Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Challenge 31 - Make It Manly


Hi and Good Morning,  Alison here again today with a card inspired by our challenge theme this week of 'Make It Manly'

We not only have a great prize on offer again this week, but also we have such an additional, exciting incentive to play along!  Each challenge entry during the month of June will get their name added to a drawing to win a BIG SHOT die cut machine! You may only enter the weekly challenge once but you can enter all four challenges during the month of June for a better shot at winning. The winner will be announced on July 2nd.

Now like many card-makers and crafters I struggle with making masculine creations, as without the bling, flowers and flourishes I always feel like I have put less effort into it, but with Cheery Lynn Dies, I can still go to town adding embellishments and focal points that are suitable for any occasion.  There is a great collection of corners, borders and scrolls that are intricate and fancy without being feminine. 

I have used one of my favourite corners from the set - Lace Corner Deco H,  added a flourish with the Mini Flourish One and also made the border from the offcut from Cuties 3 to add impact and detail to this card. 

I also wanted to show on this project how versatile the Reflection dies can be, as not only do they go up to very large sizes, but they can also be sized down to make wonderful mats for your sentiments too. 

All dies used on this card are:


You have till Sunday to join in, so lots of time to enter and I look forward to visiting and seeing some gorgeous entries. There is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.

I hope everyone has a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting our blog today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


8 comments:

Karen W said...

This is adorable, he's so cute and the card is fantastic!!

Bonnie Brown said...

I love your manly card!! The colors red and black are perfect! Love how you used the negative portion of the Cuties 3; clever!

Jill Norwood said...

Awesome card! Ingenious use of the cuties 2 off cuts! Love the colors and details!

Donna said...

Fabulous card Alison, love the way you've done the sentiment, super cute image and grest use of the corner dies too. Just amazing.
hugs
Donna xx

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Alison, this is perfect, goodness what a cute card! Love the colors, the image, the way you used the dies! Everything in just perfect.

Jodi said...

This is fabulous!!! Great use of dies!!! The corner die is the perfect touch, and what a fun creative way to create your own border with the flower dies!!!

beadz said...

Alison - this turned out so cute! I love the fireworks made with the Build A Flower.
hugs,
Gini

Kianel said...

Perfect card for a boy Alisson and such a cute image!
I loooove what you did with the cuties to create a border!!!
Wow, stunning card!
Love, Kianel.