Monday, August 10, 2009


I enjoy making cards...I can whip up a card for just about any occasion to send to family and friends. But when it comes to making cards for men I have a real creative block when it comes to ideas. Why it should be any different, I don't know, but it is. So in my portfolio there are very few masculine cards. I have some birthdays and graduations coming up in the next few months that are going to need "man" cards. Now was the time to overcome the block! I went through my images, paper and ephemera with the goal of coming up with at least three cards that could be sent to nephews, brother, sons, uncles or dad.

I have paper that I have collected over the years in my stash so there was a lot to choose from. I found an image of a great uncle dressed to the hilt in his cowboy duds, I cut him out and inked him up with Versa Color "Split Pea" ink.

The galloping horses patterned paper is from K&Company that has been around for a while. I sanded it and added the "Split Pea" ink and some "Old Paper" distress ink. The brown background paper has the texture of leather, just the thing for a cowboy. The green trim made everything pop. I found the frame in Dover, cut around it and inked it up. What else would a cowboy say on a special occasion but...Yippie-Yi-Yo-Ki-Yay?

What do you think, is it "manly" enough?


tanya watts said...

manly enough indeed! cool!

Pattie said...

I love this !I always have problems with men cardwise LOL X