Monday, November 12, 2007

Man Cards

Do you struggle with them too? My favorite things include flowers, glitter & ribbon, which are all too girly for good man cards!
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Thankfully, these Thomas Kinkade images, by Cornish Heritage Farms, and some techniques I learned from a good Ranger instructor gave me the tools I needed for some b-day cards for a couple men in my life!
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I used Ranger distress ink on plain manila like paper to create the background. Stamped the image in black over top. Then UTEE'd over the entire thing! A little stitching, more gold embossing, and a few layers and there is not one inch that looks to feminine!
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Ok, so stitching might be considered feminine, but at least I used black thread! :)
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I love the way they turned out, and felt so good to give them away!

23 comments:

Christi Snow said...

ooooh, these cards are absolutely fabulous and definitely perfect for a man! LOVE THEM! smiles...

Kerry J. said...

Wow - these are drop dead manly gorgeous!! They have so much depth - I just love them! Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

kathleenh said...

These are gorgeous man cards!

Nancy Grant said...

I agree...drop dead gorgeous!!! WOW!!!

Amy G. said...

Great man cards...the images look amazing! Can I ask a dumb question? What is UTEE? ;)

Deb said...

I absolutely agree, male cards are so difficult, why don't they like ribbon and bling? These are gorgeous though, I absolutely love the images just perfect!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my! These are great cards for a man!!! Gorgeous!

Doris said...

Very different--love the look!

Theresa said...

Sorry AmyG! UTEE = ultra thick embossing stuff, I forget what the last E stands for!!! :)

Canadian Kristin said...

Hands down the BEST man cards I've ever seen!

All Pink girl said...

OOH this are stunning brilliant cards ,dawnx

ScrapMomOf2 said...

YES! I struggle with boy / man cards! I love ribbon, Stickles, and Primas . . . none of which are manly! These are fabulous! I love the Utee on them!

Theresa, I posted a thank you to you today! Sorry that I didn't do it sooner! I am SO appreciative! Thank you so very much!

http://crazyforcrafting.blogspot.com/2007/11/wednesday-post-part-1.html

malieta said...

Thresa your cards are so cool!!!! ( I want to say beautiful, but since these are masculine I'll say cool) These cards are perfect for any guy.
malieta:)

Rose Ann said...

These are wonderful manly cards!!

Colleen said...

Absolutely fantastic, T. Really.

My Paper World said...

Gorgeous cards, the images are fab!

Sherrie said...

these are wonderful Theresa, You do FABULOUS things with TK!

Heather P. said...

YES!! I have such a hard time creating masculine cards... These are absolutely gorgeous!

Andrea, said...

These card are stunning, I love them

villagegirl said...

I totally agree! Anything with flowers and ribbons are a snap but those men...they baffle me. good job on very manly, yet beautiful cards!

Kristine said...

These are fabulous!! I have these stamps on my Christmas wish list for my hubby :)

sophia landry said...

Oh wow, this is stunning! I just love how you made these. Definitely masculine and classy!