Saturday, May 29, 2010

Two Male Birthday Cards

Good evening blogging has been awhile since my last post. I have had a busy week at work and havent made it on here up until now. Tonight I have two male birthday cards to share. I have made them out of necessity. I dont really like making male cards because you dont get to use anything pretty!
The first one is for Uncle Rod. He is a dermatologist and likes the plain, classy look so I tried to make a card like that. I used Next to Navy card stock and inked the edges with Craft White. I inked the Whisper White card stock with Next to Navy ink. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and added some silver square brads onto the SU DP.

I thought I would enter this card in the Words - No Stamped Images challenge at Die Cut Dreams. And also in the Quixotic Challenge - Emboss it!
The second card is for my cousin Barry. I used a Dustin Pike digi image for a bit of a laugh on this card (to be honest - I was at a loss as to what stamp to use). I coloured with copics and put crystal effects on the water bits. I sponged Next to Navy and Old Olive ink for the background. I used a mixture of DPs on some Next to navy card and added buttons and linen thread.

This card I would like to enter in Dare U 2 Digi Stamp's Challenge - One for the boys!

I hope to pop in and visit all your blogs this weekend and catch up on all the beautiful creations I have missed out on this week.

Have a fun weekend and thanks for looking!


Jessie said...

I love them both Alicia, they are awesome!

mckinkle said...

Hi Alicia,

I do like your guy cards here especially the classy brown one. I have to say I had to double take as I read about your uncle the dermatologist as I read it that it said 'he likes pain'!! lol oops!

Keryn x

Carol Dee said...

Great guy cards. The 1st is so handsome the 2nd a lot of fun. Have a wonderful weekend, hugs...

Mummylade said...

Wow, such a classy card. Thank you so much for joining the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

chris said...

Hi Alicia
2 wonderful cards, really like the duck one so much, brilliant as always love chris xx

Aussie Loz said...

I hate making 'boy' cards! Great job on both!! I love the simplicity of the top one, and that Dustin Pike image is cute!
Have a great weekend, although it's nearly over! Short work week this week? How'd you go with the full week? Gee, I haven't worked since I was pregnant with my boys... would probably kill me... then again, my own kids are pretty challenging, especially with all this rain! We've had over 3 inches this week! The tank is overflowing and making a mess in the vegie garden, the kids are sick of being inside and it's impossible to take photos of cards! Can you tell I'm a little over it by now! lol!
Catch ya later ♥

Kerrie said...

I don't like male card either, but occasionally we have too!.... the two that you have done are very masculine. I hope you get more time to craft this week, so have a wonderful week ahead.

Nicola said...

Fabulous take on our theme of no stamped images Alicia. Your sentiment,papers and layout are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Nicola -x-

Biscuitlid said...

these are both fab Alicia - I'm the same when it comes to making boy cards lol!

Thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week

Chris said...

Great cards and not an easy challenge from us this time :D! So glad you joined us at DU2DS, Chris