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.