Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You're My Favorite Father-in-law, Masculine Card


Aren't masculine cards always the hardest?  I had fun with this one.  I tried really hard to keep everything pretty simple.  It's my experience that most men I know don't like a lot of "frills" and prefer the more clean card styles.

I started off with a gray card base.  I used Stampin' Up's Totally Tool set for all the tools.  I used a very pale blue ink for them.  I had to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig (which helps you position your stamps), and a whole lot of patience to line all those tools up in a row like that. 

I sponged around the edges softly, and then it was on to stamping my sentiment.  SP & Company has these AWESOME mix and match sets out.  I love them because you can personalize all your greetings so much more than the phrases that are already put together.  The other thing I love is that they are all separate parts.  That made it super easy to make the word "favorite" stand out more in a darker color.  I think that little detail gives the card a lot more personality.  

I used the set Mix & Match Sentiments: Family for the sentiment.  Now, I figured this would be a fun card for my father-in-law since he's always picking on me.  It reads "You're my favorite father-in-law" Of course he's my favorite father-in-law, he's the only one I've got ;)  I'm sure he'll see the humor in that. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!  Be sure and check out my post from yesterday to see some fun stuff about my cardmaking party!  That party was a blast :)  It's the reason I fell behind on my blog last week.

18 comments:

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
I love the card, and the colors you chose are fantastic
Hugs
Stacy

Summer said...

Very cool card, LOVE that tool stamp! TFS

Craft Junkie Too said...

ADORABLE card Amber -- love the tools. :)
♥Tracy

Dilsaver Designs said...

Very nice, I am sure he will love it! TFS :)

Renee said...

love it! great masculine card!! hugz n blessings.

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

Great job with this! Masculine cards are always such a challenge for me and something that I definitely need more practice with.

Val said...

The perfect guy card!! Those are awesome stamps.

Marlene said...

Awesome masculine card!

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, sweetie, I love-love your card!!! What a really great "man" card!

Kiehn said...

Ok i have the hardest time with guy cards...and this is perfect...great job

Tina

Kiehn said...

Ok i have the hardest time with guy cards...and this is perfect...great job

Tina

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Looks great! Perfect man card!

Amanda said...

Wow Amber, this is a great guy card!!

Amanda:0)

Jan said...

Great Card! I love your projects.

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Come on over to my blog to get it.

Jan
http://thecraftymermaid.blogspot.com/

The Purple Scrapbooker said...
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The Purple Scrapbooker said...

I always have a hard time making guy cards! It is so hard for me not to use sparkle, and purple! LOL

I LOVE the tools. You did such a great job!

Tara said...

Those mix and match sentiments look really cool. I might have to check those out! Thanks for sharing
Tara