June 17, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - It's Manly Baby!

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday, thanks to those who played along with last weeks sketch challenge (one of my favorite types of challenges) it's always wonderful to see how everybody interprets of a sketch!  With Father's Day this weekend, some of you might have already guessed this weeks challenge, seems quite popular for Challenge Blogs this week.  Anyhow, this weeks theme is to create a Masculine card or project.

Not only do I need a Father's Day card for my FIL, but his birthday was yesterday, so my card does double duty!  I used this fabby Wallet Template for my project.  I cut mine with the Silhouette, but just so you know the templates are also available as PDF files, so you can use them without an electric cutting machine.

I embossed the whole piece with a Texture Fades Folder (embossing in sections so the whole piece would be embossed), then highlighted the embossing with Walnut Distress Ink.  I think it would be fun to also distress the edges, to age it a bit, but that was an afterthought.


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For the inside I used the Time set from Our Daily Bread Designs, along with this weeks ColourQ colors, making my own Designer Paper for the insert, which happens to be this weeks Stamping in Time Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Time
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Stampin' Up! Going Grey, Burgundy, Bordering Blue, Cajun Craze
Card Stock - Chocolate, Vanilla
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Big Shot, Silhouette, Scor-Tape, SAMJ, Texture Fades Folder Scor-Pal

Additional Challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Masculine;Crafty Sentiments - Father's Day; Double Dutch Dare - For the Boys; Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating Dad

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge - Masculine Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below. Just a note on the link tool, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly will be removed.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!




30 comments :

Netty said...

Terrific gift Lisa. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Suzanne C said...

Love the look and feel of the wallet! Awesome gift for Dad!

Jane Wetzel said...

Lisa...your blog just AMAZES me daily! Wish I could spend a day just watching you create! lol

Lori said...

This is fabulous, Lisa! The embossing folder gives the wallet the perfect texture.

Basement Stamper said...

Great gift idea, love the embossed leather look on the front.

Marlena M. said...

Pure Genius!!! I love it! ;)

BarbaraW said...

The wallet is so realistic. Perfect man's gift.

Linda Monroe said...

Lisa,
What a fun manly card. Very nice to hold a gift card at a manly store.

Francine said...

Very nice gift Lisa... Well done!

Debbie K. said...

What a cool looking wallet, Lisa! Love it!!!
- DebbieK

Ida said...

Wow this really looks authentic. Love the texture you achieved. What a wonderful gift card holder for a guy.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is fabulous, Lisa. Unique and beautifully created!!

LeAnne said...

Amazing creation!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Terrific card Lisa! Love all of the texture that you created! You've inspired me to give these wallet cards a try! Have a Happy Weekend! :D

Terry said...

Brilliant, Clever, Amazing! Love this most perfect creation for a guy! Your FIL will just flip over this, well as much as guys flip over these types of things. Love the leather look!

1CardCreator said...

Awesome Lisa, I can almost smell the leather!

Amanda said...

A really great idea for something differnet for the men in our lives! Super. Thanks for the challenge x

Adela said...

Looks so real! You're too fabulous!

Nikki Bond said...

This is fantastic Lisa! Love these faux wallets...yours is superb! {SMILES}

njburk said...

What a great idea! I really need to try to do this--love the way you got it to look so real. Thanks for the close up's!

Hugs, N

Sylvia said...

Love your faux wallet, Lisa! Hope your fil appreciates the work. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Asia said...

Your wallet is great :)

I have just entered the card my husband got today from our daughter. He loves blue :)

Lena said...

Hi Lisa:
Great job. Brilliant, clever and adorable. Really amazing! Love this most perfect creation for something diferent for the men our lives!!
Thanks for joining us at DDCC next week.
I hope to see you again.
Hugs
Lena

Two Happy Stampers said...

Your card wallet turned out great. I love the Faux leather. TFS! - Heidi

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome project- what a great idea for a gift! Great challenge Lisa!

JP Card Crazy said...

Love this Lisa!!! What a great look!

Lori said...

Fabulous - love the leather look! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Alberta said...

Awesome! Looks like the real deal.

Jac said...

great idea and wonderfully done, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Barbara said...

What a wonderful project....and it was perfect for this week's theme! Bet you FIL loved it? (What's not to love, right?!!) On another note, I had no idea you could download a template in the right format into the Silhouette! Cool idea! Now....I just need to learn to do that.

 
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