Thursday 1 August 2013

Rev it up!

We're all about the boys here today - I made this bold guy card for my friends' husband who loves bikes with a new stampin up set I bought just for that purpose!

I coloured directly onto the stamp with my old Whispers Dual Tip Markers and then did the "huff" technique to make them wet enough to stamp.  I used the same markets to do a little shading on the tires and some of the chrome and fill in the black flash.  I used the red and black markers to ink up the sentiment and a black ink pad to do the tire pattern (and I was too lazy to get out my stamp-a-majig so I got gaps but I decided to live with it!)  I die cut using one of my favourite nesties - affectionately called the heinz label in our house ;-) and added a metallic red mat with the larger size.  I then embossed some grey cardstock with a spellbinders double folder if I remember correctly and added a strip of road washi tape across the middle before mounting onto a black base card.  The red and grey were from my overflowing scraps stash too so a tiny dent was made in that.....

So I'm going to enter this into a few challenges - firstly Pixie's Sunday Snippets as the majority of the card used was from my snippets draw

Also, The Pink Elephant are looking for Masculine cards this week and this certainly fits the bill

Finally, there is a new challenge site which is all about cards for guys which I've started to follow after spotting it on my friend Deborah's site - I know lots of people hate making guy cards but I quite like it!  Their first challenge is anything goes so again, this fits the bill 


  1. What a great guy card. I love those tyre tracks, they're great. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room.

  2. Brilliant card for a chap Tara! He's gonna love it for sure. Super image, I like the tread marks as they are, and altogether a perfect card!

    I giggled about you using Whispers pens - they were the very first set of pens I bought, and I still turn to them - keep them on the desk here all the time. Some things we'll always love!

    Di xx

  3. Wonderful guy those tire tracks!

  4. Super male card. Love it xxx

  5. Hi Tara, Loving your card, any motorbike lover would so appreciate this card. I love the way you have created the background and main image. Striking in the red, grey and black. Thanks for joining in with us at The male Room during our first challenge. Hoping to see you again. Caz

  6. Perfect guy card, love the colours too. Hugs, Amanda x

  7. Hmm .. I spotted that set in the catalogue too, love the bike :0)
    I was thinking the same about the Heinz label, Lol. Great guys card Tara and thanks for the info about the new card challenge :0)

  8. Fatastic card Tara,love the colours and the motorbike image set on the embossed background - perfect for our first challenge at The Male Room, thanks for joining in with the fun.

    Louise xx

  9. Love this one! The motorbike image, the colours and texture - all make for a great guy card!


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