Sunday, June 4, 2017


Today begins our June Challenge at Great Impressions.  The challenge this month is "Masculine".

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And the prize we are offering is

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Oh my gosh...this is just so cute!

Masculine is a hard card for me to do.  I just have no men in my life.  I've been divorced forever and have only daughters.  Everyone in my home is female and has been for many many years.  So for masculine cards I tend to look at my extended family.

I knew my nephew would be having a birthday soon so I made this for him.  He is a welder and just loves his cars and really all things "guy" related.  I checked with my niece for his favorite colors and was told black for vehicles but red was his favorite.  I wanted to incorporate both even though it is really hard for me to do black and I'm not a fan of red.  I have red hair so I can't wear red at all.  I hope he enjoys it.

The stamp I started with is "Flaming Truck" (G536).  It is colored with Copic markers and then glazed over with Glossy Accents brushed on the truck and Glastique for the windows.  I don't have any masculine papers so I made one.  The paper behind the truck is just a guy carrying a tool box and holding a wrench.

I made the base red so I wanted something between and chose silver.  I embossed this and put it all together.  I then stamped the sentiment "Becoming a Classic" (D390) and placed it under the truck.  I was going to add gears but they didn't work out.  Most masculine cards aren't that embellished so I left it alone.

I do hope you will check out the June Challenge at Great Impressions and see all the DT has for you this month.  See you in the challenge!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Flaming Truck (G536) & Becoming a Classic (D390) from Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Glossy Accents
Papers - Core 'dinations, scrap stash, my creation
Embossing folder - Darice
Die - Gina Marie Designs

Challenges Entered

Pixie's Playground #283-284 - Use snippets
Mod Squad - Make your own background
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #284-285 - Always anything goes
DL Art Thursday #205 - Boys and/or men
Creative Fingers #131 - Always anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #191 - Always anything goes
Di's Digi's - Birthday
DL Art June - Always anything goes
Joy Clair June - Anything goes


brenda said...

A super masculine card Robin, I so struggle with them but this is great inspiration.

B x

katieo said...

I love the image with the gun sentiment. Cool truck too. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful thursday Challenge

Lisa said...

This is so fabulous, Robin!! That truck is awesome!! The sentiment is perfect!! What a wonderful masculine card!! I struggle with them!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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DIANA L. said...

Great Car loving those flames I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JUNE Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

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Heather said...

This is a perfect masculine card! And perfect for your car-loving nephew!! Love that truck image and the embossed silver layer is really cool! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Megan J said...

Hi Robin, a superb card for your nephew, I'm sure it will be a hit, love the image, sentiment and the background paper you created is perfect, the embossed panel tops the card off nicely, Thank you for coming along to play with us at Snippets Playground, good luck in the prize draw, have a wonderful week... Megan GD

Di said...

Great card - Megan said it all for me!


Di xx

Joyce Erb said...

It turned out great! Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

debby4000 said...

What a brilliant card image, makes a fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Claire said...

You say male cards are hard for you yet this is awesome, great image so I'd say 'you nailed it' x

Lynda said...

lovely card. really eye catching and the sentiment is ace. Thankyou for joining us over at Di's Digi's for our Birthday themed challenge. Hope you join us next time Lynda DT xx

Ruza Rebel said...

Super cool card! I really love how you showcased this awesome car! Hugs!

crafty-stamper said...

brilliant image and sentiment,love the B.paper too
Carol x