Monday, June 13, 2011

Father's Day Toolbelt Card

Masculine cards are always something I have to think pretty hard about.  I try to refrain from bows & sparkle as much as possible.

For the main portion of my card I used a piece of Kraft cardstock.  I stamped it with a woodgrain background stamp by Hero Arts using Stampin' Up's Close to Cocoa ink.

I used the Cricut Lite cartridge called Handy Man.  I cut the tool belt at 2.25 inches.  I added various little details like a bunch of stitching lines and some silver brads.  I accented the dots that should be the holes in the belt with some Sakura white gel pen so they are more visible.  The little belt buckle is a mirrored piece of cardstock.

For the blue piece along the bottom it is cut at 1 and 1/2 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide.  I stamped Happy Father's Day using a couple of the SP & Company Mix n Match sets.  "Happy" is from the Basics set and "Father's Day" is from the Holidays set.  I used Whisper White Craft Ink from Stampin' Up.  I went around the outside with my Sakura gel pen in white, and then finished off with some mirrored Irock gems in the corners.  
I created this card for the new challenge over at Scrapbookaholic By Abby.  Although, there is a sketch and I didn't do a very good job following it.  I had a bit of creative block this time around.  So, please be sure and check out the inspiration on Abby's blog.  Although I made a cute card I really struggled with the sketch.  

The sponsor is Sakura and they have a great pack of 6 gel pens up for grabs.  I LOVE their gel pens.  I used one on my card today, and really adore some sparkly colored ones I have as well.  

Here's the basics of the rules, but be sure and review them again on when you get to Abby's blog.  

Link your ORIGINAL post with your project up to Mr. Linky (on her blog)
Mention that your project is for her challenge
Project must be entered by the deadline before Mr. Linky closes.
Project must be on the challenge topic - this time around it's graduation.
Have fun!


girlia said...

Very nice. The brads are a nice touch.

Love That Bug said...

What a cute card, in my house this would make a great Mother's Day card (hubby doesn't do tools very well)

ScrappingStephanie said...

Amber this is adorable. What a perfect Father's Day Card.

Cindy said...

Hi Amber,Fantastc job with your Father's Day card!SUPER COOL and fun!:)

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love the added stitching, it really made your coveralls stand out, great card :)

Tambo said...

OMG Amber, this is such a cute card! I love it. My FIL and hubby were carpenters. This would be an adorable card for both of them. tfs Tami

VICTORIA said...

Awesome card Miss Amber. I love it. Victoria :)

Marlene said...

How stinkin' cute is this!?!! Very Craftastic!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

great card! Nice details!

Raven B said...

AMBER!!!! Seriously this is FABULOUS! Wow way to rock it girl! LOVES

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

This is an awesome card!! I have been wating this cartridge for a while now.... I guess I am really going to have to save up for it, because now I want it more then ever! I LOVE how this turned out... it's a perfect "man" card!

Whimcees said...


So clever and perfect! Love it!


Barbara Diane

Michele F. said...

Hey.. .very wonderful Father's Day card! I'm inspired. I too have a hard time with Man cards.

bluecrayons said...

very manly. really like this alot. i do believe i have that cart, i want to say i printed some tools off for a plaque i did for my papas bday.

Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!

Scrappy Zeni said...

super cute card Amber! toolbelts are definitely manly!! lol!