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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Favorite Guy Card

Hi Everybody! With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I thought I'd share one of my favorite "guy cards" for the holiday.  You have to admit, lots of guys don't go for all the red and pink - the ribbon and frills.  So I found a way to spread the love without all the "traditional"  hearts & flowers.  Here's a great way to get your message across with a "guy" twist.

This fun card was designed around Sparkle N Sprinkle's Love Is Sweet - Set 401.  

Using two stamps from the set, I created a couple fun street signs for this masculine card.  (Remember, you can click on any image for a better view).  The route sign was made using a Cricut and then stamped with the XO which was embossed with white detail embossing powder.  The detour sign was hand made.  It was stamped and embossed with Midnight Madness embossing powder.  For extra "oomf" (a technical term - lol), the black piece behind the sign was also embossed with Midnight Madness before it was layered behind the yellow.  Midnight Madness is a great dark embossing powder that has enough sparkle to make the card special without being too sparkly "for the boys".

I finished the card off with a fun street sign designer paper and my favorite guy embossing folder - diamond plate.  What a great way to let the guys in your life know how much they mean to you on Valentine's Day.  Or how about using this for an anniversary card or anyday!  Hope you enjoyed my card!

Until next time!

Supplies Used:
Stamps - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Embossing Powder - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Die cut (Interstate Sign) - Cricut
Designer Paper - Hot Off the Press/Paper Pizazz

Don't forget! The Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Fling Blog Hop starts tomorrow; so be sure to stop back for that (great prizes, great spring ideas, great company) - See you then!


Donna Ellis said...

What a clever guy "romantic" card, Julie! Great colors - like we're on the interstate! Love it!

Robyn Rinehart said...

Never have I seen such detail you put your heart in to these cards and it shows. Love the accents!!!!

Charlene said...

So clever!!! I love how you've repurposed that stamp and the sparkle is awesome.

Linda Gibb said...

Julie I like your masculine card but I never could figure out how to use that darn Cricut machine so I sold it. It is a cute card idea though.

Amanda R said...

Julie I didn't see this the other day when I did the blog hop, this is awesome! Love all the signs and the embossing folder you used definitely reminds me of metal plate like on a truck. Awesome awesome awesome!