Monday, January 24, 2011

Manly Mondays and Blog Candy Winner

I have a special treat for you today, well 2 really.  The first one is, for the first time on the Manly Monday posts, A Guest Designer.  May I present to you, drum roll please, Betty!!

Betty and I have been making cards together once a month coming on 3 years.  You may recall my mentioning her from time to time. You are sure to have a blast with her around. She was over on Saturday and demonstrated how to make this card. I just had to feature it for you all.

Super quick to make and a fabulous technique.  The base is Basic Black. A layer of newspaper is crumpled, then layed flat followed by sponging a bit of Creamy Caramel here and there.  Take care when you apply newspaper to the base. It is best to use sticky tape as opposed to a glue runner. Chances are you will rip the paper like I did.  And, to add a more manly feel to it, it is a page right out of the sport section.

The typewriter is from Puns From The Past inked in Basic Black Classic and stamped on Very Vanilla.  This was stamped twice and punched out using the 1 1/4" inch punch.  The black layer that they sit on was ran through a crimper.  The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was creatively layered using the Modern Large Extra Large and Word Window Large Punches. To adhere these two together, a Two Way Glue Pen was used. We tend to avoid using ribbon for men, it's just not their thing we seem to think a lot of the time, but by adding a little strip of black satin ribbon it gives it just the right touch, don't you think?? For ease of writing a message on the inside a layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock would be recommended.

Well Done Betty!!

Blog Candy Winner for Last Week

Here's what the winner had to say:
Great card, those teenagers can be so hard to do cards for ..
Debbie in las vegas

Debbie, please be sure to contact me by using the "Email Me" link on the left hand side with your mailing info. Please put "Blog Candy Winner" in the subject line. You will have until Wednesday the 26th at Midnight.  Should I not hear from you by then I will choose another winner.

Now on to the Second Treat - More Blog Candy

This week I have this little brass stencil up for grabs.

A winner will be chosen from the comments left.  You will have until Sunday at Midnight.  Good Luck!

A La Prochaine!


Sandi said...

What a cute card -- and how nice that you are able to have somebody share your stampin' time with you!! Welcome Betty, and thanks for reminding me that I haven't used this stamp "yet" -- I know, I hate to even admit it. But I will change that for sure!!

Lindy said...

Cute card! I just did my first card with distressed newsprint. I love the sentiment, I'm going to copy it if you don't mind... and I love the little brass stencil too!!!

Regina Andari said...

It's nice to "meet" you, Betty!!! I know I like you because you used one of my favorite SU sets that's great for making sets of note cards! I like that you used real newspaper on your card! Julie, you're fortunate, indeed, to have a stampin' buddy to design a project for you to make!

Anonymous said...

Great card! I like the idea of useing the newspaper.RosieG(gramig05)

Donna said...

I love cards with puns or play of words. They just crack me up. Great card! Love all the verbiage as the background paper! Congrats to Betty for the guest design spot.

Patrice H said...

This is such a fun card. I like that you scrunched the news print. It adds a great texture and dimension.

sassyb07 said...

great card Julie! congrats Betty!
hugs, Valerie

Shelley said...

Love Betty's card! Congrats to Debbiel That's such a cute stencil, would be great to use with putty.