Thursday, July 11, 2013

Macho Mania


After a month off, it's time for a new blog hop from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The theme is Girly Girls and Macho Mania.  If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you'd know this would be a no-brainer for me.  I love doing masculine cards and have a very hard time making girly cards.

I chose the Country stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle for my project.  (If you need any cowboy themed stamps, this set has 21 different stamps.)  
I found a piece of old parchment paper when I was cleaning and thought it would be perfect for an old western WANTED type of fell.  The paper is not smooth, so when I heat embossed it with Black Detail embossing powder, you could see some of the ridges showing through.  I loved the way that looked, giving it more of a vintage feel.  After tearing around the image, I distressed it with Distress Ink.  The four brads, which hold the silhouette in place, are covered with Amber Wheat flock.The sentiment, which is also part of the set, is heat embossed with Brown Fizz embossing powder and the two brads are also covered with Brown Fizz.  Add a bit of jute, some cowboy paper, and that completes a masculine card fit for any cowboy at heart.  Hope this inspires you to make more guy cards - they are easy to do and fun!

I'm the first stop on the blog hop this month, but you may want to visit the  SNS Blog to see the complete lineup, prizes, and rules.  Remember to leave a comment with each of us in order to win one of several prizes.   Now it's time to round 'em up and head on over to see what Karin has created for your viewing pleasure.  


58 comments:

Brenda said...

Such a fun card for this theme!!! Great job on an oldie but goodie...

Barbara Bruder said...

Anne, what a great card. Really has a vintage feel to it and perfect for the guys.

jimlynn said...

WOW!!! Anne, this is totally awesome! It looks just like an old poster from the West! I love it!!!!!!
Lynn

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love how it looks like a Wanted poster! Great Job!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the Western Silhouette on the aged looking paper- perfect! I stick at masculine cards- love the inspiration you pass on!

SusanH said...

Great masculine card - I always have trouble coming up with these!

Julie Z said...

Great vintage feel for sure - great, great guy card Anne! Love the western feel for guys as well!

rachel said...

fabulous guy card Anne - what a brilliant silhouette - love it! Have a great day! Hugs rachel x

Gina said...

I love the card. Great way to make a guys card with glitter.

Jill Jacobsen said...

Masculine & Western! Love it:)

Katy said...

Love the silouette! Great masculine card! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Anne, I like how you have made it look like a wanted poster.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Terrific card and great image, love the texture! You definitely rock masculine cards Anne!

Anonymous said...

I love the cowboy theme real nice

Anonymous said...

WOW nice male card. You don't see too many of those. Thanks for sharing your idea with us. Is the parchment paper the kind you use for baking?
Linda Gibb

Rose Wilson said...

very nice cowboy image Love cowboys

Donna Ellis said...

Ann, I LOVE this card! This is the best use of the cowboy silhouette yet! Sure does look rugged! hugs, de

christi said...

omg, what a great way to pull together all of the cowboy manly themed things. great job. i'm looking for the wanted sign so you can collect the "reward", it's so realistic.

NanaConnie said...

Perfect masculine card, Anne! I love that silhouette stamp and since I am a great lover of cowboys, this one is part of my SnS collection already. :-D Love the way you tore the papers and inked the edges.

Verna Angerhofer said...

One of my favorite images for a masculine card. I love the new way in which you used it though. Gives it new life again!

Anonymous said...

I left a comment earlier & I don't see it on here.

I found this card to be quite interesting. Is the parchment paper you used the stuff you use
for baking?
Linda Gibb

Shanna Shands said...

Fabulous card!

Annie said...

Fabulous card Anne and I love the silhouette and the paper is absolutely fab. Like you I find girly cards quite difficult. Hope you are well, sorry I have not been commenting as often, but finding time can be difficult. Take care and have a fab weekend

Hugs Annie x

namabear said...

Anne Luv your card reminds me of my childhood years I grew up on horse back. Thanks for sharing

Dianne Potter said...

Guys are so difficult to make cards for. Great idea! Love this card.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a terrific card. I love the embossing.

BlackCats said...

Great color combo for a guy card.

scrappy said...

My son-in-law loves the cowboy theme cards I make him...will have to try this one.

NWFlamingo said...

Yee-Haw! Love this look!

Pat K said...

Love the masculine card! reat job!

Linda Simpson said...

Love the silhouette and a great male card.

Hugs
Linda xxx

carrie said...

Great male card. Love the layers with the raffia and horseshoe.

Janet said...

I just love the simplicity and "old look" of this very masculine card.

Pat Garvin said...

Great looking card

Mickie said...

Cute, great card for the man!

Anne Temple said...

Hey Linda Gibb - the answer to your question is no, I didn't use baking parchment paper. It's the kind on paper that they sell for kid's souvenirs to resemble old paper. Hope this helps. Thanks so much for commenting and asking.

Anne

Jean Bullock said...

I love it. Nothing more masculine than a cowboy. There is kind of a wanted poster feel to this design. So coo. Love what you did to the parchment paper. Great card.

Pamela Selinski said...

I love your card. The parchment paper is a great idea. It is a card that any true cowboy would be proud to receive

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great card to start the hop Anne! Such a macho job!

Natasha said...

Cool card to start the hop, great masculine feel

Ann w said...

Great card looks like a piece of art.

Candy Meyers said...

What a neat card. I have a tough time making cards for men, so this one is just the inspiration I need. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Janet Mack said...

Great guy card. I love the cowboy silhouette.

Penny Ockey said...

I have a hard time with masculine cards and am always looking for ideas. Love your card. Thank you.

Anita Braddock said...

such a cool card. love the silhouette and the vintage looking papers. Beautiful Job. thanks for sharing.

Gita said...

Great card. Love the old parchment paper and how you tore the edges. I think I might have to get this set...

Winterseve said...

I love this card! It's manly so it would definitely come in handy. It doesn't look too complicated to do so I could probably make several in not too much time. Great job

Karenladd said...

Wow, what a super card! Love the parchment paper and vintage looking card!

Karin said...

I love when someone embosses a solid stamp and this looks amazing in black! Love the distressed look you gave this manly card too!

nwilliams6 said...

Oh my gosh - this is WONDERFUL Anne. I love that image and all the shading/distressing and textures make it really stand out. I would have guessed you would definitely be drawn to the masculine option as you are so talented with them. I so miss the DTD days. Hugz!

Anonymous said...

I am always looking for cards for men, I have 4 sons and two grandsons. Thanks for a great idea, love the card.
Barbara Mitchel

elf1023 said...

Wat a great card for a guy. These ideas are always welcome. Love it.

elf1023 said...

Wat a great card for a guy. These ideas are always welcome. Love it.

Roseanna C said...

Great macho card, thanks for the inspiration.

AuntDi said...

Great card for men.

Linda said...

Great card! I really like the distressed look you achieved.

dmbennett said...

Great manly card. Love the aged look.

Dawn

Ellen said...

Fabulous masculine card! I am really inspired by this! Have a fantastic day Anne!