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Friday, July 03, 2009

Fun Fold Masculine Card

I just don't seem to make and post enough masculine cards. It seems to be a card in great demand lately and all you can usually find on blogs is "girly" cards!!! Around Father's Day you can usually find quite a few masculine cards floating around but after that it's back to flowers and fun!!

I was playing around with this fold and I thought I would make a masculine card. And get this, I didn't even need one!!!

The fabulous decorative paper is from the "Manchester" pack by Stampin' Up! Isn't it just rich looking? I absolutely LOVE it!!!

The little golfer guy is from the Stampin' Up! "And Many Mower" set. I don't believe it made it into the catalog. It was from the spring mini catalog collection. He's just TOO cute. I colored him in with markers, no blender pen at all, just fresh from the tip of the marker!!

My card stock colors are Night of Navy and Always Artichoke. The marker colors are not the same as the paper. Had I used those dark colors in markers they would have been too dark and the details in the images would have been lost. For the hat and shorts I used Not Quite Navy and for the shirt I uses Sage Shadow. When used on the white card stock the colors blended well with the card stock colors and they worked themselves in well. The shoes were colored in using Close to Cocoa. I colored the skin in using Blush Blossom. I used Going Grey on the golf club and Garden Green on the grass and that was it. Pretty simple to do!!!

I sponged the edges of the white card stock using Night of Navy and a make up sponge. I wanted a soft smooth sponged in look. I layered it on top of a piece of Night of Navy, I tied a ribbon around it and added a know. Actually I didn't tie the ribbon I cut a piece of ribbon and taped it to the back. I slipped another piece of ribbon under that taped down piece and tied a knot. The ribbon doesn't lay as flat if you just tie it on. I don't like that look of the ribbon having a bit of a twist to it. I prefer to tape the ends to the back and tie on a piece.

To make the main part of the card I cut the Night of Navy card stock on the short end, I cut it at 4-1/4". I folded that in half. Then I cut the front flap in half at 2-3/4". I cut the Always Artichoke card stock 4" x 5-1/4" for the inside piece and 2-1/2" x 4" for the piece on the flap. I cut the decorative paper 1/8" smaller than the Artichoke paper. I just wanted a little sliver of the Artichoke paper showing. I taped them in place and this is what I got. I just LOVE that decorative paper and how these colors just go together so well.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Elaine said...

Love that card, Wanda!! I was late and missed out on getting some of the Manchester paper - I love it!! You didn't buy two packages by any chance, did you or do you know of anyone that has some to sell? Just a single sheet of each pattern.....I actually like the stamp of the lawn mowing guy now thanks to you!

Elaine said...

I meant the golfing guy - my son is the one mowing the lawn! lol

Rose Ann said...

Love your masculine card, Wanda!! Fun image, and great fold too!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute guy's card, Wanda. I have a few of this image stamped on cardstock, but I don't have the cards made yet. Must get to it!


Unknown said...

I LOVE this card. Thank you for sharing the dimensions! I'm gonna have to lift your idea for tying the ribbon because it is my biggest challenge in the crafting world.

Peggy S from Ohio said...

Great masculine card. Love the plaid paper and the coloring looks great!

Shy said...

Love these colors together. Very nice card.

Unknown said...

I love this fold and what a great image.