It's always tricky when a challenge blog asks you to guest design for them, because you never know what challenge they'll assign you before you say a (in my case) very resounding, happy, gleeful, giggling yes!!!!
If you've been following my blog, you know that I was asked to guest design for the WHOLE MONTH over at Cardz 4 Guyz. Now this already stretches my crafty muscles because most of my work is extremely girly and frilly and glittery and all the other good things in life.
But this week my muscles are definitely going to get a workout because the challenge is:
Clean. And. Simple.
Cue dramatic impending doom theme music here.
But I did it!!!
Luckily for me, I had a really good other inspiration for this piece. My boyfriend just started a new yesterday. Since he's worked for 15 years at the same company, this is a major change for him!! It essentially doubles his salary (momma needs a new pair of shoes) (just kidding - I'm very self sufficient) but it comes with some drawbacks - namely that he has to start at 3 a.m. and has to work every Saturday - blargh!
So I set this card out, along with a pack of coffee, a breakfast bar, and a new pair of work gloves to make his first morning a little less awful.
I actually love the way it turned out! I used an embossing folder on the background and then I embossed a suit from Penny Black's Lost Without You set. I finished it off with a (very true!) sentiment from STAMPlorations Blossom Overture.
So Haha - Cardz 4 Guyz!! You didn't stump me. I know you all need some more manly man cards in your stashes, so you should go play along!
I'm also sending my card over to the following challenges:
Virginia's View - All things Embossed
Addicted to Stamps - Celebration (because it was to celebrate his new job)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes