Monday, August 12, 2013

LOOK MA, IT'S A MAN-CARD!!!

The SUO challenge for today was easy - a Birthday card....so I decided to challenge myself with a man-card.....maybe this is the 5th one I've made this year so far,,,, bwahahaha......I don't make a lot of man-cards.  And as you can see, even my man card has some flowers thrown in there. :) This is that old technique called Retiform...it was really really popular about 5 years ago....and I have never really gotten over it, I think it's uber cool, don't you??  And it's kind of addictive too, like once I made one, I ended up making about 8 I think.....with different stamps and colors.  It's all done with sponges and sticky notes....and it's just plain fun! Gonna make this one in my classes this month....but I think I'm gonna put different stamps out on the table and let them have at it......cuz it's something that you can go in so many different directions with....this is a two color one, but most of the time I use 3 colors.  This is soft sky and brown sugar, a swell combination. :) Hope you like it, take a good, long, hard look at it, cuz it will be MONTHS before another man-card turns up on my blog, I guarantee it!  Happy Tuesday everyone!  Until next time.........Karen

6 comments:

Carol Dee said...

I struggle a bit with man cards. But get lots of practice. The men out number the women in our family about 6 to 1 !!!! Your card is fabulous. I love the color combo, too.

Paper Lady said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love the colours and stamps you've chosen. And I've never seen this technique before so I'm off to investigate. I'm wishing I could attend your class!

Carol said...

I really love your man-card. I will be borrowing this idea! Thanks for sharing.

Butternutsage said...

LIKE IT???? Love it and I had never seen it or known how to do it. Thanks Karen so much for sharing the idea. I too may use it for a class this onth thanks to you. I'll tell everyone to come look at oyur super uber fun web site too filled with awesome talent! Enjoy your day! Hugs~Donna

scramptastic said...

masculine cards are so hard for me, but your card is gorgeous!

Carol said...

I used this technique years ago for a Halloween card. It really is addictive and such a neat result!