Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Why are GUY cards so difficult ...

A long time friend (and ex-boss of DH) who for several years now, lives in Florida with his lovely wife ... was originally from Maine. Mark mentioned today that he has an upcoming birthday and would I make him a card. Well of course I ALWAYS welcome an opportunity to "make a card" so I got right on it! I actually think his birthday is on the 12th but I'm going to drop it in the mail tomorrow ... better early than late, right!!
Knowing this gentleman loves the ocean, ships and that sort of thing ... I thought this type of card would be appropriate. The image on the front of the card is Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the lighthouse on the inside is Marblehead here in Ohio. I have no doubt he will know exactly which lighthouses they are!
The front of the card consists of stamping the image onto glossy white cardstock with India Ink Black and matting with glossy black. Of course I've used my Long Rectangle Nesties for this main panel. The background panel was embossed with the Cuttlebug and matted in both red & blue cardstock to "tie in" with the "sea-going" ribbon. A pretty simple card but I'm sure he'll like it!!
I have another "guy" birthday card to share with you but it will have to wait because I'm afraid he might see it here before he receives it in the mail ... wouldn't want that to happen!!! Thanks so much for stopping by once again ... I ALWAYS love having you here and I hope that somewhere along the line you find some inspiration from my work. I know I draw SO MUCH inspiration from all of you!!! Happy Stamping ...


  1. Silly girl! Where is the "difficult" in this card??? You rocked it! It's awesome!

  2. Great card and I know exactly what you mean about a masculine card. The lighthouse is the perfect answer! Thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog!

  3. This is a GREAT card, Darlene! I especially like what you did with the inside!

  4. I know!! Guy cards are always so hard for me too.. You made this one work though!!
    Have a great day!!

  5. what a great guy card! he will love it!

  6. Wow! What a great guy card! I'm sure he'll love it! I especially love the inside of the card.

  7. Just a great card! Love the simple colors with the black and white image. Perfect!


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