Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys

I'm excited that I finally get to post this card! About a week ago, Unity Stamp Company had a Facebook request for cards made with the stamp set Boys Will Be Boys. I was lucky enough to own this set and only one of the sentiments had seen ink so I was happy for a reason to use it.

Using the colours from the Embellish Masculine Color Trends Challenge, I stamped a background with the polka dot beetle/bug. After choosing a sentiment, I cut a vertical strip of gray cardstock to provide a nice contrast to the sentiment. I added some charcoal twine from The Twinery, then adhered the double-layered sentiment with foam tape.

Normally, masculine cards are really hard for me to make but this one turned out to be extremely easy and fun. I have a few little boy birthday cards to make so this set will be getting a lot of use. I already have some ideas about how to work the rest of the stamps in this set so maybe easy masculine cards has more to do with having the right stamps than anything. ;)

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Basic Gray cardstock; Unity+Echo Park Boys Will Be Boys; SU Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red & Basic Gray inks; SU paper piercer; Anchor cross stitch needle; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; The Twinery Charcoal baker's twine; Stampin' Dimensionals

29 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a CUTE and FUN card! Love the colors you used!!! (=

Alice Wertz said...

super background, girl! you are so inspiring! really cool card!

Jen W. said...

I love those dotty beetles and the font on the sentiment! I also like how the framing of the sentiment looks like a road sign. Very cute and now another set has been added to my wish list! :)

lynn said...

this is the cutest, emily:)

Lynn said...

Emily, You rocked the challenge...those little cars are adorable...a couple of years ago Marcel would have wanted to carry this card around...he loved cars...and has now moved on to Legos!

Ujjwal said...

ohh perfect use of the stamp set!! love the way you used the colors!!

Angela said...

What a super-cute boy card -- my godson would love it! The colors work perfectly for those cars AND for the challenge -- nice!

Emily Keaton said...

Cute, cute, cute!! This would be great for little *and* big boys, I think. That polka dotty car is just fantastic. Great colors, too!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun masculine card emily!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

I think this is terrific! love the car motif to go with the masculine color combination!!! hmm... you have gots to try the color room stuff :) :) ;D

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Absolutely DARLING, Em! LOVE this! :)

Karin said...

Great colors for a boy card and I love the popped up sentiment!

Jocelyn said...

I absolutely ADORE this card, Emily! Masculine cards are hard, but you nailed it with this one! Love it!!

Virginia L. said...

What a fun and cool card, Emily! The colors are perfect for this design! GREAT take on the Embellish challenge!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a cute one Emily, very cool too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this!

Janna Werner said...

Very cool card! Love what you did with the twine and tbh I also love cars a lot as a motive :-) Janna

Pauline said...

This is such a fab boys card, and I love the black and white bakers twine - it reminds of a zebra crossing, not sure if you have them in Canada but they are crossing points on our roads, in black and white :-) Super fun card xx

mustavcoffee said...

Excellent card, love it Emily:0) xxx

Lindsey said...

Vrooommmm! Love this card. There go MY chances in the Embellish challenge. :D Love the road you created with the gray cs and the twine.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

How adorable! I loooooooove this card--you are so amazing! SO SO SO talented! LOOOOOOOOOOVE your style:)

Cristina said...

Adorable! I literally just had this set in my hand two days ago, but didn't buy it. Now I think I should have! Super cute.

Scrapcollectr said...

Love it, Emily.... I can always use an idea for a masculine card!
*smile*

kasia c. said...

Emily this is unreal! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the background and that layered senitment is fab! :)

~Tammy~ said...

This is a fantastic "masculine" card! It's so fun and fresh! Love it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!!!

Sunghee said...

sooooo creative! that twine make it look like a road. wow!

Charlene Austin said...

This is absolutely darling Emily!! I was also just commenting on Lindsey's blog that the airplane sound you put in your comment totally made me chuckle.

Thank you so much for playing along in the Embellish Challenge.

Gwen said...

LOVE how this turned out. I have this set and can case this quite nicely!! :)