Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Birthday (masculine style)

 
 Ok.....I have to hijack this post for just a minute.  I am beyond thrilled to say that I was chosen as a winner of the Birthday category in the Stamping Royalty contest sponsored by Paper Crafts Magazine!  I still can't quite believe it.........Thank you Paper Crafts!!!  I can't wait to find out who is revealed in the other categories this week!



 
I know masculine cards are very difficult for many of us but I have a quick and fairly easy card here using the woodgrain image from the newest set On the Strip 2 from Neat & Tangled!!  If you don't have this set and it's counterpart, On the Strip, you are missing out!  These two sets alone give you ENDLESS options for cardmaking!
 
Here I've stamped the woodgrain strip with brown ink over and over again until my kraft panel was filled.  Every time I would ink the stamp I would move it across just a bit to give it a more realistic look.  My sentiment was stamped on a scrap strip using a sentiment from Sketchy CupcakesTucking a few woodgrain buttons under the sentmemt strip was the final touch for my masculine card.   
 
happy birthday2


What do you think? Masculine cards.......are they hard or easy for you?  Thanks for stopping by!!!
 
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps:  On the Strip 2, Sketchy Cupcakes (Neat & Tangled)
Paper:  Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Misc:  Woodgrain Buttons (PTI), Foam Adhesive



21 comments:

~amy~ said...

Congrats!!!!!! How exciting!!!!!

Your woodgrain card is wonderful!!!! You make masculine cards look so easy...I am always challenged by them!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

You already know how beyond thrilled and proud I am of you Amy! You are gonna look great in that tiara!!

Love this masculine woodgrain card! I really love the buttons peeking out from beneath the sentiment strip!!

Laurel said...

congratts! very well deserved!

Tracey McNeely said...

You know I am so thrilled for you Amy!! and I adore this fun masculine card!

Jinny Newlin said...

HUGE congrats, Amy, and lovin' the woodgrain here, especially those yummy buttons!

Happy Scrapper said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! This card is fabulous love it!!
Brianna

C Wu said...

Woohoo, congratulations, Amy. Looking forward your picture in tiara!

Marlou McAlees said...

fabulous card Amy :) loving the wood grain ♥

Lynn said...

So happy for you. Love floral cards but make lots if masculine!

Joyce said...

This is a great masculine card. I don't have any more or less trouble with masculine or feminine. But, I do like flowers, so my options are limited. I am so happy that you are stamping royalty. Congrats.

Annette said...

yahoo...so happy for you... big congrats girl..

Christina said...

Congrats to you, Amy! So excited for you, and I love your masculine card, especially the woodgrain!

natashakara said...

I have to have this set after seeing what you've done with it. I LOVE this. I am awful with masculine cards, and I live in a house full of BOYS!!! So not right I tell ya! ;)
So thrilled you are royalty too :)))

Sharron said...

Congrats, Amy! Love your fabulous masculine card! They are always hard for me and you do such a wonderful job with just the right elements.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congrats Amy! So well deserved. Lovely masculine card, now I want that stamp (sigh)

Tracy Ercole said...

Congratulations Amy, well deserved :)

Geri said...

Congrats, Amy!!!

Gayatri said...

Congrats Amy! So thrilled for you. I am a great fan of your work!

Courtney K said...

congrats Amy!! so excited to be part of this group with you :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

That is so awesome so happy for you always love your cards!!!

Jen Carter said...

Such a great masculine card! I love those wood buttons!! :)

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