well, i decided to try my hand at a masculine card...not my usual cup of tea because i'm all about cute and quirky! but since i am in a mann house, filled with boys (even our cat is a boy!), i thought i should take a crack at it! :)
i made this card for the sparks challenge at paper smooches, just take a look at that inspiration photo! and for the young crafters united challenge - masculine cards! (ps - they'll be having a blog hop this weekend starting nov 4th. be there or be square!)
i just love that little light bulb from the 'perpetual bliss' stamp set! i paper pieced it and popped it up for dimension
the 'sparks' and sentiment are from the 'boob tubes' stamp set, and i heat embossed them so it would really pop on the dark background. the heart is fussy cut (also from boob tubes) and i added a glossy effect to it so it would be dark and shiny too.
i tore the edges because that seemed 'tough' and 'mann-ly' to me! ha ha! i was going to add some red thread to it and then i thought - sam, stop! this is a man card, before you know it, you'll add more hearts and a bow somewhere! lol. so i drew the line at the ripped edges and the asymetrical feel to the card. :)