Saturday, May 15, 2010

OCC Man card!

We all have some special men in our lives, and it's always a good thing to have a card or two in our stash to celebrate their special day! Your challenge this week is to make a masculine birthday card. No tricks or a recipe to follow. Simply create a card for that special guy in your life to celebrate his birthday.

To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then link it here with the direct link with our NEW linky system. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC

Here's my sample;



I always struggle with guy cards. I don't know why. I guess it's just that I'm used to making pretty, dolled up cards that tickle my fancy and the fancy of the recipient (I hope!) I chose to make a simple card for today's challenge, and I bet this card didn't take 45 minutes to make. This is shocking for me, since I'm one of those take an hour to figure out the layout, the papers the doodads and pretties that I'll use, and then I have lunch to mull it all over and go back and change the paper or this or that and then it's almost time to make supper because one of my kids walks through the door and tells me they are starving half to death and can they munch on a sibling?!!!

I digress... Easy peasy lemon squeezie this card is and it's only 5"x5". Tiny and Masculine!

Have a wonderful weekend, and check out the OCC blog for the rest of the eye candy from the design team! Ta!

stamps; papertreyink
paper; periphery (basic grey)
ink; espresso adirondack (ranger)
accessories; rope, word window pinch, clip, modern label punch, brads (SU!), twine

13 comments:

Wendy J. said...

Yes, ditto on all your venting comments! Great man card, Loretta. I know I need to be forced to make more masculine cards sometimes and so thanks for the challenge! Have a great weekend!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Terrific work, Loretta! I love the colors and patterns and the distressing and rope/twine really make it manly! BTW, I loved this challenge, even though I whined! Now I have a perfect b'day card for the DH!! Thanks for this one!

Dani said...

Awesome job making a masculine card!! Love it!!

Cassie said...

what an awesome manly card!!

Diane Gilbert said...

Loretta this is a great guy card, love the simplicity of it! Very manly!

Lori Rider said...

This is just wonderful, Loretta. I love the textures and embellishments you used with those gorgeous papers. I will have to remember this card when I need a masculine card since I always struggle with what stamps to use - this is perfect!

fuzzy wuzzy said...

Oh yes, the man card dilema! You nailed it - GREAT CARD!
thanks for the great class today.

dictionar german said...

This is beautiful... This is beyond awesome... wooow it is just stunning and I LOVE IT !!

AMIT said...

Awesome work done.

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Velta said...

A perfectly manly card...colors are manly, design is manly...and it's "pretty!"

antheam said...

This is so cool-perfect for a male. I like your design and those papers-and the twine is just right.Thanks for joining us at BG Challenges,
Anthea & the BG Challenges Team.

Dana Grothaus said...

What a perfect guy card! I love the layout, colors, and twine. I loved this challenge.

Sarah Gough said...

Ohhhh, I really love this! Those papers and all the details are perfect!

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