Thursday, July 26, 2012

Growing in Unity - Day 4 - The Man


Hello! The end of the week is coming soon - but today I have my post for Day 4 of Growing in Unity! You might remember I mentioned my husband's birthday on my Day 2 post, and how my original card ended up a bit girlie - so I thought I better share the card I ended up making for him! Here it is - simple and easy, but that seems to be the way to make a guy card I suppose!
I had purchased this stamp almost a year ago for Father's Day, and go figure - never inked it up! It seemed like the perfect set to use for his birthday card! 
I used some papers from a Studio Calico 6x6 paper pad to stamp the shirt and all the sentiments along the side, then fussy cut out each of them. 
I'm pretty sure the happy birthday sentiment came from a recent Kit of the Month - sorry for being a bit scatterbrained on that one! 
I hand trimmed the banner and part behind the birthday sentiment, inked everything with Tim Holtz distress ink, then adhered the shirt and sentiments with foam adhesive. 
Hope you enjoyed my simple guy card! Those ones are SOOO hard for me for some reason! They always seem to end up girlie for some reason...maybe because I'm a girl and have 2 daughters! Oh well! 

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17 comments:

  1. Love it!! The words, shirt, colors...everything about the card! Great work!
    Carolyn
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  2. Great guy card--I like the images and the papers you used.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  3. Great man card...the reason they end up girly is because...making shiny, glittery, pink glam cards is more fun! Lee-Ann :)

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  4. Love how this turned out! Great papers and colors. He's going to love it!

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  5. Heather ~ well I have to say this is more masculine than the other card ( which I LOVED and didn't think it was too girlie) but this might just suit him better! What GREAT guy colors you used! LOVE that background paper!!! As always ~ I LOVE it!! Happy Birthday to your hubby too!

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  6. Love the subtle colours on this one - really amps up the masculine appeal.

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  7. He'll love it! Great papers and I love that bit of aqua to stand out. Fun shirt design too.
    DeniseB

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  8. Ha ha...so funny that you your girliness takes over your cards!! However, I think this one is a GO!! Super fun, and very masculine!

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  9. I have never thought of cutting out the shirt. ThANKS!

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  10. Well this is plenty manly. I like your colors and patterns, and the manly shirt. No flowers for him!

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  11. wow this is an awesome man card! I have such a hard time with these, but your paper is perfect and I love the stamps! awesome work!

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  12. This is an amazing card! I love how you used so many different words on it and the colors of gray are amazing!

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  13. This background is perfect for the card and I love the stamps!!!

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  14. This is the perfect masculine card!

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