I enjoy making guy cards - I really do. I find them challenging b/c I want to impress the receiver of the card, keep it masculine, and avoid using anything that would be considered *girly* (ahem Prima flowers). Another thing that's challenging is the COMPLETE lack of masculine stamps!!! I do have several SU sets - but sadly almost all of the masculine ones are retired (and I'll never get rid of 'em as I have yet to see ones that compare!) so I can't demo w/ them or use them for my display cards.
I used Classic Pickups for this card. It was retired in the Canadian catty - but is still available in the US - I'm glad I got it when I did! It's one of my fave guy sets. My older brother's b-day is coming up and this set is perfect for him. I hope he likes it.
I stamped the truck using Black Stazon on SU's watercolor paper. I watercolored it w/ re-inkers and WCC's - I used some Silver Encore Ink and an AquaPainter to do the tire rims and the grill - it shimmers just a little bit. I went totally nuts w/ the Color Spritzer - I kinda wanted it to look like it got good and splattered w/ mud or something. The CS distressor in the cutter kit was used to rough up the Marigold CS. The screw head brads are from Karen Foster (aren't those things cool? I picked them up at my LSS a couple of weeks ago).
I got a couple of rolls of jute at a Liquidation store a long time ago - I like using that for guy cards - a totally non-girly embellishment! lol The sentiment was stamped on watercolor paper as well and punched w/ the ticket corner punch - I matted it w/ Marigold CS and put it on w/ dimensionals.
The card base (Cool Caribbean - I can't get enough of this color!) was stamped w/ Houndstooth (another great retired BG) and sprayed w/ the spritzer (I sprayed the rest of the base - inside and out -as well. My hubby said it looks like a Cadbury Mini Egg - which was great cuz now I'm craving some). The Choc Chip CS was stamped w/ Canvas and I DTP'd the edges.
I had fun making this - now if I can only figure out what to get him as a gift! It's way easier to make a guy card than it is to actually get them something they're gonna like!
Sets used: Classic Pickups, Houndstooth, Canvas, Warmest Regards (all SU - first 2 are retired). Colors: Black Stazon, Cranberry Crisp, Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Silver Encore. Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Cranberry Crisp, Marigold Morning, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper. Accessories: Karen Foster Screw Brads, Jute, Dimensionals, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, Ticket Corner Punch, Color Spritzer, Cutter Kit.