Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Masculine Cars

I found this little car cut-out in the R.A.K. box my friend Abby sent me...and I love it.  In fact I traced it off and made myself a template of it so I can use this shape again.
For today I'm sharing 4 cards I made with it -- for 4 guys who keep our church grass mowed, the weeds sprayed, gravel in front of our mailbox, and a host of other maintenance type projects completed.
I like to give them a little something from time to time to show them how much I appreciate all they do -- this time I made them German Chocolate Cupcakes with a surprise filling inside. (I'll share that recipe later)
 You all know (if you've followed my blog for long) that masculine cards are a real challenge for me -- so happy with the way these ones turned out. 
Thanks Abby for the car cut-out that inspired them and gave me something to work around!
Supplies used:
  • Car cut-out
  • Buttons
  • Thread
  • Twine
  • Eyelets
  • Roll of Wallpaper (the text piece behind the cars)
  • Black Felt Tip Pen (lines traced around cars)
  • Blessing Stamp (Word Border from Hero Arts)
One more card using the car cut-out template ---- this one is a masculine birthday card....
I used the distressing technique (on the car) from Make It Monday #5 --- take a pair of scissors, open them up, and go around your image with it like you're peeling potatoes.  It gives it a really neat "feel" in real life.
Supplies used on this:
  • Diamond Border punch (Fiskars)
  • Twine
  • Buttons
  • Black Staz-on ink
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Stamps
    • Happy Birthday (from the Distinctly Classic Creative Stamping kit)
    • Textured Background (from the Backgrounds and Beyond Creative Stamping kit)
This post linked to:

Take a Look Tuesday
Tip Me Tuesday
Handmade Tuesdays
Whatever You Want Wednesday
It's A Party 


      Michelle said...

      These cars/cards are great! I never think to change up the pattern paper for a new look to the card. Great inspiration! Thank you

      Just Jaime said...

      fun! Love the button wheels!

      SouthernScraps said...

      That's a fabulous cut out and some great cards! Great way to reuse it and get different results.

      Lori said...

      Great guy cards! Love all the different looks!

      Imaginary Confetti Club said...

      I can make such lovely cards, as long as they are for a girl. This is so helpful to me!!
      Thanks for the inspiration!

      Xo Chloe.

      Pamela said...

      Really great way to shelter your men. Love the car and the twine is perfect.

      Unknown said...

      Hi there….
      I found your fabulous project and blog through the linky party at A Creative Princess :)
      I'd like to invite you to my weekly T.G.I.F. Linky party to share your projects -- I'm looking to grow my party with good quality projects just like this one….here is the direct link if you'd like to join us sometime….:)
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