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Monday, July 2, 2012

Celebrate Hiking & Canoeing

Today I want to share a card for a guy that is both sporty and in the United States patriotic colours. I don't seem to get enough opportunity to make cards for guys so I am often in a brain freeze when planning them. I guess, maybe its because I just naturally prefer to create with flowers, ribbons and all things lacey. I don't know, lol. Once I had a bit of an idea of what I wanted to do, it all just sort of fell into place.

Here is my card:
Card Front

Inside of Card

Patterned Paper - CTMH "Fanfare"
Inks - CTMH Archival Black, Outdoor Denim & New England Ivy
Stamps - CTMH "Happy Camper", "Say It In Style" & "Curly Sentiments" stamp sets
Brads - CTMH
Water Colour Pencils & Blending Pen - CTMH
Card Base & White Cardstock - My Stash

For the image on my card, I again tried the masking technique with the "Happy Camper" stamp sets. It turned out much better this time and I had a lot of fun doing it. I coloured it all in with my water colour pencils then blended with my blending pen. I thought I would take a break from the Copics, for this card anyway, lol. I love using the blending pen because it blends the colours so the shading blends in and you don't see all of the pencil lines. Like the Copics, if you aren't happy with the result the first time, just keep blending and adding or removing colour.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sporty and/or Patriotic
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - PWC212 - Red, White & Blue
Pile It On #27 - For a Guy with a Sports Theme
Card Makin' Mamas - Challenge #48 - Color Challenge Red, White & Blue
Make My Monday - Colour Wheel Challenge Week 1 - Primary Colours

For this card, I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #41.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I am signing off as it is my fur-babies 6th birthday today. I have 2 Shih Tzus who are brother and sister from the same litter. Their names are Angel and Zeus and my hubby and I spoil them terribly. Every year I buy them a birthday cake from K-9 Delights Bakery. They specialize in all natural gourmet baking and treats for dogs; Angel and Zeus thoroughly enjoy the treats I buy for them from this fabulous bakery.
Thank you so much for popping by today.
Got to run, I have puppies to brush before hubby gets home and we have their birthday party.
Hugs xo


  1. Nice card, I love your image.
    Thank you for joining my blog and your kind comment

    jacqui x

  2. What an adorable image! I love how you colored it! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Oh so cute! Your coloring is great!

  4. Adorable card! Your coloring is fabulous and I think it's a perfect "guy" card! :) Thank you for playing along in the sporty/patriotic challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo

  5. Fun card! That's a great mix of patterned paper and the image is beautifully colored! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Absolutely DARLING, Tracey! LOVE the image--and fabulous patterned paper! Thanks for joining in my first color wheel challenge at MMM! :)

  7. Hi Tracey,
    So nice to meet another Canuck crafter. Hopefully you're keeping cool!! Thanks for stopping in to take a look at my card and for leaving your sweet comments. Your card is pretty cute too with great papers. I always struggle with guy cards too. For every 50 I make, maybe 2 of them are for men/boys lol!
    Sarah ☺

  8. This is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas for our Red White and Blue Challenge hugs Susan x

  9. Me too...I always struggle with what to replace my love of flowers etc with too! This is a fab card though which the bright colours work perfectly with. Thank you for joining in with us at Make My Monday this week. Suzanne :)

  10. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Such a cute animal and patriotic card. Caz DT

  11. A great card with a lovely focal scene.
    Thanks for joining the MMM primary colours challenge.
    Fliss x

  12. Awww...sweet card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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