Sunday, 25 November 2012

One For The Guys


 
 Morning all!  I get asked for guy cards all the time so I thought I would try to include a few with the Labels 20 samples I was making.  This one is my favourite as it really has that rugged distressed look to it.  I started with a piece of milk card and inked it all over with distress ink, bundled sage and broken china.  Just randomly until I had a large enough area inked for my background stamp.  I inked my Harlequin Script background stamp from Justrite stamps using Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  I stamped it onto my inked card, then lightly spritz it with water to soften the ink and the paper a bit.  I crumpled them card and then opened it back up and ran the Distress ink over it straight from the pad to add some random distressed bits to it.  Using the fleur de lis stamp from the set, I stamped them in opposite corners as accents.  I cut a large Labels 20 aperture in the centre of this piece.   I used a piece of kraft card and embossed it with the Mystic embossibility folder to use in the background through my aperture. 
I stamped the Labels 20 Justrite stamp from the Fleur de lis set with Brushed Corduroy for my focal element.  I used the inked piece that I took out of my aperture for this.  I cut it down using the coordinating die shape.  I stamped it a second time and just cut it with a circle die.  I stamped Thank you over the script and mounted it on foam above my labels 20 piece.  I cut a thin strip of card and inked it, cut the ends into forks, folded it and stapled it to the centre.  (Very distressed looking for the guys! My version of a guy bow! LOL)  I matted the entire piece on kraft card and used the Choco Brown PVA glue for dots around the edges.  Definitely a guy card!
Time for the Sunday Comment Game Winners to be announced again.  This weeks winners are:
                        Mariana Hammer!!!
                           Helen VofG!!!
                         Carolyn MacH!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your shipping address and claim your prize!  All for now, Sue x

142 comments:

cheekypaws said...

Hi Sue.
I love the card not sure about the colours. I can't believe i am first to leave a comment.
Love Elaine

Pam said...

A great card for the guys, It looks rugged and tough but looks a good one to make.

Karen R said...

great card for a man - love the colours

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Great masculine card love the colours very grungy.
Hugs x

Valerie said...

A great card for the guys, masculine and great colours. Hugs Val xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a super coloured card. Love all those colours together. Wonderflu card for the men.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

auscrafts said...

nice man's card ,like the colours

scottish crafter said...

Yes Sue definitely a great card for a male, dramatic colours and of course my favourite Labels 20.

Wilma x x

Hellma said...

Love this card for a man Sue, most people struggle so nice to have ideas.

Christine Harrop said...

Nice to see a male card. The colours are good too. Christine

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Great mans card, love the colours which I would not have thought of but do like when I see them used.
That`s why so many of us love to see your creations, it gives so much inspiration.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue what a great card for the guys thankyou Tracy W xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Great mans card. Love the colour scheme.

Congratulation to the winners.

Sue xxx

cebelica said...

Gorgeous vintage looking card!

Lin W said...

Great card,any man would be pleased with it.
xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love the distressed look, a great card for a man.

love Jean x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I think I need Labels 20! Have a man's bday coming up in early 2013 so will have a go at this.
Thx
Clare W

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.
Gr Elly

Anonymous said...

Super idea Sue, love the colours, thanks. Edwina

Anonymous said...

Like everything about it, Sue.
Thanks for yet more ideas!

'P' in Wales

Heather said...

Lovely Sue! Thank you for a man's card and the colours and distressing are great on it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Eemeli said...

Great one for the guys. Somehow I get rock&roll -feeling out of this :) Love the colors and all the ruffness. Very masculine.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Jane said...

Love the Shabby sheik look, really affective.

Jane xx

Ann said...




Hi Sue


Fabulous card love the distress look and the colours you have chosen ideal for a male card or a teenager.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

love the colours, distressed grungy look.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Very different from your usual girlie cards - very grungy looking but i like it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Joesgrandma said...

Not my taste. Bur a very well constructed card. Thanks!

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a great male card, love the inking, the colours are fab. My grungy look, looks just 'gungy' lol. Hope you are well.
Have a great Sunday everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Maryann said...

A great guys card, but not quite my style thoug. To me it´s a bit too busy, I think, but love the colors.
Congrats to the winners here too.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card for our menfolk. Really like the colours and the staples aare a great idea.

Val in Spain xxx

Janice K said...

I love the guy bow!! A very grungy, masculine card that looks as though it would be great fun to make-must try this one. Thank you! x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Dont know about mans card, but I love this card. I love the colours and the style, definitely shabby chic and definitely me.
Audrey x

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, love this. The background looks like the sea on a sunny day with the sentiment floating. I can dream! You are missing some terrible weather here in the uk, so much rain... Maddy x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue.....I love the distress and grungy look....great card for a man.....Congrats to the winners.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I think this is a fab guy card. I love the colours and the go so well together :)

June x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A great man card even for the teenagers. The distressing of the colours I love so thank you once again Sue for a great idea.
Janet x

Carole Z said...

Great guy card Sue, love the colours! Carole Z X

Carol Yates said...

Hi Sue,
great card, I love the colours and the grungy style, ideal for the men.
Hugsxxx
Carol

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, You have outdone yourself today, I am always looking for inspiration for guys cards, AND THIS IS IT. I absolutely love it, the colours are awesome and the inking and stamping is just beautiful, I love everything about this card. Thank you so much for sharing this one with us, I will definitely be giving this one a try.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great card for the men, I am trying to make a male card at the moment.Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

nannapat said...

Love the colours Sue and the design is perfect for a man. I think I will be using this for the men in my life. Pat x

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue,

Oh Wow! What a brilliant card!
Fabulous colours and grunge look. X

maxine h said...

Always struggle with men's cards so this is one to keep in mind. Love the colours too, work so well together. Gotta try this style now :-))
Big hugs
Maxine xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card love the colours great use of the dies.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Carol H said...

A great card for the guys.

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, Love this card it's really effective and definately one for the men. Hugs Sonia x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue loving the mens card. I always get stuck when it comes to doing a mans cards. In like your intack oc a mans bow. Congratulations to all of todays winners

Debs Artliff

Clare said...

Great card for a man, love the distressed look.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

Love the distressed look and also the stapled 'man bow' - great idea and also a good idea for scrapbooking a boys/mans page. Love the colours used here too. YvonneMayxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is perfect for the guys. Love the colours. Congrats to all the winners. Bx

Rose in Chester said...

An excellent card for men and women, too.

Crafty Lark said...

Great guy card and I would also be very pleased to receive such a great card. xx Flora

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card for the men in our lives, or for those ladies who do not do lace and bows, the colours work well.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gritty and grungy, great for the men, another one for my to- do list. Take care, Jess x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Great grungy guy card (although I wouldn't mind this myself). Lovely colours too.
Erica x

Gail said...

Morning Sue, this card is not my cup of tea if you know what I mean. I prefer a more crisper, cleaner line.
Gail C x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, WOW WOW WOW I so love this card, fantastic colours and texture. Great to see a totally different style. Emma

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Good to see a male card for a change-more please!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the colours. Take care.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to try again I wasn't accepted on the blogger and I wasn't using naughty words. What I said was--- yes a great card for men but the colours for MY man would have to be dirty oil ...Pesky Motor bikes!! No ----change that to Super Motorbikes....AND their sheds!!!
Mabex

Linda said...

what a great card
hugs Linda

Lacelady said...

Definitely a more rugged look to this one

gwen70 said...

Great card love the colours

Bosquie said...

Always struggle with male orientated cards so this one is good to have to hand x x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A great man card ,i like the masculine look

Have a good day
Elaine H X

hotpotato said...

lovely card.

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, Aren't men difficult :) Always struggle to get an idea together for them. Love this as its not the usual car, boat etc. Hugs xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Happy Sunday Morning Sue,

We don't often see you applying the 'grunge', but you do it well! A fantastic card for the guys in a great colour combination.
Sue

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Love the distressed look of this card. Right up my street. Great colours too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

jackieP said...

Hi Sue, Nice to see a mans card, they are so difficult to make cards for.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card sue.

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background. Julia xxxx

salem said...

great card

Victoria said...

Love the grungy background. Great to see how you can make your own papers using inks and stamps.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Great male card, love the colours, very grungy and the guy bow is fab.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

CraftyJo said...

Fab guy card, I love that distressed look.

Jean Cockburn said...

Hi Sue a lovely card for a man, love the colour and can't have too many labels 20, I love them. xxx Jean

Claveh said...

Brilliant Sue, a great card for a blokey. Thank you for sharing! xxx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Really nice card for the male species. Love it
Margaret L

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Not for me today, a bit too much going on.

Margaret O
xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue from wet Sunday in Scotland, hope your weather is good. This is a great card, I love stamping and ovestamping, just bought the labels 20 Kindness stamps and loving playing with them. Not sure if you cut the die first and then stamp or vice versa?
Will try both.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Glad your doing mens card yes the mind goes blank when have to make one. Love the texture and dimension.Even ribbon on a mens card and think you can get away with it too. Well done. Once sent a pink card to a man and got away with it as stamped with brown ink lol. Brill card. Well done Sue .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Bean said...

Sue
Thanks for this card idea.

I'm thinking of sending a small memory book to some friends with some photos of a dear friend who sadly passed away 25 years ago.We all met up to have a charity night and raised £3000 for St Andrews Hospice.It was a great night and many photos were taken.I want to make a small book to send to all his friends with photos as we are rarely all together.Your card has given me the inspiration needed to theme the book.The grunge distressed look will suit
everyone and be a lovely reminder of a great friend and fab night.
I can't wait to get started now.
Thanks SueXXXX
Bean


Paper Junkie said...

Congratulations to this weeks winners - just received my prize from last week - its great. Love the justrite stamps for the labels 20 - this is "justrite" for a grungy man - where can I find one to send it to??? X

Vie Carter said...

My project book arrived yesterday, what great cards to make, with plenty of ideas to keep you going

Great idea!!

Todays card good for the men

Vie
x

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow this is a great male card,I miss you doing all things inky like you did a couple of years ago!! The colours go so well together and the background looks wicked.love lesley xx

Jill Liddle said...

Nice to see a card for the guys, but in my opinion it is a bit dark. Mind you I suppose some men are a bit dark at times.

Laura O said...

not mad about the rugged look.Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for this inspiring male card, I for one often get stuck when it comes to making a mans card. This is a brilliant card love the colours you have used and the stapled man bow is a great idea.
Hope you are enjoying your day, Love BrenLel

Anonymous said...

Hi SUe definately a guy's card and I liked the colour scheme. take care Michelle xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Heyyyy I won a price this week! Yeahhh! Thank you so much.
Yes, today's card is definately a more maskuline card. But I bet a lot of ladies would like it too. Love the different ink colors. I'm going to try that!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

What a brilliant card Sue Love it! and with a wee bit of tweaking (and maybe the addition of a wee bow???) it would do for a girl as well Love the colours xXx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Love this card...love the colours..never mind a mans card I love this for myself

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
Love this card...love the colours..never mind a mans card I love this for myself

Howdy said...

Too good for any of themen I know! But I love it.

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours of this card, and, as with the other comments, I too would love this card for me x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
A great card but a little dark perhaps for me done in lighter colours!
Margaret

Heather said...

Hi Sue - lovely card. Would be great for a guy. I love the use of brown and turquoise.

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Great masculine card for the fellers, love the grungy colours.,
and again Die 20

Maggie said...

What a great card. Very suitable for the men in my lives. Thanks for the inspiration - again! xx

lynda said...

A great cad for a man love the colours Lynda xx

Ita said...

Hi Sue I can not make up my mind about this card???? it may be that I am not into stamping?
Smiles
Ita

Kate's Cards said...

Love the colour combo!

Anonymous said...

Love it Sue - grungy look. colours, and all! Great for Guys.
Val C Xx

utilitygirl said...

A great guy card Sue, especially for those who don't have any particular interests!

nikkib said...

very masculine, I find guy cards so hard to make so always looking for ideas and I like this one.....

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I love the colours you have used here. I agree men's cards are always difficult. Like this one. Love Sam xxx

sued99 said...

Good card for guys. I like your male version of the bow!

Barbara said...

Love the card, colours and labels 20 die.

sue wilson said...

Hi Sue
yes i must agree with the other comments a great mens card always hard to do, well done

Karin said...

Love this card and it's composition.

Didleydimo m said...

Hi Sue. Great card to make for the guys. Love the rugged colours xx

Jan.moogie said...

Love the colours and love the card. Well done Sue. x

susan ward said...

oh I like this one very much fab
xx

Christine said...

Love this attractive, unusual card, in these colours a really super card for men.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

jordiegirl said...

Man cards are so difficult to do - well done Sue.

jennywren1947 said...

nice card sue as u said not many men cards about
hugs chris x

brenda said...

Hi Sue, great man card, love the colour combination and the man bow!! X

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great card for the guys!
I love the rugged and tough look of it :)

melanie said...

Great card

karenlotty said...

I always struggle with men's cards I usually do a picture of something. So, I like the "abstractness" of this - just patterns

Anonymous said...

I love this Sue, it's really different and I like the colours you've used.

Michelle E. xx

Tricia said...

Love the grungy look Sue, great one to copy. Thanks

Annie said...

Great card, Sue - very manly! My son's b'day coming up so I'll try to make something like that, it would be perfect.

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue always good to get ideas for mens cards xx hazel

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the man bow, colours are my faves too. I to would be more than happy to receive this card.

Donna Jones

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
A great guy's card. I've just printed out the instructions so I can have a go. Thank you.
Congrats to the winners.
Hope you had a good weekend,
Sue xx

Robbie2012 said...

Lovely card!

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Really nice to see a card that's suitable for the men in our lives :-). I find men's cards difficult I have to say. Thanks Sue, Claire xxx

Linda said...

Fabulous Sue! I love the colours and how great to see a card for the man in your life.

Congratulations to the winners.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Cassieajh said...

Love the card Sue great for guys. xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven says...

Hi Sue,

I love the harlequin script stamp - it's perfect for doing cards for men. Thanks for more great inspiration!

Hugs, Belinda x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely masculine card that is. Thanks for the lovely inspiration, love your blog!
Nikky

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh great colours.

wendy hewings said...

i think you have gotten this just right for a guy card, Love the colour of it

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue
What a fab card for the guys this is Sue.
I really love the shabby chic look and the colours are perfect.
Sorry for the late comment.

iggy said...

love the card ....male cards are hard to do.

Paula Gale said...

Hey! A masculine card. very nice and grungy. I can just imagine the smell the Brut (or Old Spice)oozing from this card...!!!

Paula x x x

Craftychris said...

Fabulous Guy card! xx

magpie said...

It's hard to think of mens cards to do but you've come up trumps for this one Sue. Very masculine xx Love Karen xx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I just love this card!
The colours the design the layout everything!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

violetclouds said...

This is a great card - I dont think its one for the men - its one for me ;o