May 17, 2011

Not So Macho Masculine Blog Hop

Hi Stampers and welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop, you should have come to my blog from Julie Warner ...I'm so excited about this hop because it features the men in our life, and if you are like me you sometimes struggle with how to make those cards, so hopefully you got a lot of inspiration to get creating those masculine cards!
For mine I chose to use Victory, one of our four motorcycle images.  I used Japanese Lacquer Embossing Powder, which is my pick that has been added to the Grand Prize package!!
This is a tri fold card and opens both ways.  The red base layer is cut to 4 1/2 x 9 and scored at 3 1/2 and opens to the right and the black smaller card is 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 and scored at 4 1/4 and opens to the left.  The image panel is a new technique I've been playing with, I started by inking the Cuttlebug embossing folder Diamond Plate with Versamark on the inside cover, then lay the cardstock inside and run it through the machine.  When you take it out cover the cardstock side with the Versamark with the Japanese Lacquer embossing powder and heat, then with orange and yellow dye inks and a dauber rub the white cardstock to color it.  Then I cut it down to 3 x 4 (I actually got 2 pieces of this so I can make another card!)  For the main image panel I stamped the motorcycle with Versamark and embossed with Japanese Laquer and used the Sand image for pebbles on the ground with a light grey ink, then I cut it out with Spellbinders Labels 2 die and sponged the edges with a gray before I took off the dye.  I used a marker to color the flame on the bike.  The sentiment is also embossed and adhered with dimensional tape.
The map background was printed on the computer.
For the inside I embossed the sentiment from the Motorcycles stamp set again and used the Tire Tread in black ink.  Hope you have found some inspiration in all these cards....you are at the end of the designers for the blog hop so after you leave a comment here hop back to the beginning at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and leave one last comment and let us know what you liked.....GOOD LUCK!!
Happy Stamping,
Jill

52 comments:

Donna said...

What great use of masculine elements with a flamin' look! Often, special folds are not used in masculine cards. Jill, what a fantastic idea, and wonderful card!

Gina said...

Great card. I love the tri-fold.

Ciao Bella! said...

Great techniques Jill. Trifold always creates more interest as well. Love it!

Judy Rozema said...

Love the fold of your card and all that embossing~!

Sondra Evans said...

Great work! Love the embossing. The motorcycle cards are my favorites in this blog hop.

creativearts said...

Great card, Jill. I love what you did with the motorcycle!

MrsETaylor said...

Great card Jill. Your eye for design is simply perfect!!!

lakeslady said...

Love your motorbike cards Jill.

DebraM said...

I am sure loving that tri-fold card...that is a fantastic technique. Your card is fabtabulous!!!!

Thrifty Mom Spot said...

I guess they saved the best for last cause this is the best! Love the map idea with the tire tread. Very cool idea.

Kristin said...

Love the map and the textured background!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Terrific, Jill! Love the colors and map bg. Perfect texture and coloring for a guy card. Great job!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your masculine cards. Great design elements and very sporty looking images you chose. My men would like that!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card. I too love the map as the background.

Soulscrappin' said...

This card is fabulous ... not only does it fit the macho masculine but what a wonderful card for a retirement! Love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing.

Nana Connie said...

Jill, Such fabulous techniques you have used! Love that motorcycle and the way you used the Japanese Lacquer EP on the background. That happens to be one of my favorite EPs but I don't think I've ever thought to use it on a masculine card. Such great inspiration from every one of the DT on this hop! Thanks so much.

Alice Weissman said...

Simply stated yet most definitely very well done!!
thanks for sharing with all of us!!

jennifer said...

great card!

Anonymous said...

Your card encourages one to jump on and start "crusin'"! Liked the tire tread on the inside of the card. Neat card!

carol.drumwright said...

The tire tread is amazing. What a neat technique. Gotta try that one!

Anonymous said...

Jill, I love what you've done with your new technique! Keep on playing because you come up with some great new techniques.
Frann

Dee in N.H. said...

Great card! I love what you did with the diamond-plate background! Very cool!

Kathy Vogel said...

That new technique came out quite well. I really like that Japanese lacquer embossing powder.

Sandy said...

I also like the tracks & your new technique you used Sandy Lane

Linda is stamping again! said...

Jill I just LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the background. The colors are fantastic. The way the card folds is great.

carrie said...

Super card! The background technique sounds very interesting. I love the way you created the card using a tri fold to create the different dimensions. The inside is just perfect.

Beth said...

Such amazing work on your card! The embossed tire tread is so cool and I appreciate your sharing the technique with us! Very, very imaginative.

Candy Meyers said...

Loved your card. Very masculine and so timely.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Donna said...

What a great tri-fold card with the perfect backgrounds and textures! Thank you for cruisin' in this hop and inspiring us!

Anonymous said...

Love the folds! Great job as always...Brenda

ChrisD said...

Love that trifold! Thanks for the inspiration!

joy said...

Great sentiment and love the script on the "cruisin'" and the map background.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love your card Jill, especially the embossed background! Very macho!

chipielolo said...

What a pretty card! I love the colors of the motorcycle you are pulling from the background. Beautiful job!

Pat P. said...

Like the motorcycle and techniques. Great masculine card.

Lisa said...

First, I love the fact that the card is a trifold. Haven't tried one of those yet and that and the design have really inspired me. masculine cards are such a challenge for me, but this hope has really given me some great ideas, thanks!

Diana said...

My friend just bought a motorcycle and would love this card. Great idea.

AngelaP said...

Wow!! You really pulled out all the really cool ideas for this one Jill. Thanks for the chance to win.

Priscilla said...

Great card. I like trifold idea and how you did it with embossing powder and the diamond plate.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Julie Z said...

Really different color combination - really interesting. Love seeing the diamond plate in a different color combo too. Great group of photos showing every detail as well. Really nice & unique card Jill - TFS!

April said...

Great card. I love the embossing folder you used with it. Great saying too!

Mary M said...

I love the inventive background; I never would have thought of doing that. The tri-fold card makes it special also.

tarastorm62 said...

I love the textured background. Great card.

Char said...

I love your ingenuity. What a great background. I like folder cards too. You've done a wonderful job on these cards. Thanks, Charlene

Barbara said...

I have used that tri-fold a lot recently...I find it a great quick card that looks much harder than it is to create. I ADORE that background! Great card! Thank you so much for sharing.

happy said...

The quote is great on car trips with the kids!

NWFlamingo said...

Another great use of the tire tread!

Dianne said...

Fantastic card! I really enjoyed your unique use of the diamond plate. Thank you so much for sharing.

Susan (rainy) said...

Great guy card, Jill. Love the tri-fold design.

barbara bruder said...

Wonderful guy card. Really like the colors and the map and the tire tread.

Joanne said...

I love the motorcycle! I married a biker and he would love this!

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