Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sophisticated Man

I saw a project similar to this on one of Liz's Paper Loft blog posts
and knew I had to give it a try. 
I had gotten the Suburbia cart, but had yet to use it,
so off to the craft room I went!
I love to send cards that are able to be displayed,
so I chose the center-step fold for this design.
Starting with a camel cardstock for the base,
I added mats of khaki green and birthday number papers
to provide my image backdrop.
I added a punched border to the left-hand side,
and then used the negative cuts from that for embellishments on
both the inside and outside of the card.
The typewriter, man, briefcase, and champagne bottle are all
cuts from Suburbia.
The mats and images were all embossed to add texture,
while the images are popped for dimension.
The inside "happy birthday" is from ACY,
and the little doodles that you see are the negative cuts from the border punch.
Additional matting, more embossing, and a personal sentiment round out this project.
I am pleased with my own take on this scraplifted design
and hope our friend will enjoy it too.
I will enter this in the following challenges:


  1. Smashing man card, love the colours and design thanks for sharing with us at FCCB xhugsx Nikki

  2. What a nice and unique card. I may have to look into buying that cart in the next few months. I am now your newest follower. Please stop by and say HI. TFS Traci

  3. Awesome guy card! I always struggle with guy cards:( You did a fabulous job on the embossing and the design is fabulous!
    Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  4. OMG! You rocked this card! It's fabulous! Great masculine card!

    Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!


  5. Great guy card, I like the colors & images! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  6. All the layers are great - I too am a fan of "display" cards and this center step card rocks!


  7. What a super guy card - inside and out! I love all that embossing!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  8. This is a great guy card, they are so hard for me to do. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.