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.