Welcome to our Not so Macho Masculine Blog Hop brought to you by the Sparkle Team of Sparkle N Sprinkle!
We’re all so excited to share some ideas for masculine cards and projects. Thirteen designers have come up with some surprising, interesting, creative, awe-inspiring cards!
Important things first: The Grand Prize is a stamp set of the winner’s choice AND as you visit each designer’s blog, she will not only tell you about her cards, but donate a product toward the grand prize! Some of the products are brand new – not even on the website yet! So the Grand Prize will consist of the stamp set PLUS 13 products! A lucky second winner will win a stamp set of her choice!
We hope you will enjoy viewing our cards as much as we did in creating them. To become eligible to win the prizes
- Leave a comment on each blog
- Return to the SNS Blog and leave brief comment about which design(s) you most enjoyed and why
I’m going to share two different cards made using the same set, 1900 Cars set 285. For the travel card above, I used two different map papers, a new banner die set and labels 17 from Spellbinders. The antique autos on both cards were colored using a combination of markers and Prismacolor pencils. For the Travel greeting, I used a bookplate die and bowed it slightly when I attached it.
On the Classic card below, I cut out the roadster and also an extra left side (facing the viewer) and layered it on the base image for a little extra dimension. The background scene was stamped, masked, sponged and then colored w/ markers. The white frame used a lg oval Spellbinders die and a dot border embossing folder which I used a stylus to hand emboss around the frame. Both cards measure 5.5 x 4.25. The Travel and Classic cards w/ full instructions are also on the SNS website.
Your next stop will be Jill Jacobson’s Blog, so hop on over! By the way, the product you can win from my blog is a jar of Berry Pudding Glitter Tinsel. If you haven’t tried it, please check it out. It’s fabulous! And this color is just scrumptious! Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle – 1900 Cars, Scenery set 349 (for Classic card)|
|Paper: Neenah white, dk red, 2 different designer/map papers|
|Ink:VersaFine Onyx, Kaleidacolor Melon Melody, Desert Heat & Riviera rainbow pads|
|Accessories:White gel pen, Prismacolor pencils, Tombow Markers, 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape SAT04, 1/8” Tear-ific Tape SAT02, Spellbinders Labels 17, petite ovals & Banner Basics 2 dies, Sizzix bookplate die, Cuttlebug dot border embossing folder, stylus, sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig (SAMJ)|
More challenges for this:
Stamps R Us – masculine
SCS WT322 -trees, SCS FS223
Kaboodle Doodles – lots of layers
Cards for Men – someone special
Tuesday Throwdown – die cuts
Timeless Tuesday Challenge – anything goes!