Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 60 - Button Tires

I tried doing the real "Guy's Guy" kind of thing by making some tires out of buttons.  What do you think?


The challenge this week at Mark's Finest Papers is to use buttons.  I thought about going the feminine route, and getting vintage or shabby chic, but thought, "Nah, let me try something different."  The tire tracks are from a set called Big Boy Toys, and the sentiment is as well.  I stamped it, then cut it apart, ransom-style.


Hope you get a chance to play along, using some buttons!  Just link up your card HERE by Friday, June 24, 2011 by 3 PM EST.   

Thanks for joining me today.  :)

Colleen
Stamps:  Big Boy Toys - MFP
Paper:  Basic Black - SU; white - MFP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Punch:  corner rounder - SU
Other:  Fiskars Pinking Shears, buttons from stash, Big Shot, Bricked embossing folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz

23 comments:

Marisa said...

Brilliant :)

Lagene said...

Great idea for button tires!

Andrea Ewen said...

Love when you get a chance to experiment with something...and it works! Great job with this challenge, I think the button tires are perfect!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Colleen- I love B/W cards, and this is a fabulous design for Father's Day! Very cool!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen this is so unique and creative....all you need are some lug nuts to really get the guys attention!!! lol I love how you framed the tires with the tire track stamp....you are so clever. What a great Father's Day card. It sure would be welcomed with my guys. They are working on a 96 Mustang 24/7 it seems like. Have a great weekend.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Emily Keaton said...

This is so clever and unique, Colleen! I know that guy cards are kinda out of your comfort zone, but I think you did super with this one. And I love that you tried something really different--and had such success with it! The tire tracks make an awesome frame. Very cool!

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--I love this card!!!! Using the tire tracks as a border around the card is such a great idea! Great card!!!! Thanks for all you do each week here at Speedy's challenge. I appreciate it! Patty

Bev J. said...

Neat card-like the button tires and the tire tracks border! Fine Father's Day card.

Anonymous said...

Gotta tell you this! I looked before reading and thought - oh how pretty the lacey framing the buttons. Just a cool black and white card. I was thinking maybe the father it was indended for was an artist or something. Then I read tires and the rest. Duh, those are tire treads and not lace! Maybe some lug nuts or those brads that look like screws would have been my key. Geez - did I not get enough sleep or just a vivid imagination? Either way, I liked the card esp. the tire tread frame - that is really cool! I really like black and white cards anyway.

Chris R. from Iowa

Shirley said...

One inspiration leads to another and another and another at your blog! I love this and the tire tracks are wonderful with your buttons!

Lori said...

I think it was a great idea, I really like it!!

Stella said...

Gorgeous and brilliant'as usual. I really love that tire track stamp.
No matter what style; you are always creating stunning cards!
Hugs,
Stella
X

Janeen said...

Colleen, what a great use of that tire track, it took me a bit of looking to figure out what it was and then i read your description. Unique idea to be sure, Thanks for your offering at Speedy the Cat.

Maria said...

Yes, those speak tires to me! A very clever masculine card! You are very creative no matter what type of card you make! Love your style...so inspiring! And, thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! It's appreciated...take care...((hugs))!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Too cool! Love the tire tracks and the buttons as tires! Very clever and crafty! I received my candy today! Thank You so much! It was a happy day! I love packages. When my husband asked what it was I was happy to report that it was not a purchase that he was not aware of! LOL!

redwasher1 said...

Colleen, your card is fabulous!!!! Your are so creative!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Colleen. Love the great textures!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the look of this card - co creative! Definitely the perfect look for a guy!

Benzi said...

Oh, you are so clever...love this idea!

Leslie Miller said...

I love it! Very creative! Masculine and cute!

Tracey said...

Oh Col this is such a PERFECT manly card!!!!

Maria said...

Hi Colleen, I just wanted to let you know that I am passing the "Sweet Blog Award" to you. Please see my blog for details, thank you!:-))

Pauline said...

I love the tyre frame, how cool is that??!! Fab card!

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