Jun 17, 2011

BC217 - Get Your "Macho" On

Welcome! - I've been nursing a sprained ankle or a pulled tendon in my ankle all week. I'm not sure what happened but it really hurt. I'm happy to say I'm not so "limpy" today as I was earlier in the week. Still going to take it easy on the foot though for a few more days.

On to today's Blogger Challenge. We are tackling the challenging "Masculine" card this week. Here is what I came up with. What's more "manly or macho" then a Cowboy!


For this card I used a "retired" Stampin'Up! set - Bronc Buster. I embossed the image and then sponged the color on.
I used colors to match the paper that I had picked out. The pattern is, Horsin'Around Happy Trails by Flair Designs. I'm not sure of the lighter green paper as there was no name on the back of the piece.

I wanted to add a lot of "texture" to this card so I created it in different ways. I embossed my punched border and the paper that the stars were punched out on. I added the linen thread and did a "scruffy" looking tied bow and also distressed the edges of the card stock. Along with the texture of the embossing powder I think it all worked well together to give this a more manly feel.

Here are Close-Ups so you can see the texture a little better.

The Horseshoe charm was dyed with a Copic Marker (E19) as it was originally Gold Colored and I wanted it to match my color scheme better.

The card stock colors: Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla are SU.
Punches: EK Success, SU
Embossing Powder - PSX-Woven Tapestry

So now it's your turn to show us your "manly" creations. Just link below:

20 comments:

Lorie said...

That is gorgeous Ida! Great job!

Basement Stamper said...

I've always loved this image and I love how you dyed the charm with your copic marker.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a fabulous card, Ida. Love your image and the layout is awesome! Excellent.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab masculine card! Love the cowboy image with the wonderful themed papers and horseshoe charm! Hope you feel better soon!

Lynn said...

The texture is fabulous! Great guy card...hope your ankle is back to 100% soon Ida!

BarbaraW said...

Cowboy equals masculine. Great card.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Is it alright to call a "macho" card lovely? I hope so...lol! The accents are just perfect! Beautifully done! Have a happy weekend! :D

peggy gatto said...

at details!!!
Fun card!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Yep, it is almost rodeo time around here Yeehaww! Great card Ida!

Nikki Bond said...

Fantastic! Love the embellishments....{SMILES}

NancyD said...

Three stars for your great card. Nancy

Olena said...

So sweet card! Love it! Olena

Elena said...

Fantastic card, Ida! Love the little charm and bow out of linen thread! What a great idea!
Sorry to hear that you hurt your ankle... Hope you are doing better now!
Sending you my hugs!

Two Happy Stampers said...

What a great card and I love your layout. You added such fun detials to your card. TFS! :-) Heidi

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- I LOVE the layout - great image and the charm is awesome!

JP Card Crazy said...

Great "man" card! You did an awesome job with all the embellishments!

maryr917 said...

this is a great masculine card ida-all the embellies look so good on your card-and really add to the wonderful masculine look-great image as well

carole (TruCarMa) said...

What a fantastic card! I was just thinking yesterday (while reading about Wyoming) that I need a cowboy on a bucking bronco stamp - I kid you not! Fabulous in every way!

Terry said...

I never would have thought about airplanes, but I sure will next time! This card is so adorable and even the touch of twine is just perfect!

Barbara said...

Fun card with all the right touches. Nothing plain and simple about this one....just perfect!