Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthday Wishes - Masculine

Hi Everyone!
Wow, Is time going by at lighting speed or what? I can't believe an entire month has almost gone by. Well one good thing about that is it's bringing us closer to spring :) 
I wanted to share a masculine card I made for all those GREAT challenges going on right now. Pretty simple except do you see the gold accents on the wheel? Well I probably should have used brads, but no... I took gold metallic paper and hole punched eight holes and covered them with glossy accents. Sounds easy right?? Well I kept forgetting about them and setting paper, or items down on top of these little hole punches. I think I ended up having to make 19 of them.  I had these sticky, gluey, glossy hole punches everywhere. I even left for basketball pictures this morning and when I got back in the car one was on my car seat? (Wonder where that hole punch was)? The funny stories of crafting that only other crafters would appreciate! Have a GREAT day!
Card - 4.5"
Paper - GCD Studios
Cricut Cartridge - Life's a beach
Label - Die Cut - MCT
Sentiment - MCT
Machine Stitched



Amy said...

This is so cute! I love the CAS feel it has to it! Great job making a masculine card (always tough for me)...

teachdanz said...

Shelly it is gorgeous!! Great card and thanks for playing along with us at CardzTv Stamps:-)

Jayne said...

Great card and lol at your story ..glossy accents attract things to land on them!!
Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot too.
Jayne x

Adrian said...

This is so great! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Amy said...

This is such a great guy card- I love the stitching! You made me laugh regarding the gold glossy accents- I do stuff like that all the time! :)Amy

Georgiana said...

Oooh, I sure do like that cut from Life's a Beach.

Nicely done,
Carson's Creations

jessica said...

this is awesome shelly!!
Love your cut and all the stitching.
thanks for sharing!!

TFBrittain said...

Super cute. Love your stitching.


Sherrie K. said...

Cool card Shely! I love the cut..need to pull out Life's a Beach cart-it's been awhile since I have used that. You stitching looks fabulous. Awesome masculine card:)

Sherrie K

Lisa said...

This card is so beautiful, Shelly!! I love the wheel and the stitching!! I am LOL your glossy accents story...that happens to me every single time I use it!! I can't tell you how many times I've added to something and set it aside...only to find it stuck to my sleeve or another piece of paper...every time!! You would think I'd learn :P


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great man card! love the stitching! Thanks for popping over, I am your newest follower!

OmaGloria said...

Love the stitching and your hole punches were well worth the trouble! lol They are awesome.

Sharon said...

This is fantastic!!! Love the stitching. The glossy accent story is so funny!! :)

DIANA L. said...

Super cute card The stitching looks great.


Amy said...

Hi Shelly! I just love this masculine card......just absolutely perfect for the nautical fan! I'm a first time visitor....great blog!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Oh the many smashed or smeared Glossy Accent stories we could tell, I feel your pain! Your card came out beautifully and the stitching is a perfect touch. Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our Masculine Birthday Challenge :)

Esther said...

Wonderful card, love the stitching and the pop of the wheel!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

Karen said...

Aww, what a great story! Hehe! It was totally worth it because this card is fantastic! The trim is genius and I LOVE that cut. Fantastic idea for a masculine card, my friend. Your creativity is never, ever lacking. :o) Excellent work, Shelly!

Hugs and blessings!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Shelly. I love the colors, and you did a great job on the chalking/inking and stitching!

Cindy said...

Hi Shelly,Your card is FANTASTIC!Great job with it,I LOVE the stitching and the cut!Have a SUPER day my friend!:)

Kate said...

What a wonderful card! Your stitching is fabulous and adds such a wonderful look to the card!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

girlia said...

such an adorable card! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CTO and CTS

ShersL84bed said...

Gorgeous. I find that its so hard to make a masculine card. This one is just right.

Smiles Sher