Thursday, June 6

Masculine Madness!


Hello and Welcome to The Craft's Meow June Blog Hop!
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This month our theme for the challenge is "Masculine". Sound like fun?!
If you came from my pal Nina's blog, you are right on track. If you are just stopping by, thank you for visiting and I hope you will consider starting at the beginning of the hop, here
The TCM DT is very creative and is sharing such marvelous creations today. 

As you hope along, make sure you leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop, including the TCM Blog, to be eligible for the prize.  
One lucky commenter will get a stamp set of their choice!!
They will be chosen from the comments left on all the blogs.

Deadline to leave comments is 11:59 EST, Sunday June 9th
Winner will be announced Monday, June 10th.

I made a couple of card to share with you today. The first one uses the Vintage Clocks Stamp set. 
I went with a blue and browns color theme for this card. I love how there are so many sentiments for the various clock images in this set! Isn't this sentiment perfect for the Grandfather clock image?!
Before stamping the border, I scored two lines  3/4" apart to use as a guide to stamp a straight border. 
I kept the embellishments to a minimum by just using twine. 

For my next card I thought I would make a Father's Day card since Father's Day is just around the corner.

I used 3 stamp sets on my card. The face is from Let's Face It, the frame is from Sweet Silhouettes and the sentiment is from Sweet Sentiments
I stamped the frame and cut it out with Spellbinder's Labels 10 and matted the frame by tracing the outside of the die I used to cut out them fussy cut the mat. Beneath that is a diecut using Labels 9.
I built the face by first stamping the hair and mustache on a small oval diecut. I stamped the hat, cut it out and adhered it to the top of the oval. The bow was also stamped then cut out and adhered to the bottom of the oval. 
I added texture to the card by embossing the back panel, the black strip beneath the sentiment/face and the black labels 9 diecut behind the frame. 
I finished off the card with twine and a bow. 

If you want to check out all of the TCM masculine stamp sets can be found here in The Craft's Meow Store!
I am the last stop on the hop. Thank you so much for hopping with us and I hope you found some inspiration with our masculine cards. 

30 comments:

Sandra said...

loving the hat!
Sandra ltb

Kailash said...

Love the colors, very cool design too!!

Pat said...

Awwww...that grandfather sentiment is so sweet! And I love how the hat in your 2nd card wasn't a "typical" color--cool!

Venus said...

Gee!! this card is so cool! nice stamping, love the colors too! thank you!

loulou said...

Fantastic cards. I love the colour combination, the design and the textures on both.

Tisha Sewell said...

Both cards are great! I love, love the vintage clock card! Love the colors on the Father's Day card.

Lindsay said...

Super fun cards Sharri!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Fun card!

Scrapaddict said...

Both are fantastic!

Lillian Child said...

Very creative ... that second card just had me smiling out loud!!

Jingle said...

These are so wonderful!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Enjoying both of these! Will be casing (-:

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Such beautiful designs; all perfect for a guy!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oooo, not one but two fabulous cards! I love them both! :)

Sabrina said...

Love the color combos!!

Iris said...

Cute cards. Love your color combos.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous cards. TFS

Sue D said...

These are fabulous--love the colors and texture.

joy said...

Great cards, Shari! It's rare to see a card for a grandfather; love that!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both are fabulous,TFS

Tanja said...

Both of these cards are lovely, my fave is the grandfather clock card.

Lagene said...

Love your colors and the hat really "tops" him off!

Jean Bullock said...

The grandfather card made me say, "Awww" and the second card made me chuckle. What great cards.

Donna Jones said...

Great cards, love both colour palettes :-)

Mary-Anne V said...

Great use of the stamps with other sets too. Love the embossed background.

Aunt Dee said...

Absolutely fabulous cards so excellently done and I love that you didn't forget grandpa. Both are so great and I love the many layers under the face. Great job and great choice of colors

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Love the color combo on the one with the head!

Karenladd said...

wonderful cards..and love the way you can make so many different faces with that set!

Weenie Thomas said...

Love the green and black colour combo!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely perfect, Sharri! Really love that mint color paired with the bold black and all the AMAZING textures here! YUMMY!