Wednesday, November 10, 2010

For My Man

My husband asked me if I had a bookmark the other day and I didn't. So I made him one tonight and tucked it inside this 'manly' card. I have always had a hard time doing guy cards, because I tend to be 'girly' with my colors and style. So I kept this one simple, followed Papertake Weekly's sketch and added a fun embellishment. Here is the card (you can see a little of the bookmark on the side):
The image was so fab I didn't want to 'girl it up' by adding color. Now a close-up of my home made embellishment:It is a piece of plastic I found lying around (not super thick, but not paper thin either). I inked it (with a background stamp, didn't expect it to show), added embossing powder and heat it up. My husband will tell me I wasn't being safe (I burn myself all the time on my clue gun, he says I get hurt more crafting than doing anything else). You have to heat it a few seconds, hold something on the plastic to achieve the desired folding, then repeat until it looks like you want it to. You wouldn't have to use powder, I just wanted to add color.

Also goes with digital Tuesday Challenge-something new+digi (I hadn't used the vellum yet)
and Polly Craft Monday-doodles


  1. Your masculine card turned out really well. I struggle with them too.
    Love how you tucked in the bookmark and great idea for a homemade embellishment!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at digital tuesday!

  2. Great card Brandi...I left you an award on my blog! :)

  3. oh great male card hun he will love it sure of that hugs cheryl x

  4. Brilliant that image and what you've done with that piece of plastic...very clever....thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

    Take care
    San x

  5. Brilliant card. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Doodles Shop's Best.


  6. Great card, thanks for joniing us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  7. Such a cool mencard! Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!

    Katja (DDSB-DT)

  8. Very nice, thanks for playing along with DDSB!

  9. Is that Bruce Willis on the image? Or this is your man? If so - tell him he looks just like Bruce ;-)

    Really nice card. I'm sure he loved it!

    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  10. I thought I was looking at Bruce Willis!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

  11. You are looking at Bruce Willis. He is just awesome and my man likes many of the characters he plays :D

  12. Great image, hope he liked the card,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week,
    Ruth x

  13. I like your way to make "a man" card !!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

    I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it's ok to get it again :D
    I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

    All the best to you, Jóna