Monday, August 19, 2013

Manly Monday

Welcome back to good old Monday morning. I usually don't mind Monday's because I'm at a different building then the hospital which is nice because it's way less of a drive. Can't beat that. Anyway, enough about me we have Manly Monday to get to. I have a few cards from bloggers to share and then scroll down to the bottom for my card.

A Little Bit o' Paper

Lindyloo's Place

Thanks ladies for letting me post links to your cards. Always a treat to spot masculine/boy cards in blogland.

For my card I have another fun iris fold card which I'm just so into right now. I know you're probably thinking its old fashion but I really like the way it looks and I think its relatively easy to do. It spices up my guy cards. Did you see last weeks tent card? Click HERE to see an awesome camping scene with an iris folding image. 

Both this week and last weeks stamps are by Stamp N Plus on page 26 is where they keep this and last weeks stamps. They have an array of stamps and 32 pages of iris folding stamps. You should check out SNP stamps main page right HERE.

I stamped the sail boat on Neenah solar white cardstock in black Hero Arts ink. The slightly patterned paper I used for the folding is by American Traditional Designs and the card base is patterned paper by Recollections. I matted the image onto Bazzill blue cardstock after I was done folding and inked the sky with Stormy Sky distress ink and the water with Broken China. I used the Picket fence white Distress marker around the bottom of the boat and the surrounding waters. Distress inks, blending tools and markers are all by Ranger Industries.

For the sentiment I heat embossed onto vellum using blue embossing powder and this Imagine stamp both by Stamp N Plus. The ink is by Versa Mark and the die cut shape is by Sizzix. After I made the label I didn't quite like the vellum so I die cut the same shape in grey to go behind it. In retrospect I should have redone the whole sentiment because it's hard to make out what it says. I think if I heat embossed it on regular cardstock it would have been clearer to read. Oh well-Live and Learn-It still turned out nice and I don't think a guy would inspect it in as much detail as I do:)

Thanks for joining us today on Manly Monday. Come back next week.

Challenges: Anything but birthday Summer Vacation Anything goes For the boys Cool colors COlors of the sea Anything goes Embossing {Sentiment} Anything goes Anything goes Embossing {Sentiment} Aperture Die cuts/punches Anything goes Fancy Folds Anything goes


  1. What a beautiful card! I love the folded paper in the sail. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's!
    Beth's Beauties

  2. cute! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  3. This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  4. I love sailing images and sailboats and realize I have almost none. What's with that? Love your card and enjoyed seeing it on MIM.

    kReN @

  5. Lovely card with a beautiful image and great design. Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft.

    Pat xx

  6. This is gorgeous. I love the image and fabulous colours
    Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Sue xx

  7. I love boat images and this one is spectacular!
    Saw you on MIM!

  8. Love your image! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful card with us at Make it Monday! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  9. Beutiful summercard and lovely colured ! Thank you for sharing it with us at Card and scrap :0)
    Hjørdis dT

  10. Åååå, dette var kjempefint :)
    Tusen takk for at du deltar på utfordringen vår :)

    Card and Scrap

  11. Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this time.


  12. Eine sehr schöne Karte ist das
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Tina

  13. Fab image, love the colour tone, thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

  14. Great card, love the iris folded sail! Spotted this on MIM xxx

  15. Gorgeous card!!! Love the blues!!! Thanks for joining in the fun challenge this month at Creatalicious!!!!

  16. Great masculine card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  17. Amazing card - I've never seen this folding technique before, I really like it and am going to come back and check out more of your creations :)
    Thanks for submitting this to the Fancy Folds challenge at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Trudy, DT

  18. Great masculine card and love the color choice. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our anything but a birthday card challenge.

  19. Such perfect manly card!
    Thank you for joining us at Milk Coffee Challenge!
    Smiles, Kaly

  20. lol looking through MIM's older entries and saw this, love it. Great card Cindy!


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