Wednesday, May 25, 2016

For the Big Wheel

     Today is my day to post some Designer Inspiration on the MHK Designs blog and I hope maybe this card will encourage you to see how much fun masculine, vintage cards can be.  I love making masculine cards but combining that with vintage is wonderful.  This "Big Wheel" image from the "Wheely Like You" set was perfect for a card I'm giving to a lovely gent who recently got a promotion to upper level management.

I started with the sketch from Cheerful Sketches.

     I used a masculine color combo of white, brown and beige, using CS for the die cut image, sentiment, the mats for those, and for the rectangles, then added a piece of plaid fabric (starched and ironed.)   I heat embossed a rubber-stamped strip with gold EP, dry embossed the card base using a Darice embossing folder, and used a few wheel and gear embellies to emphasize both the masculine and vintage elements of the card.

     I love embossing as a technique, especially when I can do both heat and dry embossing on the same card.  All those layers add to the vintage feel and I added a few dark brown pearls to one upper and one lower corner.  I thought the gears and the pearls were enough embellishment so settled for just those two things.

     Although this set comes with some really great sentiments, I printed one of my own this time because I wanted it to be specific to the job promotion.  :-D   After I had it all finished and photographed, I thought about how a bit of sponged distressing around the edges of each layered piece would have added a bit more vintage flavor but I guess that can wait until the next card.  :-D

Brown Sugar
Craft for the Craic
Crafty Catz
Crafty Friends
Creative Card Crew
Cuttlebug Mania
Deep Ocean
Di's Digi Designs
Dream Factory
Going Grey with Scrap Creations
Jo's Scrap Shack
My Sheri Crafts
Scrapper's Delights
Scrapy Land
Simply Papercraft

     Don't forget that MHK Designs has a new challenge that started last Saturday and there's plenty of time for you to play along.  Check out the challenge post by clicking here and then come play along with us.

     Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping!   NanaConnie


*Vicki* said...

Super cool masculine design here NC!! LOVE that Vintage image and the papers go perfectly with it too!! The addition of the spokes are so fun too!! Awesome take on that sketch as well my friend! HUGS

Linda Simpson said...

I LOVE this card! Great layout and image, fabulous sentiment too.
Linda xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A WONDERFUL masculine card and perfect for the occasion, great sentiment.

Glenda Atkins said...

A fabulous take on a busy sketch (which I quite like by the way). Very masculine, love it!

jimlynn said...

Fabulous masculine card!!!! Love the design, image, and your sentiment. That sentiment goes perfect with the image - and your friend will love it.

Donna Ellis said...

Love the take on your sketch, Connie! Great congratulatory card for a Man! Wonderful colors and a beautiful design. Hugs, de

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful card with your lovely vintage image.

Heather said...

This is fabulous! A perfect masculine card. And you're right, vintage does goes perfectly with masculine. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Peanut said...

Fabby masculine card, NC. Love the vintage vibe.
x Asha

Angie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge.
I hope you can join us again for our next Challenge.
Angie DT
Jo’s Scrap Shack

sarascloset said...

Fabulous masculine card with that lovely embossing (love this!), gears and layers! Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land! Hugs! Sara Emily Guest DT

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Summer Time’ challenge with your lovely card. Good luck and hope you can join us again.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge]

Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches. Good luck!
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Amanda said...

What a great man card. Love the colors and the image. Great job. Thank you for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack for Funday Friday Challenges

Amanda DT

Mynn xx said...

This is SO fabulous, NC! I adore the monochrome brown and the awesome layering! Congrats to your friend, too! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Unknown said...

Such a fabulous male card! I love vintage cards for men! Perfect design!
Thanks so much for joining in at Di's Digis Challenge!
Lucy x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous masculine card.
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet

Bea said...

Beatiful card you make, thanks for joining us at the Cheerful Sketches challenge...

Gretinga Bea(DT).

Samra said...

Beautiful work :)
Thank you for linking it up with Scrapy Land challenge
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Dee Vee said...

Love the great male card. You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Scrapper's Delight.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Jo's Fun Day Friday.

Carla's Cards said...

Love the vintage masculine look to this card, thanks for sharing with Scrapper's Delights!

It is a real P said...

Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge at Love all the elements and hope to see you again, Patricia

Lynda said...

Fab card for your friend, love the layout :-) xx

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenges
Tina (DT)

Kartenstempeltina said...

Sklave gemacht , das Fahrrad ist echt super schön u d passt total super zu den schönen Braun Tönen, danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, liebe Grüße Bettina

Turwen said...

A really, really great card!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge Blog!!!!


Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (SO sorry I'm late commenting but I have so much trouble with this proving I'm NOT A ROBOT foolishness!!)
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper