Friday, June 11, 2010

One For the Guys

Okay Peeps! Time for something different - LOTS of baby cards happening here and you have been so patient and encouraging - THANK YOU! :0)

The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a Guy Card Challenge "Just For Dad" this week. I felt pretty stumped over this one for a looooooong time, but after all those baby pastels was really ready for something completely different! So here goes :0)


I started out with some paper that had an antique looking map drawn on it, and added a "library card".(A free download which Heather Nichols made available during one of PTI's releases. Sorry I can't remember the exact post ...)

I stamped the library card with some "old letter writing", a tree from Waltzingmouse (my hunkadorus' favourite stamp) and some postage style stamps.


The stitching around the card varies from a straight stitch to a zig-zag. The metal tag and spinners are from Tim Holtz.

The die cut flourish behind the library card is embossed, sanded and accented with a few details of gold foil.

The brad and eyelet are extra details for the eye to absorb!

(I popped in the book, candle and glasses when taking the photo because the kitchen sink didn't fit - wink! Heeee!)

So there it is :0) Thanks for popping in!

Anyone out in blog land who loves David Austin Roses? Golden Celebration is blooming just outside my front door - the scent is absolutely incredible - LOVE it! :0)

Have a glorious day!!

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Materials: Tree and Sentiment Stamps - Waltzingmouse; "Postage" Stamps - Technique Tuesday; Antique Letter Writing Stamp - Hero Arts; Library Card Download - Heather Nichols; Cardstock, Ink, Scallop Die, Ribbon, Twine, Leaf Stamp - Papertrey Ink; Metal Tag and Spinners - Tim Holtz; Distress Inks - Ranger; Designer Paper - Memory-Stor; Die Cut - Quickutz; Diecut Paper - Core'dinations; Foil - Stix 2

ETA: This card was recognised at The Shabby Tea Room in the top 3 for this week! THANK YOU so much! It is such an honour!

14 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Nerina this is gorgeous! In a manly way! It definitely has an antique/vintage look to it which I find just wonderful. I think it is a winner!

Rhonda said...

Great manly card. The brad and eyelet are perfect details.

Nicole said...

Perfect masculine card! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Very creative Nerina, vintage guy cards are not that easy to make but you've done a great job here! Love the map background and the use of the library card to stamp the tree, and of course all the little extra male doo dads/baubles you added! Great job!

Debbie said...

Gor-Jus masculine card, Nerina! So glad you shared some more of your amazing designs with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Heather P. said...

Wow, this is fantastic! You are soooo consistent w/your cards, each one is as awesome as the last! :)

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous! Such detail. Beautiful! I can't think of enough adjectives!!

Terri said...

Great masculine card. I especially like the spinners metal tag.

Amy said...

This card is fantastic!! Thank you so much for posting about the free library card download!! I'd forgotten about that! It might just save me some $$ this release!! Thank you!

Laurie said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the little details! That button is just perfect for this card too!

Dawn B. said...

LOVE these embellishments.. They all tie the card together so nicely... Great card..

Audrey Pettit said...

You so made me smile with your cute post today. What an adorable masculine card you've created. Your hunkadorus is going to love it. Amazing design and detail.....would probably look fabulous even if you did throw in the kitchen sink. Thanks for playing along with us in the Tea Room.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Congrats Nerina! Your card is so well done and one day I'll see you in the designer's spotlight!

Debbie Olson said...

This is fabulous--great layout, lovely accessorizing!