Thursday, May 12, 2011

Not so macho masculine cards...

Well hi there!  Welcome to Sparkle n Sprinkle's May Blog Hop.  To start at the beginning, please go to Sparkle N Sprinkle's home page for this hop.  If you've just arrived from Joan's blog, then you're in the right place.

I think most of us agree that masculine cards can be, well, challenging.  I know I have to take a step back when creating masculine cards, but with these great images from Sparkle N Sprinkle, it's so easy. My first card, while incorporating LOTS of glitter, is definitely on the right track.  This image is part of one of several Stained Glass sets aptly named Sailboat.  While the colors are bright and sunny, it still evokes that masculine touch, don't you think?  If you've never done the stained glass look with glitter, take a closer look at this card.  Simply stamping on acetate with Staz-On ink, then "coloring" in the back side with Brushable Glue and different glitters will give you this stunning effect.  Sponging on yellow and orange inks to the card front keep the sunny theme going.  I tied it up in a  neat little package with a wave die and scallop oval die.


And the next card is quite opposite in its color and feel. But what Dad, hubby, boyfriend, etc. wouldn't be pleased with the sentiment alone on this next card!  Using images from several new music sets here, simple embossing with black detail EP  completes this look.  Red mirror card stock gives it the bling.


And now for the fun part!  If you leave a comment on my blog, I will be giving away one of the glitters in the Sailboat card above.  This is one of my favorite glitters (not true -- I love them all!) called Autumn Medley.  Once you've left your comment then you'll definitely want to hop on over to Barb's blog to see what great surprises she has in store for you.  Good luck to all and thanks for dropping by!
Ciao for now.
Ciao Bella!

50 comments:

Donna said...

Wow! Lots of sparkle and still quite manly! Beautiful cards, DeeDee, thank you for the ideas!

Gina said...

The musical card is great!

Our Sparkle Adventure said...

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

Judy Rozema said...

I love that stained glass effect! And your waves set it off beautifully! But the music one is my favorite (duh) and I LOVE that red paper. Kudos~!

Sondra Evans said...

Love that sailboat and it was a classy touch to add the waves. And, I love the detail you put into the musical card. Great job!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

A great glitter stain glass card...love the wave on the bottom too:) And I absolutely love the look of embossing on the mirror cardstock!

creativearts said...

Love the stained glass look! I think th is set is going on my wish list!

MrsETaylor said...

Love the feel of both of these beautiful cards Donna. The sparkle is AMAZING!!!

DebraM said...

The stained glass card is gorgeous. I am definitely going to have to have this stamp set. You did a wonderful job on both of these cards.

lakeslady said...

Donna great masculine cards. I particually like the glitter work on the stained glass card and the waves beneath it are a great touch too.

Thrifty Mom Spot said...

The musical note card is brilliant, great idea, very creative!

Kristin said...

Both are so very nice! Love the musical theme

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Terrific, Donna! Love all the glitter and shine. The stained glass is beautiful and glittery and I love the red mirror c/s on the music card. Great job!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Donna, those are magnificent. I especially love the sailboat one. I have that image but always had problems with the water, but I love how you added a little white with the waves. It is perfect!

shelley said...

Wow! What an amazing card!

Soulscrappin' said...

Beautiful cards ... love the music one especially and will probably case it for my DD - she loves to sing! The stained glass technique is totally awesome.

Nana Connie said...

Love the stained glass technique with glitters but that red mirror CS on the music card just knocks my socks off! Not something I would have thought about for a masculine card without your fantastic inspiration! Thanks Dee.

Alice Weissman said...

love the sailboat and love the bling too!!
you have a great imagination and inspire so many ways to make things 'work' when putting a card together.

jennifer said...

wonderful cards! both will make great gifts for a man

Anonymous said...

The ship is sailing in the bright sun and don't the guys go early to catch the sun on the water? Your second card is completely different from the first, but puts a song in ones heart!

carol.drumwright said...

Gotta pick the musical card, hands down. Music is a very important part of my husband's life (he sings in the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir), and he would love to receive a card like this. Beautiful artwork!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous! I love the stained glass look you got with the first one!

Kathy Vogel said...

I particularly like the stained glass sailboat in your first card. I really like the look of the scalloped oval & waves in that card as well.

Anonymous said...

Two fantastic cards! I love the stained glass technique. Using mirror cardstock for bling is brilliant.
Frann

Sandy said...

such a nice difference in designs I like the red music card the best just more my style tks Sandy

Linda is stamping again! said...

Spectacular cards DeeDee. The stained glass sailbot is amazing. I love the embossing on the red mirror. Thank you.

carrie said...

Two fabulous cards! I am not sure which I like best. Love the stained glass technique for the sailboat with the scalloped frame and waves. The red mirror card stock with the black music note and black and white music is perfect. Love the way it pops.

Beth said...

I remember my first glittered sunset sailboat card from a class I took at SNS in Ruskin ~ I really like your take on that gorgeous stamp! And the musical notes card is so elegant with the reds and the blacks ~ great work!

Candy Meyers said...

I love the music card. My Father was very musical and passed some of it on to me. Can't wait to try making one similar. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Anonymous said...

Love the sailboat in all it's glittery glory! Brenda

ChrisD said...

Drop dead gorgeous.

joy said...

Both card are great -- my favorite is the music -- love the background you have designed!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love both cards - but particularly the sailboat. Wish I was on it right now - instead of in this rain!

chipielolo said...

I just love your cards! I might have to use the music one for my son's piano teacher birthday. your stain glass is also stuning...

Kathie said...

THe music card is stunning with the red paper. Stained Glass stamps from S and S are great arent they!

Pat P. said...

Both great cards. I like the musical card as I know so many that would love to get it. Pat

Lisa said...

Two very different but spectacular cards, and both masculine. Great job on this challenge.

Diana said...

Gorgeous cards! The Rockstar won is so cool!

AngelaP said...

Great cards but really like the music card. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Priscilla said...

Great cards. My favorite is the rockstar card.
Love the music background and how the mirror cardstock looks. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Z said...

Ah, like minds do think a like don't they DD! Amazing how different our two sailboat cards are even though they use the same technique. Yours is so brightly colored & "sunshiney". Very pretty! And the music card with the mirror cardstock - classic! Great cards DD!

Mary M said...

I like the music card using the red metallic cardstock. It is very flashy!!1

April said...

These are wonderful! I love the glitter and waves on the first card. You don't often think of music for a male card, but you did a great job on it!

happy said...

I love red, white and black together.

Char said...

I just love The sailboat card. I'm crazy about your music card. Both cards are just great. Thanks, Charlene

Barbara said...

Two completely different styles, love them both. I love the sparkle of the stained glass and the simplicity of the music one. Thank you for sharing!

NWFlamingo said...

Can't get enough of that stained glass sailboat! Great music card too.

Dianne said...

Absolutely great cards. With a musician Grandson in my life, I especially enjoyed the music card. Thank you so much for sharing.

barbara bruder said...

DeeDee, I really love both of your cards and my favorite is the musical one. Especially love that red color.

Joanne said...

I love the stained glass sailboat! The rock star is cool also. Very nice.