Cards For Guys

Man, did I ever struggle with last month’s project challenge (pun intended)!

In honor of Father’s Day in June, we decided to try to come up with cards appropriate for guys/men/boys.  For me, it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.  Fortunately, the Scrapbook Mega Meet was a couple of weeks before our get together, and I found an awesome grungy embossing folder (by Tim Holtz) that looks like riveted steel plates.  I used it on dark gray card stock, then applied metallic rub-ons to make it look more aged and distressed.  (My card is in the middle of the group with “hello” on it.)  I also used silver duct-work tape, which after sticking it down onto plain card stock and embossing it, looked alot like diamond-plate aluminum (which ALL guys love).

The card turned out pretty awesome, as did the ones from the rest of the team.  If you click on the photo, you’ll see an enlarged version.  The cards featured tools, deer, cowboy boots, charms, embossing folders, crimping, stars, a cool ink technique, some glitz, and some twine.  The twine led to part of our challenge for June…   Bugs (for June Bugs) and twine.  I’m anxious to see what the team does with THAT combination.  Whatever it is, you’ll see it here first!

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