Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Here Come The Boys Challenge

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A quick A2-size card to say hello to my dad. He likes things without any embellishments - do you find that difficult?

It is also difficult for me to make A2 size cards.

I'm trying to get into the CAS mode. Hope it happens soon. LOL

It's a card within a card, so the front opens with a little "classic message" and the inside, too, for a little note.

In my stash of Miscellaneous Things (which I'm trying to use up) were these older postage stamps.

Do these only count as SEMI-embellishments? They are sorta classic, too.

Just like my dad, who will be 86 shortly.

This is for the "Here Come The Boys Challenge" using their picture inspiration.



Products used:
Spellbinders Labels Eight for the mini card
Spellbinders Labels One for the layering
Cardstock: SU DP, navy, white, blue
Ink: Cloud blue dye base, navy dye base
Stamps: Just for Fun

Thanks for taking a peek.
hugs,



22 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

A fun fun masculine card- and it just gave me an idea for my Dad!
Have a great day!

kren said...

Very pretty card. I love the images and the card on a card idea. I haven't done that foe awhile. TFS!

Kren@
Http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Berni Cuttino said...

Fantastic masculine card, so vintage and beautifully desiged. The image I used was from the sponsor, AR Creations
Hugs
PS, glad you like the new colors.

Pat K said...

What a great masculine card Donna. I love how you've created a card within a card with great use of the SB dies. hugs, Pat K x

Mojca said...

ohhhh this is beautiful and really gorgeous shape. thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys. hugs! Mojca

creativearts said...

This is such a neat card for your father. I hope he has a spectacular birthday and enjoys all of the 86 candles!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Donna. I love the design, gorgeous colours and wonderful images too. I am sure you dad will be thrilled to receive such a special card from you.
hugs Sue xx

NanaConnie said...

What a fantastic interpretation of the inspiration photo, Donna! I don't know whether the stamps are embellishments or not but they are perfect on this card. What if we say that since they lie flat and don't have any dimension to them. they aren't embellishments? Love, love, LOVE those classic cars.

Brenda said...

What a perfect masculine card. I have a difficult time keeping things to the A2 size also LOL... great minds think alike. I'm sure your dad will love the card...

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I missed this great 'manly' card. Beautiful design again! Cheers, Shirleyx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super masculine card for Dad. I need one shortly too for mine, so thanks for sharing!

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card for your dad! Love everything about it and how clever to use the stamps as embellishments. Love the opening too - very unique and fun.

Monica said...

Hello Donna, your Dad will LOVE this card in a card. So CAS and yet has so much.
Love,
M

Wendy H said...

Great masculine card, Donna, I'm sure your Dad will love it. Happy Birthday to him. Hope you're feeling better than you did last week. Take care. Wendy H (FP)xx

Debi said...

Great Card Donna. Love the postage stamps on it. They're flat, they don't have glitter, they don't count as embellishments, just layers.
I like the card within a card idea. If my craft table wasn't cleaned off, I'd go try one right now! Nice job.

Carolyn said...

Hi De,
I bet your dad is going to love this one. I love the vintage cars and I bet he will too.
You have made it very interesting by adding the extra piece that opens on the front of the card too.

Carolyn

Mandz said...

I struggle with cas cards, I always think that they don't look finished when I do them, I like my cards to look like I have put in a lot of thought an effort so I always fail at cas cards hehe Anyways Your card is fab for our challenge, Thanks for joining in at HCTB's, Good luck, hope to see you next time, Mandz xox

Leslie Miller said...

You even manage to make a relatively clean and simple guy card look fabulous! You're so good!

Shannon White said...

Awesome Masculine card Miss Donna!! Love the Fabulous vintage car images!! Super idea to use the postage stamps for embellies too! Looks Awesome! Bet your Dad will Love this! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How perfectly sweet for your Dad. I love the stamp embellishment. CAS is the rage right now (I can see why with the new increase in postal rates...lol) and so difficult for me. But I have seen some incredibly beautiful cards.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Teresa said...

Oh I love this one, what a great card. Thanks for joining us at HCTBs this week. Teresa x

Woo said...

Oh Wow Donna!! I love everything about this card! This is perfect for our Picture Challenge at Here Come The Boys! Good Luck with your entry! Woo x

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