Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's Always a Challenge

Ok, to me's always a challenge, to make GUY cards!! The
bold simple design of the sketch this week from Skipping Stones Designs
(SSD) just led me in that direction. The result is here:

My entry for SSD sketch #108 I used their "Grunge" stamp set....
it has all the words (and the great little "splotch") and that wood
grain stamp too. Love that one....GREAT for guy cards!! Gotta
play more with that one!

So here's MY challenge.....go use this simple sketch, and make some
great guy cards!! If you make'll be on your way to
having a nice stash for the coming year!! So......time to go get inky!

My "recipe":
Basic red cardstock (8&1/2x11 Recollections from Mike's)
Basic navy cardstock (ditto)
MME (American Made collection....stripe & the 2 stars....
I folded the large one to pop it out)
Distress Ink (Barn Door, Faded Denim & Walnut Stain)
Tonic Distress Tool
Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder ("tough guy" is emb.)
Twinery Twine (Denim)
White button and foam tape (under star)


  1. Very fun card! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at SSD!

  2. i agree it is hard to create for the men in our lives. i like it. it is just enough without being too much.

  3. Great card! The colors are perfect for any guy! :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at SSD!


  4. Love it!!! Your distressed edges are awesome! Thanks so much for joining us over at SSD this week!

  5. Nice job! Guy cards are my weakness too. They always end up to frilly. Thanks for sharing the sketch. I'll have to try.

  6. The use of the sentiments is absolutely fantastic! Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stone Design!