Monday 28 March 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 7 - "Embossing"

Good Morning All, well weve already reached our 7th Challenge on Cards for Men, and this time we are being hosted by Alison of Handmade by Tillymint do pop over to her blog and see what a very talented lady she is, and her theme she has chosen for us to do is Embossing it can be either with a embossing folder or embossing powder so the choice is yours. And this time we are being sponsered by Paper Pretties
This is what they say about their company:-
Paper Pretties is a full-service online crafting store. We have many exclusive stamp lines, from elegant to whimsical, sweet to clever; there is something for every stamper in our Prettie Boutique!
In case you haven't heard yet, Paper Pretties has a BRAND NEW owner, Heather Lee-Reppen. Now located in Madison, WI, we are pleased to offer you amazing customer service, faster and cheaper shipping, and a wider variety of stamping "must have" products to go along with all of our fun new stamps!! All orders are shipped within 24 hours. You will find there here.
And they are offering us a prize of this gorgeous clear stamp set:-
A really lovely set for any young man in your life, and heres my card for this fortnights Challenge:-

For my image Ive used this Karens Doodles "Grandpa Fix it" digi image and I printed him onto white card before colouring him with my copic pens, then cut him out with my rotatrim and mounted him onto a piece of blue pearlescent card, the sentiment is one that I googled and I also printed it onto white card before mounting it up in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue pearlescent card and one of two papers from Donna's Bearlymine "For the Boys" digi paper set, this first paper is an all over pattern of cogs and wheels, on top of this is the second paper thats had one of Martha Stewarts Border punches along the edges which cuts and embosses at the same time, then I put a strip of the same pearlescent card through my cuttlebug with a tool embossing folder, this was then positioned down the card.
I then stuck my image towards of the top with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, to finish of I have fixed some tool brads down the edge on the right side.
Now that youve seen my card do please pop over to our Challenge Blog Cards for Men  and see the rest of the teams stunning work, and we should be soon announcing the lucky people who are to join us and become part of our Design Team, good luck to all those that took part in the call to do so.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Sarah said...

Fabulous card Shirley, love the image and how you've coloured him xxx

Janette said...

Morning Shirley, What a fab man card, love the image, the papers and the embossing is brilliant,and on top of all that, your colouring is perfect....have a good day.xx

Alison said...

Love how well everything goes together- The DP and embellishments are perfect for that cute image. Great embossing folder and I like the extra bit from the cut and emboss punch.
Hugs, Alison x

Doreen said...

A fabulous card Shirley,love the

Cards By MI said...

Such cool card Shirley. What a great embossing with the tools. It looks fabby! Great work!
Love n hugs

heidy said...

Oh wow Shirley,what a great card,love it!
Hugs Heidy

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
This is a stunning card,I so love the image and your colouring and papers are both wonderful...
Mandy x

Enfys said...

Hi Shirley, I love love this, where on earth did you get the little tool brads? I must get some of those,
big hugs
En xx

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Hi Shirley,
what a wonderful card. The colours are great and the image is very nice.

Hugs Claudia

Stef H said...

oh i just love all the embellishments on this one! absolutely fabulous!

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Hi this is a wonderful card.
Beautiful colors and a stunning design.
Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww fabulous male card, awesome colouring, luv the embossin folder, luv the ickle charms, sue,x

Sandra said...

Hi Shirley...brilliant card,love that image!i think i may have to go purchase him...lovely work :0).

Hope you had a good weekend
Take care
San x

Elaine said...

I LOVE this card Shirley.
The image is such fun, a real happy chappy!
The embossing is fab and the tool brads are a perfect embellie.

Love & hugs
Elaine xx

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Wow this is a fab male card! Great image and I love this embossing folder.

Lisa x

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Shirley, I love that cute image and your colouring is beautiful
hugs Mandy xx

Mina said...

oooohhhh hes fantastic Shirley and what a brilliant mans card he it
Mina xxx

LINDA said...

OH I absolutely Love this one!! The image is just darling and colored perfectly, and those little tools are adorable..Fantastic card!!
Hugs, Linda

Melodie said...

Fantastic card, my dear, the image is really cool for a man.

Anonymous said...

Love this card!

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Shirley. Lots of intricate details as always.

Take care,

Donna x

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

EEEK!!! This is PERFECTLY delightful and fun! I love the image and your colors

Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges 2 or more embellishments.

Have a blessed day

coldwaters2 said...

Lol, oh this is just totally fabby Shirley what a great fun image a brilliant card for a male.
Lorraine x

Lisa B said...

What a fun card!

Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters "Let's Hear It For The Boys" challenge. Good luck!