Man cards. In my magical hat of card designs, pulling out a man card happens fairly rarely. For some reason pink, orange, and flowers reign supreme in the types of things I am attracted to. Consequently, I get an invite to a fella's birthday party and have nothing in the way of cards to give. That's why challenges like Cards 4 Guyz are so great for me - it makes me consciously think about the unfairer sex. And I am so honored to have been asked to **Guest Design** for them this week!
The challenge this week is Sailing! Now, I haven't been "sailing" proper, but we're right next door to the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes and there's lots of boating going on. Luckily for me, though, I have an awesome stamp set from Inspired by Stamping called Ahoy, Matey.
I followed the sketch from the IBSIC challenge:
and stamped the sailboat image using Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. I also used some double-sided nautical themed paper from Carte Bella. Double sided paper makes everything so easy. It's like "blam!" card done.
Then I embossed the sentiment - Did you check out the name of it?! Pirate Gold! It's the little puns that matter!
I made up 4 of these babies, so now I have a whole stash of guy birthday cards! Woop! I'll be guesting all month over at Cards 4 Guyz and would love to have you come stop by and wave a hello.
I am also going to link this card up to support the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes
Also - just have tell you something kind of cool.
If you follow my blog, first of all - you're awesome, but second of all - you probably saw my coffee card with the faux-chalkboard element. I used Chalk Magic markers and did a review of them.
Well the owner of Chalk Magic, Hans, saw my review and offered to give my readers a $5 off coupon, if they are interested in them! That's pretty sweet, huh? Anywho, the code is DISTRES5 (note, that last character is a number 5).
Have a very happy day!