Thursday, November 3, 2011

YOUNG CRAFTERS UNITE BLOG HOP! :)

Welcome to the 2nd blog hop for the great website Young Crafters Unite. I stumbled upon this site a few months ago during their first blog hop and have loved it! You should have arrived here from Jenny's site.

craftinginthecountry.blogspot.com - Jenny M

This time, they've asked the bloggers to make a masculine card.








Here is my card.

I started out by using a sketch I had seen in a Paper Crafts magazine. I used some teal-colored cardstock and my fiskars texture plates to add some vertical lines and then used a circle punch to make that notch in the middle. I used some pattern paper from the DCWV Stack 6 for my background. Then, I stamped the bike image from Hero Arts with broken china distress ink and I inked the edges of it with some tea dye distress ink. I mounted that on some cardstock that I had distressed with barn door distress ink. Then, I realized I wanted the sentiment to be kind of incorporated onto the bike. So, I masked the image and used a "happy birthday to you" dollar stamp and stamped that on the main image. Glossy accents were then added to the bike to give it some dimension. And I punched a small tag and stamped "let's party" in broken china distress ink and tied some twine. Done! :)

Thanks for stopping by...and now to your next stop: Kyla's site! :)
http://kylanorris.blogspot.com - Kyla Norris

Happy hopping!
Pat

30 comments:

  1. Great card. Men love blue.

    Rebecca
    brrck@yahoo.com

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  2. You did a great job on this, Pat! I like the color combo and the special details like the notches and embossing. :-)

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  3. Love the embossing and the color combo.. never used distress inks so i have no idea what to comment on them.. love the bicycle stamp... TFS...

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  4. Lovely fun male card. Love the bike stamp!

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  5. Love these colours for a guys card Pat, fabulous card :)
    Jenny x

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  6. cute card... thanks for sharing..

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  7. i think you made a perfect 'boy' card! love the colors and the vibe!

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  8. Fantastic masculine card, and great color choices.

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  9. These colors work really well together!

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  10. Love that bicycle! Great colours on this one, such a brilliant card :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. I love your color scheme! And what could appeal more to a man than something with wheels! :)

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  12. your masculine card is so awesome! love the bike and the colours of ink you used!

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  13. I love this card! The bicycle is great. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I have so many great bicycle stamps, really must dust 'em off.

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  15. Great texture and clever use of the circle punch! Great card!

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  16. I loved the way you mixed the colors.
    Great card!

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  17. One doesn't see 'busy' cards for a masculine theme very often and you not only stepped up and show it can be done - you nailed it :)

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  18. Awesome! I love that we both chose bikes :) Great minds think alike! lol

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  19. LOVE that bicycle. This is a cool guy card!

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  20. THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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