Monday, June 16, 2008

Manly cards


Did you all have a fun weekend, celebrating Father's Day?? I had a great weekend, went to work on Saturday and met VICTORIA a super sweet lady, an A Muse fan, an instant friend, and an overall inspirational person!!! We could've chatted for hours!!! :D Then I went camping up North in the Mountains at Lake Kachess, a beautiful place, to celebrate Father's Day with DH and his dad.

Remember a couple posts ago I had mentioned that I was having a stamping slump due to "manly" cards I needed to make?? I just couldn't get the mojo flowing and it put a slump on all my other card making cuz I was so focused on them. Well, here they are. There are 3 Father's Day cards and one birthday card.

This was the Father's Day card I made for my FIL. I used an Argyle notecard and cut it down to turn it into a briefcase. I used the SU Keytag punch to make the handle and a corner rounder. This was my first time using the new Mainly Men clear stamp set from A Muse. I also used the Fancy Borders Set to create the lines on the BG, I know some of the lines are crooked, I still need practice with those clear stamps, but I wasn't about to redo it after finally getting the handle right!! :D LOL! I used Palette Hybrid Burnt Umber ink on this card.

The next card was for my hubby!! :D Super DAD!!! :D I finally broke down and got the A Muse Superhero stamp! I'm not sure why I waited so long, he kinda looks like a Geeky Incredible!! :D He's fun and after inking him up, I like him even better now!! :D

This is a Double Pocket card made from this awesome tutorial! I liked it so much I made a few of them out of different SU Designer Series papers, just to have on hand and stamp on and embellish whenever the mood feels right! Here's a top view so you can see the pockets with the tags inside. I turned one into a bookmark and the other is just a tag that I wrote a little note on.

Here is a Double Pocket card for my FIL for his birthday, it was a little over a week ago, great timing, right before Father's Day. He LOVES to camp and is semi-retired, so he goes whenever he can!

Don't look too closely, I dropped the tree stamp in the bg while stamping them out, but again, I was lazy and didn't want to start over!! Ugghhh!! Hate it when that happens, LOL!! I'm just sticking to that it's supposed to be that way, to show there are trees in the distance that you can't really see too clearly!! :D All stamps used here are by A Muse, DS paper from SU.

And one more Double Pocket card, for my Step Dad. He grew up in Wyoming so I thought this Wanted set from SU would be perfect for him. He loved it.

I hope you're all having a great start to your week!! Summer's almost here!! :D

Blessings to you!


Nancy said...

Hi Rhonda!! Sounds like you had a great weekend & how fun to meet a fellow A Muse fan! These cards are ALL so incredible!! You blow me away with all of your creativity! I really stuggle with "manly" cards too! I need to practice more. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Victoria said...

Hi Rhonda! Loved all of your cards. The briefcase card is so clever, and your camping scene card is great just as it is. I'm the same way if I make a boo boo on a card; I just say it's handmade and it's supposed to be that way! I love that double pocket layout and will have to try it out! Thanks for your continuous inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

Rhonda - you are so NOT in a slump. Your cards are super cute!
LOSTie Debbie

Kim said...

Girl you aren't in a slump no more. Love how you created a briefcase. Your double pocket card rocks .. love the papers you used on that. LOVE the camping scene. I need to get that little camper! You really busted out the pocket cards this week. Great job on all!

Amanda said...

Rhonda, those cards are so cute! You need to be the next guest designer :) I love the briefcase... That is so darn cute!

Giovana said...

Awesome cards!!!

Jennie M said...

WOW!! YOu are rockin' the manly cards! All of these are just awesome! Thanks for all of the inspiration!