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!