Monday, August 26, 2013

Manly Monday

You are in for a treat today. Grab your cup of coffee or tea and have an awesome time clicking to 8 different blogs. What an astounding amount of return emails I got from last weeks hunt for masculine cards. I am so pumped for you to see what these ladies have created for you.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom to check out my thinking of you card.

Sandy's Creations

Crafty Fox Cards

Pia's Papir og Perler

9 Hawks and a dragonfly

Little Bits of Craft

Todd House

Todd House #2

BeeBeeBabs Creations


I also wanted to share a few guy card Pinterest boards for you to check out:
http://pinterest.com/chippewa70/masculine-cards/

For my card today I used an embossing folder by Darice that I inked with distress ink and an ink blender by Ranger Industries. Then I sprayed it with water to add little splotches all over the embossed background. The tree stamp is by Stampin Up and I heat embossed it with ink by Versa Mark and embossing powder from Ranger Industries. I die cut the tree stamp out with a Spellbinders die that I inked while it was still in the die and then matted it onto a scalloped edge die cut. The sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus. I used Hero Arts black ink and then Ranger distress ink for the edges. 
All the cardstock used on my card is by Recollections. The slightly patterned paper that the tree is stamped on is by Basic Grey. 

Thanks for stopping by. If you spot or make a masculine card that can be linked to a blog, give me a shout out at grohcm at gmail dot com. I'm always on the prowl for these sometimes hard to make guy cards.


Challenges:
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/- Anything with a B {Basic Grey}
http://hobbycutzchallenges.blogspot.com/- Create your own Background
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.com/- Anything that flies {Time flies hence the clocks}
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/- Shabby/Vintage {I think it looks vintage}

31 comments:

  1. Cindy - this is a fabulous male card. I so love that tree stamp and the layout. Great embossing folder and string and the font you use is perfect. Glad you popped it over to Crafting with Dragonflies Male challenge. Ina

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  2. Great background, great stamp and so well put together! Saw you on MIM too! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies as well!

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  3. Love that clock background! Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycutz challenge!

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  4. what a great and beautiful men card.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Member

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  5. What a great background and a fantastic men card Cindy.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

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  6. Cindy, that is a pretty masculine card. Love the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again. Good Luck :)
    Hugs,
    Asmah
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

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  7. Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    An Inky Situation Page on Facebook
    :) Janis
    Shop Stampin' Up! with me

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  8. Fantastic men card!Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge and Welcomme Fitztown Challenge.Greetings Kaija DT-member

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  9. Fabulous 'male' card, Cindy. I love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  10. Thanks for featuring my card. Your card is fabulous. Love the embossed background and that tree stamp is one of my favourites from SU.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  11. JUst GOrgeous! LOving your embossing folder and colours too. Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    Chrissyxx

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  12. Oh Cindy this is so unique and awesome! LOVE it!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining our ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!
    Darlene
    A.R.T. DT
    A.R.T. Challenge Blog
    DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  13. This post holds lots of great inspiration for male cards! I think you've a really great masculine card yourself - liking your choice of colors and that embossed background!

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  14. Loving your "make your own background" card - thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Hobbycutz

    Kathyk

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  15. Super male card, love the tree stamp and the embossing looks great. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

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  16. This is gorgeous. I love the image and wonderful embossing
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of A Challenge this week
    Sue xx

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  17. Very creative Cindy!! I love the embossing folder and the ink you used. Gorgeous card!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner.

    I would love to have you join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  18. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  19. Such a beautiful card, I love the design! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Hugs,
    Annerieke

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  20. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  21. Awesome card! Thanks for joining Sister Act Card Challenge...HUGS...SK :)
    SKdigis

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  22. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  23. A gorgeous card, all the elements just sing, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

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  24. This is a great post I have such difficulty with manly creations.

    Thanks for playing this week with
    Eureka Stamps Sentimental challenge.
    DT Sara Paschal;)

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  25. Simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us over at MIM. Hugs Kerry xx

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  26. Gorgeous card, I love the Darice embossing folder.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  27. Very beautiful and love the sparkle!
    Thank you or joining in on the Creative Inspirations challenge!
    Michelle, dt team

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  28. Thanks for a couple of great ideas (I'm going to try spraying with water today - maybe on a snow scene too). I really liked the use of all the elements. They work great!

    Trudy,
    DT Member at Tammy's SCrapin Corner (Anything Goes)

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  29. Fab card :)
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends :)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  30. Oh this is a VERY nice guy card! Love the quiet elegance and that main image, which is one of my favorites. Love the texture of the rope, too. AWESOME card! Thanks for joining us at CI Paints!

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Cindy