Sunday, 30 April 2017

One for the Boys

Morning.
Meet today's card.
I haven't made a 'grunge' type card for quite awhile so today was the day.

I enjoy challenging myself to walk away from the flower images that I so love and try to create a masculine card.  This is what I came up with.
I was inspired by a great stencil I just picked up at Scrapfest too and wanted to use it.
I began by stenciling half my card front using Distress ink.  Next, I placed the bike images into my Misti, inked with Archival ink, stamped twice to get a dark black silhouette image and clear heat embossed.  I love the feel of motion these great stamps from Flonz have.
Next, I used the Graffiti stamp and the same colour of Distress ink to stamp around the images.  I thought it all worked well together.  
I stamped the birthday sentiment and now I will have a great card on hand for one of my masculine friends that loves to bike.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Little Red Wagon- BOY BIRTHDAY

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

The Male Room- MANY LEGS

Watercooler Wed.- MASCULINE ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great week ahead.

Supplies
Stamps- Bike images (Flonz), Graffiti (Kaisercraft), Happy Birthday (Studio G)
Ink- Rusty Hinge Distress (TH), Archival black 
Paper- Strathmore Bristol
Accessories and Tools- Misti, inking tool (TH), clear eb powder, heat tool, 
Gear stencil (Southern Ridge Trading Comp)

My card got this nod:

26 comments:

Bonnie said...

This has such a cool background and I love the feeling of movement! Awesome masculine card, my friend!

Heidi Weaver said...

Karen, this is such an awesome card! The images are, of course, wonderful. They evoke the joy of movement on bikes for which boys all over the globe are known. But what makes those images pop is that wonderful background. Love the variations of colour you've used in the stencilling and the stamping. Someone is going to love getting this card. Thanks so much for joining in with our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a great masculine card design. I always find it harder to make cards for guys of any age.

Heather Hopson said...

Most definately a Masculine card. Great background and I love the dirt biker images. Well done! Thank you for sharing your great card with on Watercooler Wednesday.

Heather Hopson said...

oops, not dirt bikers, but boys having fun! I love it!

clavell said...

Always love your floral images but appreciate the masculine inspiration this provides, too!!! Wonderful background...must look up that stencil! Great design for 'Guys'! Thx!

clavell said...

Karen...which stencil did you use from Southridge? ♥

nancy littrell said...

Any bike lover would LOVE your grunge birthday card, Karen. You are so right, so much movement from your bike stamps. Love your stenciled background too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Sherrie K. said...

Super cool card! I love your background and your dirt bike images are awesome! Such a great masculine card:)
TFS!
Sherrie K

Pat said...

This is a fabulous masculine card Karen and the gear stencil and the graffitti stamping looks great in the background, and love the two silhouette bikers as the main image. x

Nora N. said...

This card totally ROCKS!! LOVE!!

Karren said...

This is fabulous! Love, love, love that background!

Barbara said...

Wow! This is a great masculine card. Love the background and the silhouettes. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday! Hope to see you again.
Barbara DT member

Susanne Vargas said...

Love the background you created for those cool biker dudes!

Marsha J Reed said...

Wonderful masculine card, Karen! Love the silhouettes. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

Donna said...

ooooh! I like the technique for the background. Great card Karen! Thanks for joining us this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! How fun! It makes me feel wild, free, and adventurous... just before I break my fool neck. Love that background, so urban.

Gail said...

Your card makes me think of my nephew who loves the off-road biking trails. He would love this card too! Great grunge background. Thanks for playing along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Great use of your stencil background and Graffiti stamps as well as the silhouette bike images. This is a perfect boy card and I know who ever receives it will love it too! Thanks for sharing it at the Watercooler Wednesday WWC177 Masculine Challenge this week.

Kath Ricks said...

Wonderful masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

Rocky said...

Great card with a fab background. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.

Tracy Freeman said...

It looks awesome, i love the background.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Christine Alexander said...

Great masculine colours, such a great combo of stamps. Awesome graffiti background

Loll said...

Great masculine design, Karen. LOVE that grungy stencil!! xx

Daffodil Cards said...

A perfect masculine card, with fab coluring and love the images
Faith
x

Deborah Frings said...

Love the grungy background and those bold silhouette images. Great guy card. Sorry to be so late commenting! Thank you for playing along with our Many Legs challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT. x