Friday, April 6, 2012

Age is a Number

I think I'm usually terrible at making masculine cards, but I've got one to show today that makes me proud!


It began with a cereal box.  I die cut a panel and brushed Crackle Paint on it.  Then, in alternating brown inks (listed in the details at the end of post), I stamped a FAB border by Lost Coast Designs:
I inked the edges with Antique Linen and Early Espresso to age it.


The panel behind the cereal box is embossed with a herringbone pattern (new to me), its edges also inked.

A sentiment seemed necessary on this card, so I printed my own.  I went to THIS website to get my quote, then created it in Microsoft Word.  Isn't it just perfect for this number stamp??  I printed it out in different size fonts and landed one that fit into a Grommet Tags die.

Challenges entered:


Thank you sooo much for joining me today!



Dimensions: 4.25" x5.5"
Stamps: Bingo Border - Lost Coast Designs
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White - SU
Ink: Basic Brown, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa - SU; Chestnut Roan - Clearsnap; Antique Linen Distress - Ranger
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; brown grosgrain ribbon - craft supply
Other: Big Shot; Labels Eighteen, Grommet Tags dies - Spellbinders; copper brads - SU; Picket Fence Crackle Paint - Ranger; Herringbone embossing folder - Cuttlebug; cereal box; printer/Microsoft Word

29 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome masculine card!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOVE this masculine card--the colors and the stamping--LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! YOU ROCK:)

LeAnne said...

This is just WONDERFUL! Better yet, in perusing the Lost Coast Design stuff, I found out that they were the maker of a couple of stamps I got last year at a stamp show...THANK YOU!!!!! What an awesome company!

Sandie Edwards said...

Fantastic masculine card!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Very cool - you find the coolest things and do the coolest things with them. This is one great MAN card!!! Hugz!

Karen McAlpine said...

How clever, Colleen!! Love your card!!

Linda B said...

Oh my, Colleen... it's fantastic!!!! Absolutely love this!

Marisa said...

This is FABULOUS, Colleen!! LOVE that herringbone EF - must go hunting for it! The bingo numbers are perfect and the sentiment tag fabulous. You hit this one out of the ball park and deserve to be proud of it! Have a blessed Easter weekend :)

Annette said...

awesome card and amazing design...

~Tammy~ said...

You rocked this masculine card! As you know, I dread them! I think I start breaking out into a sweat when I need one...ha! This is a great one!

Anonymous said...

Is this fun or what? Great idea! I never know what to do with those bingo numbers. This is perfect!

Chris R. from Iowa

Leslie Turner said...

Great guy card, Colleen! Love it! :)

Maria said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love all the bingo numbers! Great job, Colleen! Happy Easter to you and family, hugs!

Ann Schach said...

Wonderful masculine card, Colleen!

Leslie Miller said...

I have to agree with you -- this is one fabulous masculine card!

Benzi said...

That crackle paint makes that cereal box look like a million bucks! Great idea and a super card for those masculines that are so hard to do.
Thanks for reminding me I have that embossing folder. I think I used it two years ago at Christmas and must have hidden it from myself. Duh!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great use for the cereal box Colleen! Looks great. Love the bingo numbers. Great masculine colors.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Brilliant idea for using border stamps! Love it Colleen! Have a fabulous Easter weekend!

Jackie Rockwell said...

WOW I really LOVE this masculine card!!! The texture and warm colors are fantastic! One of my favorite accents is twine, so I adore how you wrapped the twine around.

Linda R said...

I just love how you did this background. What a great masculine card...

~Linda

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous card! Love the stamped crackle and the great embossed background. TFS!

Amanda said...

Ok, now why didn't I think of using crackle paint like That? :) I love, love your elegant masculine card, that takes a great touch!! I love it :)

Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE that Bingo chip border, and it pairs so well with your sentiment! Gorgeous, guy card, girl!

Andrea Ewen said...

How creative~ Fabulous neutral tones and the border looks awesome against the background. Love the twine accent, too!

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Don't Throw It Away Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Chunyuan said...

Awesome card. Congrats on your Moxie Fab win, Colleen.

JenMarie said...

This is absolutely FABULOUS!!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea for a birthday card, Colleen! Thanks for the link to the quote site. I'm always looking for something add to my cards.

Emily Keaton said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Colleen!! What a fabulous accomplishment for this to be named a winner over at Moxie Fab World. You really deserved it!!! I love this cool masculine design. Very hip!!!

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