentials to cut out the template cover from the same paper stack.   The small tan piece is run through the Cuttlebug using the clock work folder although it is hard to see.

The side pieces were hand cut from some scraps I had left over.  I distressed the edges of both the tan piece and the blue piece and inked the edges.
I finished the inside simply by using some of the same papers.  I will add a sentiment stamps later.

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Challenges for this card
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  - 9/25
Crafty Ribbons  Anything goes   ends- 9/28
The Squirrel and the Fox  Anything goes   ends - 9/28


ThePurplePlace said...

What a FUN and very clever card. I found it over at Make It Monday and thinks it's such a unique and fun idea.

I love the flower that you created, especially with your handmade matching brad!!

I have not turned on my Cricut in ages, but maybe after today I will!!

Thanks for a fun idea!! :)

RockinRenee said...

Love the color combo! I have an award for you on my blog!

gardener said...

Thanks for showing the inside of your great card.

Sharon said...

This is a great male card!!! Love the paper! Just perfect!! :)

Karen said...

I like that this is so different. I love the colours you have used too. I don't use my cricuit nearly enough and you have put me to shame. Lol.
A truly unique creation. Hugs. Krafty Karen - Popping in from MIM to say Hi.xx

Cricut Couple said...

Donna, the card looks great... and don't feel bad... I am a guy and my cards always seem to turn out a little girly. Hee! Hee! I guess because I have always worked with lots of women. Hee! Hee! Love the card! The flower is amazing!!!

Kerrie said...

Great male card, and wonderful dp.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Saw this on M.I.M. Too many people get hung up about 'men's' cards. Speaking as a man who makes cards if it feels good just go with it. This card is a delightful card for a man or a woman, love it honey.

Shirley-anne said...

Very interesting card
Just love the unusual layout and the colours
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Sandy said...

Love the DSP and that unusual flower, very interesting card, I saw it on Make It Monday - good luck in the challenge,

Tracey said...

What a fabulous card, and I love how beautifully you have decorated the inside too. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our very first challenge, I hope to see you there again.

La Vikinga said...

Different cad maybe; but lovely with the different colour combination and that flower you made!!

Thank you for joining Crafty Ribbons second challenge and welcome back this week for another one!

La Vikinga

craftykitten said...

Great card, fabulous colours and I love your flower! Thanks for sharing with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time. Hope to see you again next time.
Dawn xx