Saturday, February 14, 2009

Man Cards and an Elzybells Promo...

Make yourself necessary to somebody. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strange mix of topics, right??? :)

First, I needed a birthday card for my Dad, who is a "Car Guy," he currently has a Rat Rod project with my brother, a 1939 Dodge Truck redo and is tinkering with his Harley. I knew as soon as I saw the Home plate from Artistic Outpost the truck in the set was Perfect for my Dad!

A friend reminded me recently that we, a scard makers, should really make 2 of each card when we have our supplies I am going to try to do this, saves so much energy! I can never make 2 Identical cards, but using the stuff you have out to make multiple cards is a great idea!

My first card I used a piece of a Fabriano card I had messed up and did a Misting technique, I inked the stamp, then misted it with water before stamping it on the paper...

A Manly inside treatment...

And the second card of the set...for this one I stamped directly on the Fabriano paper and then went over it a little with a damp Aquapainter...

Stamps: Home (Artistic Outpost,) Birthday Centers (CHF)
Paper: Granola (Basic Grey,) Fabriano Mediovalis, Textured Brown and Blue Cards (DCWV)
Ink: Vintage Violet, Blue Bayou (SU)
Misc: Twill Ribbon, Top Note Die, Glazed Brads, Copper Brads

On an other subject....Make sure to Check Out

Elizabeth's Blog for an Elzybells Weekend Promo!!!


  1. great man card Rach, the papers are perfect!

  2. These are great; perfect paper for guy cards!

  3. OOOH these are super cute!! LOVE all your colors and paper!!! :D

  4. It is SOOO perfect for the Rod Rat! Love the guy cards. Great idea to do two at a time. I hate giving away cards because I always want to keep one too.

  5. Both FABULOUS man cards!

  6. Rachel your Man cards are incredibly awesome! And I love how you took the pics. You my dear totally Rock!


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