Saturday, April 3, 2010

Card Inspiration

Do you ever have a hard time making a masculine card? Most people I talk with will say, "Yes!" There just isn't a lot of masculine papers and embellishments out there, but the new line Dan the Record Man changes all that. I especially love the 6x6 pads for making my cards. Having the designs the right proportions for my cards really helps. For this masculine styled card I distressed the edges on my background paper to make it look even more rugged.

For my next card I broke out a special favorite of mine. I love the bright colors of this line, My Sweet Cherry Pie. In fact this was the first papers that I ever used by Nikki Sivils. The stamps that go with it are also fantastic!! For this card I used a Copic marker to color in the tree. Then I wanted the cherries on my tree to be sparkly so I stamped the cherries with Versamark and then heat set some red glitter embossing powder on it. I created the background for the tree with my Spellbinders dies and cut out the tree and pop dotted it for dimension.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope that this inspired you to make more masculine cards and to break out your stamps.
xoxo, Christine

10 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Christine!! these are awesome!!! *love them!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Nikki Sivils said...

These are awesome!! Love that "Man" card, but I still have a soft spot for my very first release "My Sweet Cherry Pie"... that card rocks!! Thanks for your rockin' creativity!!

Michele Brooks said...

Great cards!

margie c said...

Both cards are superb!

hugs, margie

goldyfish said...

Very cute cards.

Nathalie said...

Both cards are fantastic Christine!!! Great job with those collections!

dstandard said...

What fabulous cards! Love them!

Monique said...

Love the cards Christine!! and you're right, I find it hard to make a maculine card too! Thanks for sharing!!

Linda Beeson said...

Your cards turned out wonderfully! LOVE that idea for a masculine card, those prints really did work great.

deana said...

Adorable cards, Christine! :-)

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