Friday, June 15, 2012

Dueling with a Manly Card!


Hello!
It's time to duel again. The Dueling Darlings are making Manly cards this month. April, the hostess for the Dazzlers, sent a great kit. I love the accessories in it! Here's what I created:

The patterned paper was right up my alley. I love newsprint paper. It's hard to find though....maybe I'm not looking in the right places. I love the burlap piece she sent. I cut mine into 3 pieces and layered them over the tan ribbon. My card base is some kraft c/s I got from Hobby Lobby yesterday (at 40% off :). I also used a piece of it behind the image. I crumpled it and then inked it. I used the trophy image (she sent 3 different images). I added liquid pearls to it and some twine to the edge. I LOVE the pearls she sent and since they were a cocoa color....they're just as manly as the rest of the card in my opinion! :)

She also sent some great fish paper....since I'm giving this card to my Dad, and he's not a fisherman, I decided to hoard that and use it on another project down the road! I added some tan, aged paper to the inside and a little strip of the newsprint paper at the bottom. I think Dad's gonna like it. He's a character, always kidding and telling jokes so I can just hear him now when I give him this card...."Well, this card looks well aged, just like me!" :)

Thanks April for hosting a great challenge!
Visit everyone else on the DDD team. Their blogs are listed in my left sidebar.

***OH! Today is also my parents Wedding Anniversary. Happy Anniversary Mama and Daddy! :)***

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

17 comments:

Judy McMullen said...

Magnificent masculine card, Melina! Love the aged look of the DSP, the texture of the burlap and ribbon together and that wonderful image you so beautifully embellished!! Hope that special dad enjoys receiving it!
Happy Anniversary to your parents too!!!

April said...

I love what you used! What a great card!

And, Happy Anniversary to Mama and Papa!!

Athina said...

I love everything about this card! The burlap is a great touch!

Terry said...

What a great card Melina! Love the layout and the gold on the trophy! Simple and masculine.....great job!!

Carolina Little said...

That paper is beautiful Melina!!!. I love newsprint paper as well. Awesome manly card!!!

Darlene said...

Super great card, Melina! You are always so creative with the kits - I'm jealous!! The liquid pearls on the trophy is perfect, I like it better than what I did. Your Dad will love this card! Anniversary congrats to them both also!

MiamiKel said...

Wow! Love everything about this , the whole kit and kebang!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Great "Man" card! I love all the texture!

~Paola~ said...

Awesome take on the fabby kit April sent us, Melina...I especially liked the 'aged' look you gave to the d/p and c/s...great details w/ liquid pearl added to the cup!!♥ Ohh and I hoarded the fish d/p too!! lol

Payne Holler Cards said...

fell in love with this layout and the texture you used - will have to CASE this one for sure (-:

djones said...

Great masculine card. Love the layers and how you distressed them. Liquid pearls are perfect touch on the trophy. Like how you cut the burlap into strips. Wonderful card.

Barb said...

Great Card Melina! I think this is a perfect image for a masculine card--great layout too!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I really like this card, Melina! The colors and layout are just perfect. You treated the 'shabby' part so well. Great job!!!

Carol said...

I love this! I can see a CASE in my future.

maryrose said...

LOVE it, Melina! That burlap is the best!

AnnMarie said...

Great card!! I am sure he loved it too! :)

landofstamping said...

I love the burlap accents.