Thursday, October 2, 2008

B-day Boy card to my cousin

Man is it hard to keep myself under control when making a card for a guy. You know how much I like to embellish everything and wind up make it girlie. Usually it takes me a couple hours to do a card between me being picky and a perfectionist and then of course all the interruptions...

So I think the key to making a guy card is to only give myself 30 minutes to make it. Well I think it took a few more minutes but it worked and this is what I came up with.

















Recipe:
-CS: DCWV "Brown #3", Bazzill Basics "Safari", TPC "Gingersnap" and MM "Smooth Cranberry
-DPs: DCWV The Fall Glitter Stack (loads of fun papers in there!)
-Stamp: Inkadinkado Handmade with Love
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Chestnut Roan" and "Dune"
-Tim Holtz Distressed Ink "Walnut Stain"
-Stickles - Crystal
-Border Punch: Fiskars Threading Water
-Cuddlebug: Birthday Wishes Die/Embossing Combo set
-Cricut: Cuttin' Up for "Mike" using the cartoon & shadow feature cut @ 1 3/4"
-Misc" Colorbox Black Pigment Ink, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Adhesive

TFL!!

4 comments:

DeeDee said...

Oh Nikki!! This is a perfect guy card....you did really well not "frilling it up"...I too have a hard time not putting bows and flowers on every card I make!! LOL!! HUGS!!

Shirley said...

I think it's just right. The brown and plaid definitely say male and what girl there is in it he will know it's love from you.!!

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Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Nikki,
Cute stuff...Krista

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.