Tuesday, April 17, 2012

CQC133 & OCCC

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Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Today, Arielle has a unique retro-feeling color challenge for us:
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As I was laying these colors out, I really had to resist the temptation to make a Halloween card!!!  I wanted to make a masculine birthday card for my BIL’s upcoming big day, so I went with that instead:
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I did some embossing with a CB embossing folder, stamped my retired SU image in black Stazon and then used my aquapainter and reinkers to color in this baby.  The Tasteful Trim die was used to make the zigzaggy embellishments.   And a jumbo eyelet adds some heavy metal to make it extra-masculine!  Although my BIL used to ride bikes a lot, his last accident cured him of that desire!  Nothing major, just enough to make him realize at his age, with a family, some things are better left to younger men!  So hopefully he can enjoy it vicariously through the card!  That being said, this card also qualifies for the Our Creative Corner Challenge this week----boys and their toys!  As always, feel free to email me with any questions! 
I hope you zoom on over to the ColourQ blog to see what all those creative crafty chicks have come up with!  Such a diverse group of stampers, you’ll be sure to find inspiration from someone!  And thanks for visiting!

Chillin’ and readin’ in Grampy’s chair!!!
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20 comments:

  1. She's sooo pretty !!!!!
    Ok your card is soo nice , I love it when I see male cards ,cuz I have so mush trouble thinking of one !!!
    Tfs ,Ms leeAnn,
    Hugs Frenchie

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  2. Love your "heavy metal" card!! Also, how your little gal enjoys her books!!

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  3. What a fabulous, masculine card!! Love that EF with the image! Could use this for a friend who loves his Harley! Great use of the colours! Cassidy is getting so big too!

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  4. I have that folder...I LOVE how you made it look like metal. Wonderful card! Lil' one is getting bigger by the minute! ;)

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  5. How perfectly masculine this card is! Love the metallic look you achieved. Beautiful color palette! Thanks for joining us at OCC this week! Hugs, Marcy

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  6. This card has some real muscle power! I LOVE the color combination - it's perfect for your card! I love how Cassidy curls up with a good book so often - cute :)

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  7. Fantastic! Masculine and fun! Love the embossed background...it totally makes this card. Your color and stripes are perfect! Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

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  8. I love this masculine card LeAnne, that image is fantastic and the tire tread background. Is it embossed or patterned paper? So so fun.

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  9. This is the ultimate manly card: love that background embossing! Like your touch of heavy metal, too. Great card!

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  10. This is fabulous! I love that embossed background, that awesome eyelet and the colouring on the bike. And thanks for your comment - I'm thrilled to play along with you ladies!

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  11. Such a COOL card, I love the texture, I am sure your BIL will love it, too. Thank you so much for your kind words, and I have been meaning to say thank you for the fun goodies you sent! That pretty pink trim is awesome and I can't wait to use it! Hope you are having a good week, my friend. **hugs**

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  12. Oh this is a great card! Love the EF and that image. A lot of guys would like this one. I think I am married to the only man who says he would never get on a motor cycle. LOL I think he may have done something dumb when he was young. LOl

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  13. Another winner! The EF just makes this card perfect - wonderful coloring too. Our darling Ms C wearing a jacket but no shoes - my kinda girl for sure. Can't believe how "big girl" she's looking - give her a big hug for me

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  14. What a perfect masculine card. That ef works so perfectly with the motorcycle image. I like the way you've coloured the motorcycle too. The colourful zigzag strips are so fun.
    Love to see Cassidy reading again. How nice of Grampy to share his chair with her;)

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  15. That background is just perfect for this stamp. What a great guy card. The metal eyelet is another great touch for this one.

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  16. Love the embossed metal look and the over sized eyelet to give this those manly touches! Fun card!!

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  17. This is one terrific man card ... love that background embossing and the rik rak borders ... and oh, that motorcycle is perfect!
    Awesome job ....
    Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

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  18. Oh LeAnne, this is the most manly man-card I've seen in a LONG time! All that texture is fabulous!

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  19. LeAnne, I can sum this up in one word: AWESOME! Love the texture, the zig zag trim paired with that cool motorcycle image.The grommet is the perfect finishing touch, too. Such a cool "guy" card...I'm sure your BIL will love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)

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  20. Just saw this on Our Creative Corner. Congrats! Such an impressive design!

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