Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's a Not So Macho Masculine Card Blog Hop!

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's "Not So Macho Masculine Card" Blog Hop! If you hopped here by way of Linda's blog, then you're in the right spot. If you'd like to start from the beginning and become eligible for great prizes, then click here. My contribution to the terrific GRAND PRIZE is my favorite Starfire Glitter.  You can use it on practically everything and it has such a pretty shimmer.

Both of my cards are made with an awesome set called 1900 Cars, which is on sale this month! It has five images and four sayings.  Here is the first one:

My image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and watercolored using dye inks and reinkers. Here is the second card I made:
Again, I stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and watercolored.  My sentiments are embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  Click each photo for a close-up and a clearer picture! Directions and supplies are listed at the SNS website here.

Be sure to leave a comment here to be eligible for the prizes! Afterwards, hop on over to Joan's blog, where she has something to show you too~!
Thanks for stopping by!

Other challenges for these cards:
Creative Craft Challenge - vintage/distressed
jac-inks Papercraft - heat embossing
Try It On Tuesday - Tag Week - one for the boys (sentiment tags)
Cards for Men - someone special
Kaboodle Doodles - lots of layers
Pollycraft - Boyz to Men
Stamps R Us - masculine

63 comments:

Donna Ells said...

Judy, my eyes can feel the textures in your cards - such a great use of inks in your blending, and the coloring medium is perfect for both cards! Beautifully done!

Gina said...

The cards are so clean and neat. What a great idea.

Ciao Bella! said...

Just love the vintage feel of both these cards. Your layering is just beautiful!

Our Sparkle Adventure said...

Thanks for making great cards for the blog hop, Judy!

Sondra Evans said...

Great detail on your cards! And all men love classic cars, right? Great job.

shelley said...

How beautiful!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Judy, love the classic look of the vintage cars...great cards!

creativearts said...

Beautiful cards! Love the coloring, layouts, everything about the cards. Great job, Judy.

MrsETaylor said...

I adore the soft vintage feel of these cards Judy. You really have a fantastic eye for detail.

Thanks for the inspiration today

Erika

DebraM said...

Oh my goodness what wonderful cards...love that antique car stamp set and you did an incredible job with these cards...love the vintage feel to them both.

lakeslady said...

Great mins think a like Judy as I too used the super stamp set with the classic cars.
I particually like the eyelets and binding on your design

Kristin said...

Absolutely love the vintage look of these cards. Beautiful backgrounds, too.

Thrifty Mom Spot said...

Beautiful color choices, great idea for a card, inspiring!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Love these, Judy! The subtle colors and textures are just wonderful. Such perfect guy cards! Great job!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful masucline cards and using the cars are always a great thing in cards for our guys!

Susan said...

I love 'Vintiques' so am really loving the use of the old vintage cards on these cards! Totally awesome cards for the guys in your life.

Nana Connie said...

Judy, Vintage cars always work for masculine cards and yours are spectacular! Love the watercoloring you did. Beautiful colors and textures. Such inspiration! Mmmm, Starfire Glitter! One of my favorites from SNS. Thanks.

Alice Weissman said...

You turned an old fashioned automobile into a work of art!! You blended the colors of the card to create a truly memorable masterpeice!!

jennifer said...

gorgeous pair of cards, the colors and layouts are great!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are impressive..I liked the map background used in your second card...but both cards would be well received.

carol.drumwright said...

I really like the texture and design layouts of your two cards. They really showcare your talent and would both make wonderful cards for the men in my life!

WencheP said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the old cars. Thank you for joining us over at Cards for Men.

-Wenche

Anonymous said...

I may have to copy your use of the antique car on a b'day card for my brother. He restores old cars so it would be perfect. I also like your use of a roadmap as a background for the car on your second card. Nice work!
Frann

Kathy Vogel said...

I really like the 1900 Cars Stamp Set that you used on your cards. My dad loved old cars & worked for General Motors when he was alive. It would have been perfect for him. I particularly like your use of the map in the background of your second card.

Dee in N.H. said...

WOW! Those are both gorgeous! I love the cars and the backgrounds you used with them are amazing! Love them!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a great masculine card! Love the images and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

**Farrah** said...

Great "male" cards. Those images are perfect.
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

Sandy said...

youre a classic reminds me about my dad Tks

Linda is stamping again! said...

Wonderful cards Judy. So pleasing to the eye. I really admire your coloring. I like the use of the tire track on the second card. Thank you.

carrie said...

Great cards! Perfect for the male that loves old cars. These car stamps really remind me of the collection of miniature cards my godfather used to collect when he was alive.

Theresa said...

Love your cards, but the first one is just amazing. Love the layout.

Cammy said...

Great cards! Love the textures you have used. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Debbles Dabbles said...

I love the images you have used they are great...we are bit crazy about cars in this house!! Thank you for joining us at Jac-inks.

Beth said...

Traditional as well as classic . . . your choice of colors also adds to these lovely and dignified cards.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Judy this is excellent what a wonderful image love that background this is one great card for a male, super work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Candy Meyers said...

I love this card. I'm going to do one similar for my husband's upcoming birthday. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Neil said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for playing at Try it on Tuesday this week

Tussemaja said...

Gorgeous cards. Just great for a man/boy. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men - Tussemaja

Ann Craig said...

Wonderful cards for the "boys". I love the nostalgia evoked and the subtle use of embossing. Great to have you join us at jac-inks challenges

Donna said...

Judy, the artwork on these cards is striking, despite the more masculine coloring. Love the colors and textures you've implemented. Thank you for creating two spectacular cards!

Anonymous said...

Great texture & awesome coloring!!! Love both of them. Brenda

ChrisD said...

Fabulous! The backgrounds are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

joy said...

Beautiful coloring and placement of your elements. I love both , but the "Travel" one has my heart!

Lisa said...

Cute cards! Love the "You're a Classic" paired with the car. Makes a great masculine card.

chipielolo said...

Beautiful and classic cards... they really look like they belong to the past. Beautiful job in the coloring...

Pat P. said...

Great masculine cards, love the 1900's cars, great job in coloring.

AngelaP said...

These will give the inspiration I needed for my Father's Day cards Thanks

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love both of these cards Judy. I've now got that Set on my wish list!

ednamburgess said...

Very cute old car cards. Great for use for any man's occasion. Edna

Priscilla said...

Love these. Old cars are always a hit with guys. Love the backgrounds and that copper embossing powder. Thanks for sharing.

Priscilla said...

Love both cards. Old cars are always a favorite for guys. Love that copper embossing powder. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Z said...

Great cards Judy! The nice muted colors give them such a classic feel to them. Nice layouts too. Love the "string" accent on the second card. Very nice cards.

Mary M said...

I sure had a hard time finding out where to type my comment for the 'masculine card blog'.
I liked your old car cards; using the muted colors made them look 'old'

April said...

Great cards! I love your vintage - "classic" look. This is a very nice stamp set.

Anonymous said...

The inks you used really made the paper look good!

tarastorm62 said...

I am a sucker for anything vintage, so I am totally in love with your cards. I love the antique/classic car stamps and how you used them.

Char said...

I like your use of the 1900's Stamp Set. The cars are just great and the background is wonderful. I just love the cards. Thanks, Charlene

Barbara said...

What beautiful, elegant and classic cards. I happen to love classic & antique cars, going to shows with my dad as a kid. THese cards are just great! Thank you for sharing them!

NWFlamingo said...

Great cards. I especially love the use of the map and tire tracks.

Dianne said...

Fantastic cards! I especially like the use of the copper and the map. Classic cars work wonderfully for the more "senior" men in my life. Thank you so much for sharing!

barbara bruder said...

Judy, love both of your cards. My favorite is the one with the map.

Anonymous said...

I love the cards and the backgrounds!

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