Monday, June 10, 2013

Manly Monday

This week's Manly Monday is stacking up to be totally awesome. I have had so many replies from bloggers who would love to have their cards showcased. I'm super excited for the variety we have in store for you and just the amazing-ness of these cards. Please be sure to leave these talented paper crafters a comment on their blogs. Thank you to all of them for the inspiration.

I couldn't get the photo to upload but definitely worth a look.

Weren't those fabulous cards. Love the inspiration that surrounds us in blog land. 

For my card I used patterned paper by DCWV, cardstock by Oriental Trading Co and Recollections, stamps by Stamp N Plus and ink by Hero Arts. The leaf is a Spellbinders die cut which I used on chipboard. I then stamped the leaf with a background stamp, inked it up with my Ranger Industries distress ink and blender followed by covering it with Crackle paint Rock Candy also by Ranger Industries. 

Thanks a ton for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the selection of cards and will come back next week(and every week) and get some fun ideas for male cards.

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  1. Hey thanks for adding me. I'm looking forward to taking a peek at your blog! Take care and enjoy the day!

  2. Thanks for using my card for you Manly Monday post. Have a wonderful day!
    Love n hugs
    Marie (Cards by MI)

  3. Cool card! I love the added stamping and textures on the leaf! Thanks for sharing with us at and good luck in the challenge!

  4. Interesting texture on the leaf! Thank you so much for entering Simply Create Too’s challenge! I hope you will play again in the upcoming challenges!
    Cornelia – Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  5. Fabulous card, love the leaf and the texture on it! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!

  6. thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. I like the clean and simple look of your card design as well as the colors. That beautiful leaf really pops!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!

  8. Love the Simplicity and Beauty of this card.
    Thank you for playing at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  9. Great creation, love the leaf. Thanks for joining at Simply Create Too: Father's Day

  10. Very nice guy card! Great paper choice as well! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  11. Thanks for showcasing my fishing vest gift bag! What a great collection of masculine items!

  12. Awesome card. Love the masculine colours.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  13. Hi Cindy, thanks for comment on my card, feel free to link wherever, thanks Karenx

  14. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  15. I came from Simon Says Stamp Challenge and I really enjoyed browsing these wonderful creations. Reading some happy fathers day poems is another pasttime now. I hope you enjoyed them too, as much as I do.

    Cheers to all!

  16. Cindy, this card is beautiful. I love the busy patterned paper combined with the calm gray and white. The leaf has fantastic texture. What a wonderful masculine card. Thanks for joining our Father's Day/Masculine card challenge at Craft Your Passion. It's great to visit you again.

  17. Fabulous papers for a masculine card! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  18. Great texture on that leaf.
    Thanks for playing at The Stamping Chef Challenge.

  19. Cindy, I love the cool texture on your leaf. I have a tough time coming up with Guy cards and tend to skimp on the details with these fellas because I am afraid I will "girly" them up too much. These cards are terrific, and I look forward to more Manly Monday posts to keep me inspired. Thank you SO much for sharing!! :)

  20. Awesome card - love that beautiful leaf you created! Thanks for joining us at Craft Lovin' Challenge Blog! :)

  21. Very classy and elegent card. Love it.

    Thanks for taking part in our One for Dad challenge with us at Stampin'with the Dragon.


  22. Great card and I love how you did that leaf! Looks pretty real. Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!


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