Saturday, February 8, 2014

inspired by...




masculine cards

My Biggest Challenge.


Thank you Debby Hughes

I specifically scrolled through her blog to find inspiration for a male birthday card and found THIS one.  I combined Allison Kreft (woodgrain) with Basic Grey Fact.  I used, yes, my broken china distress stain on the watercolor paper tag and also inked up the Basic Grey panel.

The celebrate is PTI, embossed with white Zing.  I added a smidge of cork to the tag and finished it off with some hemp twine.

Debby's card used enamel dots.  This card was made specifically for someone at work and I didn't take him for an enamel dots kind of guy so I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch out some cork dots...LOVE them.  I think I'm going to put my boy to work to punch out a ton of them ☚ good thing he doesn't read my blog...muwahahaha.

I've always said I work better under pressure...I don't know if that's necessarily the case but when I don't give myself much time to dilly dally, I can't over analyze a project, kwim?  So I put together this card in less than 2 hours...that means everything from finding the inspiration on Debby's blog to photog'ing...because yes, that was the day that I was bringing it into work.  Big shout out to my bloggie friend Sherry, who was my sounding board (is that the right saying?  I didn't grow up with euphemisms so they aren't always correct when I say them, can be quite embarrassing)

Did you see the news?



Super excited to join the Whisker Graphics Team!

Returning Members:
Ashley N Newell (DT Coordinator)

New Members:




29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! Love the vellum, the cork and the colors!

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  2. Oh the cork in place of the enamel dots is awesome! Love you used Debby's card for inspiration and congrats on the DT!

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  3. This is gorgeous!! I love love love the colors and the tag!!!! And HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE CONGRATS on the DT my friend!! So happy for you!!!!!!!

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  4. Amy what an awesome masculine card! The cork is so cool! I struggle with those too!

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  5. Such a great card, love the bits of cork!

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  6. Well, big congrats on a new team, Amy! And I hear you on the guy cards....ugh. They're not my fave and I'm not good at them.

    Yours has just the right touches and definitely strikes a manly note. ;)

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  7. gorgeous card and big congrats on the new DT.. yay

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  8. Absolutely fantastic card Amy! Perfect colours and so tactile! And big congrats on Whisker Graphics - looking forward to seeing what you do with them!! :-)

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  9. So awesome Amy!!!
    Love the colors!!!!

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  10. I really love this! I see the inspiration, but also I see you in it. Loving the colors on the patterned paper, and the offset tags. Gorgeous and very masculine! And congrats on WG!

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  11. Loving the cork dots!!! Definitely has the masculine feel. Congrats on making the DT.

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  12. Yay, love it! Perfect execution of a masculine card!.... and congrats on this team! wahoo!

    I hope you are having fun today, sorry I can't be there!

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  13. Totes LOVE! You are on fire with your distressing! Two congrats to you too - on being the CTS WINNER this week woot woot AND for being on the Whisker Graphics DT - I think they have struck gold having you on their team!

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  14. Girl, you are EVERYwhere!! Whisker Graphics is lucky to have you on board and I LOVE your Debby inspired card!

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  15. Congrats on the DT and fabulous card!

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  16. Congrats to you!
    I love your fun and modern card Amy!!

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  17. fab card and i love the cork :)
    yes i know what you mean!!! i over analyze way too much when making a card!! one of the many things i am working on this year ;)

    CONGRATS on the new DT girlfriend :)

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  18. congrats to you!!!!!!

    and LOVE LOVE the colors on the card!!!

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  19. Love this card Amy! ... Loving the vellum tag! You know how much I adore tags! ...And Yahooo Congrats! Sista.... hugs....x

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  20. Wow, what a genius idea to punch out the cork dots!! Love the added texture!

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  21. Love how you took such a girly card and masculineized it! (And yes, in my world that is a word!) And the cork dots are genius!

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  22. Beautiful card Amy! I love the bits of cork! Congrats on the DT!

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  23. OMGosh, how fabulous! LOVE this card, Amy! Great design, great inking....LOVE those cork dots!
    Huge congrats on your new DT gig!!

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  24. What a Gorgeous card Amy!!! Also, CONGRATULATIONS on your new DT gig :) So..so Happy for you :)

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  25. I love those cork dots! So creative of you. And big congrats on the new DT! I know you will rock it.

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  26. I"m so far behind commenting that all the 'best' accolades are taken! So, I'll just say: I agree with what the others have written X 2!!
    c

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Cheers,
~amy~