For once I'm doing projects more than a week before I need them. Wow! Makes me wonder what I've forgotten to do. That's what 1 a.m. is for - panic!
I completed this first card (above) for the Belli Challenge on the Belli Blog! It's the Father's Day challenge #67. A sketch was provided, and it was a really fun one! I used an older SU! set (Thinking of Father, 2004), stamped in Memento tuxedo black, colored with Pentel metallic pencils and Pebbles chalks, with a touch of silver Creative Memories Precious Element ink.
Designer paper is SU! and cardstock is Bazzill. I used MM (white stitch) and American Crafts (for Pebbles) plaid ribbons. A boxer clip and Michael's rhinestones round out the decorations. I also used my scor-pal and score-bug for the embossing.
My friend Lee and I were discussing if ribbon and bling was appropriate on masculine cards. I dunno - I kinda like it. Do you??
This card just kinda came together from the left overs of the first one. I used the Card Patterns Sketch #119 for this layout. I followed a similar process with this card, except all the coloring in the panel was done with Pebbles chalks. I used the same SU! stamps, SU! designer paper, and Bazzill cardstock. The embellishments are Basic Grey buttons with SU! twine, Michael's rhinestones, MM ribbon, and Mark Ent. silver embossing powder. Ink is Memento tuxedo black and Versamark.
Well - I hope these projects encourage you to use bling and ribbon for your masculine cards. Even colors and patterns with a floral design can be tamed to a more manly look. Give it a try!
Ta for now, ~ky