It's time for the monthly Design Team Creative Challenge from My Favorite Things. This month's challenge is to create projects for the men in our lives. This was an easy one, especially since MFT has come out with SO many awesome new products geared towards men!
I created two cards for the challenge, both with a "tool" theme.
This first card was created for my son to give his dad on Father's Day. Yes, I know...he could create his own card; but at nearly 17, he doesn't currently share my passion for card making. *grin* He does, however, appreciate the "free" card store that exists in his house. ;)
The card base is Chocolate Brown, and the layers are Kraft, Gumdrop Green, Steel Blue, and Black Licorice. The frame was created with the Rectangle Frames Die-namics, Woodgrain Background stamp, and Chocolate Brown ink.
I die-cut the Kraft card stock with the Pegboard Cover-Up Die-namics, and sponged it with Kraft ink. The tools were created with the Tool Time Die-namics. I gave the hammer and saw a bit of woodgrain effect by swiping Chocolate Brown ink on Kraft card stock, as well as adding lines created with a Brown Copic Multiliner. I added to the metallic look of the tools by sponging the Steel Blue pieces with Steel Blue ink, and spritzing them with MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist.
I created the word "best" using the Months of the Year Die-namics. How, you ask? I used the "be" from September and the "st" from August, and simply put them together as one word. If you look very closely, you can see where they connect. The "DAD" was created with the awesome Bright Lights Alphabet. The Gumdrop Green strip at the bottom was created with the Blueprints 15 Die-namics. I also found these great wooden "enamel dots" from My Mind's Eye, and thought they'd add a nice masculine detail the to the card.
Now, I have a little secret to share with you. The "DAD" letters were created with Tangy Orange card stock; but when all was said and done, I didn't care for it. So, I whipped out my trusty E49 Copic marker and colored the letters to match the card stock. You'd never know, would you? I'm telling you, those Copics are VERY handy little items! ;)
Inside, I added a layer of Kraft, a die-cut strip of Gumdrop Green, and stamped the sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Fathers in Chocolate Brown.
My second card came about almost by accident. The stamped layers and die-cut screwdriver were all left-over pieces from the above card, and another card that'll post later this week. They were laying on top of each other next to my work space, and I thought "Hmm...those would make a great quick card." So, I did. :) ...and who could resist that awesome sentiment from Let's Tool Around?! I'm certain I'll have need for it at some point! haha
The card base is Grout Gray, and the layers are Tangy Orange, Chocolate Brown, and Steel Blue. The patterns were created with the Woodgrain Background, Chocolate Brown ink, the Pinstripe Background, and Grout Gray ink. I stamped the sentiment in Tangy Orange ink, and the rows of screws in Chocolate Brown.
The screwdriver was die-cut with the Tool Time Die-namics. I wrapped the card with orange/white striped twine, tied up with a Chocolate Brown button. A few enamel dots finish off the details.
The card size is a bit smaller than usual...perfect note card size (4-1/2" x 3-1/4").
Inside, I stamped the border and screwdriver images in Chocolate Brown, Tangy Orange, and Grout Gray. I left plenty of room for writing, since it's clearly an apology card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! Swing by the MFT Blog for links to the rest of the designers' manly creations.
Have a beautiful day!