Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Man Up...Again

Here are the last three cards from my Man Up! Class on Saturday.  I never (hardly ever) use Tangerine Tango, but this card just called for it.  The Retro Fresh DSP has Tangerine Tango in it so it just screams 'Use Me!'  It's still one of the few colors I don't love but it's growing on me :)  But I do love this card.  The Banner Framelits and the Sale A Bration Banner punch work perfectly together!!
We used the Polka Dot embossing folder to emboss the top and bottom of the card but left a blank spot in the middle.  To do this run you paper and embossing folder through the Big Shot twice once to do the top and once to do the bottom. 

This card was a huge hit!  Even my Dad (who saw it Friday) said 'That's a cool card'. Clearly it was a hit!  Plus it was one of the easiest cards of the day!  A win/win!  There's a piece of white cardstock, that has a circle punch punched out to make a tee shirt, then the rest of the layers are assembled on that.  Adding the brads for the buttons last. 

The Etcetera DSP goes down the center of the card, rough up the collar a bit.  The two pieces of the jacket go on either side, rough up the collar and the sides of the jacket.  I just used my fingers to crumple it a little (crumple IS a technical term).  The pocket is just the 1 inch square punch that we trimmed to look like a pocket.  So fun!!! 
Finally the last card.  I don't think any masculine card class is complete unless you use the Lovely As A Tree set.  I think I've used this set at every single masculine card class I've done.  I've always changed up the cards but I think this set is ALWAYS pulled out :) This card ended up being one of my favorite cards.  The background is embossed with the Sale A Bration embossing folder and we added some burlap ribbon, but the real highlight of this card is the tree. 
Check out the awesome colors it has!!!  Amazing!!  To get this effect I folded up 3 or 4 baby wipes in quarters and put them on a paper plate.  I dropped a few drops of reinker on the baby wipes and created my own custom ink pad.  For this card we used Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Garden Green and Wild Wasabi re inkers.  You only need about 3 drops of each, make sure they're fairly close together so that your entire stamp is covered.  When they drop onto the baby wipe they will spread. You just stamp it as you normally would and every single time you stamp it will be different.  I LOVE this technique!!!  When you're done stamping your just toss you 'ink pad' in the garbage, clean up is a breeze!!!  Those are my masculine cards.  Hope you enjoyed them!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!!

1 comment:

Mary said...

All your Man Up cards are great! I love the beer one, the shirt one and the tree one. Actually all of them are great, but those three are my fav's.