This week's High Hopes Blog Challenge is brought to us by Niki Estes. And the challenge is...to make a "Dude" card!! No flowers!!! Let me tell you, this is normally a huge challenge for me. But with High Hopes Rubber Stamps, it really wasn't that much of a challenge...they have such a huge selection of stamps for guys.
For my card, I had an idea in my head. I put it all together, then didn't like it. So at 11:00 at night, I started all over again!! I used Amy's friday sketch #44 again (this was last week's sketch) because it worked so well with my card.
Here is my 2nd card that uses Amy's sketch (also used inspiration for the button and ribbon from this card)...
I love how the cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder on the back side looks like dimples on a golf ball! This image is an older one called Golf Cart. I embossed it in Black, then watercolored it using Twinkling H2Os. It's hard to see in the photo, but I scored a line along all 4 sides of the Brown image mat. The card base is 5 1/4" square of SU Chocolate Chip matted with 5" Old Olive and the DP is from My Mind's Eye.
Now, for my original design...since I spent all that time on the card, I guess I should show it, too...
This card is a slider card. When you pull the tab on the right...
The cart "drives" across the card to reveal a hidden message..."It's all Good!" That's how my husband feels when he gets a day to go golfing!
The reason why I didn't like the way this card turned out was the size. The image ended up being a little too small for the larger card base. The next time I make something like this, I think I will make it a standard A2 size. That way the image doesn't look to tiny. The same image works on the same size card on my other project because it has a large mat around it!
Ok, enough of my cards! Now it's YOUR turn to make a "dude" card. So pull out some masculine images (preferably High Hopes, but not necessary), and join in on the challenge. I have so many images that would work...like Diver Dan, the pirates, most of the jungle images, the dragons! It's a lot easier to make a dude card than you think! Just check out all of the awesome cards the Diva's made!
If you make a dude card, make sure you link it in the High Hopes Blog post so you can be entered in a drawing to win some free stamps. And if you upload your card to SCS, make sure to use keyword HHC14....this helps the Divas see all of your cards.
Last thing...a few of you sent me links to the cards you made for Tina's Grandfather. So, the winner of some stamped images and assorted embellishments is...
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Terry!! Email me with your address and I will get these out to you!!
Thank you so much for participating. I know Mr. White will be very happy when he get's all of his birthday cards!! Heck, I know I would be!! I always love to get handmade cards...I mean, is there any OTHER kind of card?!
Thanks for stopping by!