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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ahead of the Curve...Belli & CPS Challenges

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

13 comments:

  1. Wowzers Ky!!! You are on a major creative roll!!!!

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  2. Great cards, Ky - the second one is my favorite...I might have to CASE it! =D

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  3. Oooh, love the vintage feel to these cards, Ky. Cool image.

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  4. BEAUTIFUL Mascul9ine cards Kyra! Thanks for sharing these with us and for playing along in the Belli Challenge!

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  5. Both cards are great for Fathers Day!!! I still love this set from SU!!! Awesome job with both!!! Thanks for playing in the CB challenge!!!!

    Danita

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  6. These are fabulous girl. I love that stamp!

    Hope you are doing well.!

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  7. SO beautiful! I love the vintage image and the soft muted colors on your cards.

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  8. Hi Ky...checked out your father's day card like I said...awesome!!! I think I may have to case the first card...love it!

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  9. Wonderful design on both these cards! That's one of my all time fav images!! I think ribbon and bling work on a masculine card when they're done right and these are both FABULOUS!! So happy to see you posted for the Belli challenge, your cards rock!!

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  10. oh I love your card! I love that image thanks for plying with us Belli girls

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  11. Your cards are beautiful...I just love that stamp set and the colors you used are perfect fror a Father's Day card!!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge!!!

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  12. These are some beautiful Father's Day cards. I love the soft coloring and your layouts!

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  13. I think they are just the perfect Father's Day cards... I love that stamp set... Great coloring... Love both designs....

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