Monday, April 25, 2011

Masculine cards

 
I was running super low on guy birthday cards, so these were what I made today. I couldn't decide if the car should be orange or blue, and I also couldn't choose between the two mat stack dies, so I made one of each. I finally got decent photos of these cards, on the third try! Kraft is kind of vexing to me at times, or at least to my camera. I went back to my older camera, because I had been suspecting that it took better card photos. Boy, was that the truth!



Details: stamps - Enjoy the Ride; paper - Rustic White, Kraft, Terracotta Tile, Ocean Tides, Pyrus (Basic Grey); ink - Chai Tea Dye, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukeninko); dies - Enjoy the Ride, Mat Stack 1, Mat Stack 3, Double Ended Banner; accessories - Gelly Roll glitter pen (Sakura), dimensionals

26 comments:

Jen Carter said...

These look great Chris! I was trying to decide which color I like the car better...I think the first one but they are both so cute!

Cyndie said...

Great cards! I like them both! Such clean, simple graphic statements sure to appeal to the guys!

Inkyfingers said...

Lovely cards Chris and I love the clean design. Great idea to stamp the car onto a mat stack.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the softness you gave to these images Chris. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter. (BTW - I still enjoy using your templates to make treat boxes to this day - thank you so much for sharing them on SCS!!)

Marybeth said...

This is a wonderful guy card. Clean and simple, my favorite.

Lisa said...

I love the especially love the pp you used in these- great colors and softness. If I had to choose, I think I like the the blue car and the die cut shape better on the first card :)

Leigh said...

Is that striped patterned paper PTI, too?
I love how you combined the car with the mat stack dies!

Mindy said...

Love the cards! Great idea to use the mat stack 3 die with its rounded top to go with the car stamp. It coordinates so well!

Chris Simon said...

Leigh, the striped paper is from Basic Grey's Pyrus 6x6 paper pack.

Christina said...

Awesome masculine cards! I can see why you had a hard time deciding on which color and mat to use, they both look great to me! The striped paper is such a fun addition!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Great masculine cards. Like the way you made them a bit different with different dies and car colors. TFS!

Keva said...

Oh, those are adorable, Chris! Love the different dies!

Janelle said...

Good job on both cards, Chris! Love the car on the different Mat Stack shapes -- good idea. Funny how the shape of the mat makes the card look different -- wider on the first one and taller on the second one. I think I like the blue car and the second mat stack shape. (Gonna make a third card now? :) ) Great job on your masculine cards!

Anne said...

Great cards! I like the car on that mat stack die and the dp is perfect!!

Terri said...

They are both great and the cars look cool on the mat stack dies too!

jen said...

I think it's awesome that you made 2 versions- and they are both great! :)

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Hmmm... I'm more of a blue girl, so I have to say I like the first one more. :) Great cards both of them - great way to use the mat stack dies!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both cards are great. Good job.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Great card! That paper on the left is so pretty! Reminds me of my Mexican holiday, the plaids they have there look quite like it, fun!
Wishing you a lovely day!
Hugs, Wendy

Emily Leiphart said...

Chris, these are both fabulous clean and simple masculine cards! Enjoy the Ride is one of my favourite sets.

me35 said...

These are great cards, Chris - I'm bookmarking for a wee CASE !!! Thanks also for your kind comment on my blog !

Margaret C

Sue Lelli said...

Chris, Both are so Cute with the VW and the stripes! Super guy cards!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Adorable cards Chris! You did a wonderful job coloring those VW Bugs! How fun!

Posh Paper said...

Great card Chris. I had a peek at some of your other cards and they fit the bill too! Love the storage system, as well, I'm working on a similar design, but I've filled up all the premade pouches and have to make some more.

Barbara said...

Fabulous birthday cards, Chris! I like the red one better, but they're both adorable!!!

Ohhh Snap said...

Great looking cards! TFS :D