Monday, October 31, 2011

mann-ly love

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 LOVE it. i love the colors, the textures and the whole feel of the photo!

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. :)



  1. your soo whitty! I love that set, it's on my wish list.

  2. Cute card! LOVE the brown and the way you used the lightbulb stamp. Great use of the SPARKS challenge.

  3. Oh Mann, (hee hee) I love those two stamps together... Genius! Great card, Samantha!

  4. Such a cute card, Samantha! You did a great job with both of the challenges!

    Thanks for joining us at YCU!

  5. SOOOO Cute! I am def. adding this to my CASE file:) LOVE:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  6. I love the combination of sets you used and the torn edge on the dark paper. Looks great! :)

  7. This is fantastic! I love the torn edge. Thanks so much for playing along in the SPARKS Challenge!


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