Saturday, 29 January 2011

The dreaded "man card"

After my recent failure to have any back up stocks of the dreaded "man card" and having to resort to the card maker's shame of buying a card for the occassion, I have tried to make an effort to boost my card stocks.  Okay, so I know that one card will not make a huge difference but at least I won't go into mild panic when the next male birthday is approaching. 

So, for my man-card I have gone with the fairly universally liked theme of beer!  I can't tell you a man who doesn't like beer - I guess there's one or two around, but they are quite rare!  I have dug out one of my neglected digis - probably my favourite man-themed digis - Jim with Beer , from Digi Stamp Boutique.

The image has been coloured with pro markers and I've used papers from a Sizzix Earth Tones pad.  I printed the sentiment on my PC and added a few dots around it, together with the image, a bit more manly than faux stitching, I thought.  Three "man friendly" buttons stitched on and, hey presto, card finished! 

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Digi Stamp Boutique - Use one of their images
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - I used their sketch
Fab 'n' Funky - Use a digi
Penny's Challenge - Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything goes

Thanks for looking and don't forget to enter my blog candy draw!



Unknown said...

Shame shame buying ready made cards he he sssshhh I do that as well when it comes to these cards ... aaargggh why do they have to be so difficult to make! but then you made a fantastic job here with this card, really it's awesome, love it. Great stamp yes, love it, just perfect and so cute... now I'm off to link your candy... and I got one too at the moment if you would like to join in as well. Have a nice weekend xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Amanda, what a brilliant card. You've coloured the image perfectly and I love the papers. Thanks for joining in with our monthly competition over at DigiStamp Boutique. Hugs, Denise x

mulberry station said...

I buy cards from the store too...sometimes I just have a really hard time giving up the cards that I have made. Sounds silly I know. But I know others that do the same thing. Your "dreaded man card" is adorable. You did a super cute job with it. I have a really hard time making "male cards" too. Thanks for joining us AJ.
Nancy SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

I could tell you a story about "guy" cards, but it would take too long the end I totally agree with you! This is a fantastic and perfect card for any guy and I just love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Peace & Luv,

Cheryl said...

Great, masculine card!

andrea said...

Fab image,gorgeous card,love the buttons thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Linda Anderson said...

This is one fabulous dreaded "man card!!!" I love that image and your coloring!!! Wonderful!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Sharon said...

What a great mans card. Adore that image.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, and hope to see you again.
Sharon x

Genevieve said...

Brilliant guy card. I'm also guilty of buying male cards :( I love your paper choice, perfect for this card. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)


Kathie said...

Hi Amanda, great masculine card, I love Jim and I've used this image quite a few times. Love your colours and papers you've used.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and sharing your card.
Kathie SSW-Design Team

Digi Stamp Boutique said...

I love this Amanda - the colours and added buttons look fab. Thanks for joining in with our monthly competition over at DigiStamp Boutique. Sally-Ann :)

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

Yeah! this is really a cool mans' card!