Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cards for men

With Father's Day happening tomorrow there has been a real flurry of challenges asking for cards for men. I completed my card for Dad a couple of weeks ago so I decided to make a couple of all-purpose masculine cards just to have on hand. Keep scrolling down to see both cards.

The first card gave me an excuse to use one of my latest purchases from Simon Says Stamp. It turns out that they carry quite a few art stamps. I ordered up two - the one on the left by Charles Wysocki and the one on the right by Gary Patterson.
I have yet to colour the Wysocki stamp satisfactorily (the tree bark is way beyond my abilities) and suspect that it may become one of those items that I look at, love and never use.
I had better success colouring the Patterson stamp and made this get well card with it.  The cat looks as if he's going to cough up a hairball or perhaps just did too much catnip. I based the card design on two different sketch challenges which was a first for me but the sketches were quite similar and actually merged quite nicely.
  • Stamp Happens, Gary Patterson "All Tied Up" rubber stamp
  • Copic markers
  • Basic Grey "Granola" patterned papers
  • Ribbon (stash)
  • Brads (stash)
  • Nestabilities
This next card was very quick & simple to make and will be useful for a lot of purposes. The digi stamp is from Tiddly Inks and is coloured using Adobe Photoshop. The paper is Basic Grey "Granola". I used a sketch from Corrosive Challenges.
Thanks for looking and happy Father's Day to all!


  1. Shelly
    Both of these cards are fabulous. I especially love the Gary Patterson image card. Your colouring is fantastic! I really love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Blog. Your take on the sketch is great. I love the addition of the brads!

  2. Ha ha I love the cat his expression is great ! Both cards are fabulous and your shading is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at ABC challenge. Sue C x

  3. Ah love the cat card its fabby, what a cool sentiment. Thanks for jopining in with us this week on MAWTT, Hazelxox

  4. Oh that cat is gorgeous, the sentiment is just purr-fect lol....thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT good luck
    hugs shell xx

  5. Great card, love the colours! Thanks for joining us over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi xxx

  6. Great cat image Shelley and love your colouring. Thanks for having fun with us at MAWTT this week.
    Luv Brenda xx

  7. Two great cards - but as a pussy cat lover the first is my favourite - beautiful colours and love the use of ribbon with the sentiment.
    Great to see you at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  8. Great job! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges.

  9. Love that light house and the fact that you colored it in PS! thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles. Please come back for more exciting and different challenges.

  10. Wow both these cards are stunning! Love that cat, you are right he does look like he has been having too much catnip lol! You have coloured the image beautifully - keep at the other one, remember practice makes perfect!

    Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy for our "One for the guys challenge"

    Sarah x

  11. Such a fun image, wonderful coloring. Thanks for playing at the CSCB.

  12. Two great cards , I love the lighthouse.
    thanks for Joining us at One stop craft challenge this week

  13. Fabulouse interpretation of the theme and gorgeous iamge. Thank you for joining in the ABC Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  14. Great cards love them both good luck & thanks for joining us at OSSC, Janet

  15. Great male card, thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.x

  16. Great cards. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

  17. Lovely card,I have the cat in the tree stamp too, they are just adorable aren't they. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge. Dee x

  18. You've created such a beautiful card using our theme!
    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week! :)
    Hugs Itzuvit xx

  19. oh, great cards--I like the lighthouse a lot!
    Thank you so much for playing with us this week at OSCC!

    Have a great day,

  20. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  21. Beautifully coloured image! Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles this week.