Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day two

Welcome to the MFP May Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Grad, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, American Made.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

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What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, May 14, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

WEDNESDAY, May 11: Big Boy Toys

Dawn L.
Dawn M.
Emily N.
Karen K.
Guest Designer, Pat
Guest Designer, Crafty Math Chick
Mark’s Finest Papers

Here are two cards I created using this new set: Big BoyToys! I love this set with such great images for those masculine cards we have such a hard time creating. Also included is a great big rig image and lots of wonderful sentiments to go with them.
Big boy toys 2_edited-2

For this one, I stamped the image using Rich Cocoa memento ink onto white and then colored with Copic markers before cutting/embossing using Spellbinders Deckle Rectangles. I mounted it onto a light blue mat with the corners punched. That is popped up onto a brown strip and then onto a dp layer which are both embossed with Sizzix Woodgrain folder. I added the clip with the sentiment and then a bit of baker’s twine (also from MFP) knotted onto the clip. No bows – it is for men after all.

Big boy toys_edited-2

Now, if you don’t like to color you can still create a fabulous card like this. I stamped the same image using Black memento ink onto a caramel colored card stock and sponging the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink before mounting onto the red cardstock. The black panel behind the truck is embossed with Cuttlebug diamond folder. Under that is a bit of designer paper mounted onto the red card front. The sentiment panel is created by stamping the tread mark with Vintage Photo ink, stamped off once and then the sentiment added using black ink, mounting onto black and then cutting the ends. I added black brads and popped it up.

So you see, you can create great manly cards coloring or not. Easy Peasy!

Stamps: Big Boy Toys

Thanks for stopping by!


Winnie and Patty said...

Karen--wow what great guy cards!!! I really like them both but must admit that the aged one is really my favorite. Great job! TFS

Liz Williams said...

Love these colors.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are terrific, I especially like the distressed stripes and color combination in your second card.

Pat Garvin said...

Great vintage looks.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Don't these work great for male cards! Well done!

Dawn said...

well done! love the colors of the second one!

Peggysuez said...

I like the clip in the first and the colors in the second, masterful job, both are excellent!

Jingle said...

These are really cute!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful!!! I love both versions!!

Designing with Debbie said...

I just love this set, it is so cool. I love the coloring

Emily Keaton said...

Showing a colored and a non-colored card side-by-side was inspired! Shows how truly versatile this set is. Awesome!

Miesje said...

Fantastic projects! Love the rustic looks.

Lagene said...

Love your guy cards! Especially the red & black one!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wonderful - love them both! really want this set (-:

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Wow, I love that you did two cards in such different ways. Love this masculine image!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great cards I love how you chose to color them.

Janeen said...

isn't it great how this image looks good w/o even coloring it. likin' it. i stamped mine in cocoa also.