Monday, November 11, 2013

Manly Monday

Welcome back. This is the biggest Manly Monday yet to date. I've been doing this for 25 weeks and am so happy at how big it is. Thank you and welcome to all the new followers. Manly Monday is where I showcase masculine cards for my readers to go check out. They can be such a challenge at times, the cards not the guys of course so......

Enough fluff-you have a lot to go and see.

Keep it Sweet and Simple

Bee Bee Babs

Wow! Do I even need to post a card today? Oh well here ya go...

My card today has patterned paper by Tim Holtz Ideology line and cardstock by Recollections. My tag has many layers to is but they are fun.

The tag itself had some silly design on it that had to go. I painted it with white paint and dried it with my heat tool. Hit it again with the paint and heat tool and then rolled it thru the Cuttlebug using one of his own folders. Cuttle is a dude at my house. Then I used a blending tool and distress ink all over the tag. Well then I still didn't like what I had going so I took a file to the raised areas. Things were looking better so I finished up by painting the edges with gold paint dauber.

The bottle cap is real that someone drank and gave to me to craft with. Good times. I backed the cap with a black cardstock circle using Glossy Accents to secure it down. The cardstock is by Recollections and the circle punch used is by EK Success.

The crown is a chipboard piece by Maya Road. I stamped it with a Stampin Up canvas stamp using black Hero Arts ink. Then I used gold Distress Stain on top of the stamped area and let dry.

That's all for me. I'm falling asleep at the computer. Time to hit the hay.

I hope you enjoyed all the wonderfully diverse masculine cards that I found in blog-land. Thank You.

Challenges: Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Use ink {ink to stamp the crown, distress ink on the tag and distress stain around the edges} Vintage Anything goes


  1. Fab card Cindy, love your tag. Thanks for featuring my card this to check out the rest. Carol x

  2. Love the embossing & the distressed look!! :))

    Thank you so much for featuring my card in your "manly Monday" !! :))

    Hope you have a great rest of the week!! ☺☺☺

  3. Such a cool tag design on your card! I absolutely LOVE it!! I am always needing masculine ideas as most of my family are male! :) You have several talented people in your list that I already know make fabulous creations! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  4. Lovely card with tag. Great idea using a bottlecap.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
    xxx Michelle

  5. Fabulous card and tag the use of the bottle cap and great colours too..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. This is a great card, always so hard to make a Male Themed card, see on MIM

  7. Great Card good design Thanks for playing at Anonymous Stamps Anything goes Hugs Sandra DT xx

  8. this is a very striking card, thanks for joining us this month at Anonymous Stamps

    Ziggy DT

  9. Fabulous masculine card & I love the gorgeous, textured tag on there! I always find guy cards a challenge .... and the guys themselves at times LOL ;)
    Thank you for joining us at the Scribble & Scrap Challenge and Good Luck!

  10. Some wonderful masculine creations, thanks for including me
    Hugs Julie P

  11. Great cards and thanks for including mines!!!!

  12. Love your tag. What a great way to recycle a bottle cap.
    Thanks so much for including my card in your showcase.
    Lots of inspiration there.
    Caroline xxx

  13. Thanks for linking to one of my cards! I love the bottle cap and paper choices on your card. Very cool!

  14. Great tag! The bottle cap upcycle was clever. Sweet design! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  15. Thank you so much for including my card in the Manly Monday's!! Fabulous idea showcasing male cards! They seem to take a lot more thought from me than female cards do. :) Love your card with tag! The embossing is awesome texture and I love the bottle cap and crown! I actually thought the crown was canvas until I read your post! Fantastic stamp!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  16. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  17. Great card for the blokies!

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.


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