Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine's for Guys

I'll admit it up front, masculine cards are really hard for me. Since the men I know aren't in to buttons and bows; I had to step far, far outside my comfort zone and keep this pretty free of embellishments.

Here's my card:


I combined a whole lot of challenges ~

The sketch (that I tilted a little for a jaunty, mischievous effect) is from The Sweetest Thing



Crazy 4 Challenges has a Valentine Theme Challenge as did Quirky Crafts.

And Tuesday Tagger has a Valentine's card for a friend theme.

Easy Craft Projects and Our Creative Corner also had a Valentine's for Men theme.

I used an image from the Cherry Bomb set by Bombshell Stamps as my main image.

24 comments:

Deanne said...

hi nicole, fab card, men are so difficult arent they lol
tfs and joining in with us at quirky crafts :)

Chocolate Fudge Cake said...

What a cool and completely original valentines card! Fab. Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts.

Laura O'Donnell said...

perfect!

Gez said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts. :)

Cheryl Valadez said...

This is a great card, Nicole! Masculine cards are so hard to make and I can't hardly control myself from tossing in a flower or two. You, however, have conjured up just the right recipe for maintaining the manliness without sacrificing great design:D

Effie said...

Fab idea and a great card!

Carmen said...

Love it - has a real vintagey effect but bang up to date at the same time.

Maggi said...

hahahahaha this card is perfect!

Marnie said...

OOOH totally love the card. That was our High School Mascot bringing back memories!

Fe-Fe said...

Hi Nicole. What a fab card. I love the sentiment and it's just perfect for those oh so difficult men!

Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts.

Fe x

Stempelientje said...

This is an absolute fabulous card!!!

Karen Giron said...

Oh this is fantastic!!! I love the matching sentiment and you did a fabulous job without buttons and bows and bling, lol!

Julia said...

Nicole ur card is brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts.

Spyder said...

ohohoh! this made me laugh! The picture didn't come up at first. and then boo!! Fabulous Guy card and I 'love' it!! Thank you for joining the Quirky Challenge!!
Hope to see you next time too!

((Lyn))

Teri said...

Brillian card for our 'Love' theme at Tuesday Taggers this week - thanks for joining us!
Hugs,
Teri x

Avril Ann said...

Fab Nicole, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

ps we are also looking for Valentine for a Man at ECP this week...xxx

CathyR said...

Great card. I'm sure the guys will love it.

PatR said...

Fabulous creation and thanks for joining TT this week.
Pat x

PatR said...

Fabulous creation and thanks for joining TT this week.
Pat x

Cazzy said...

I have to say I have never seen a Valentine's card like this before!

Thanks for joining in the Quirky Crafts challenge.

Cazzy x

Avril Ann said...

Great Stuff Nicole, many thanks for joining us at ECP this week, we have a new challenge coming up on Friday, please watch out for it..Hugs Avril xx

Clarky J said...

Fabulous project! I Love that devil face! Thanks for joining in with our Love theme this week at Tuesday Taggers x Janet

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally terrific! Great job on leaving the buttons and ribbon behind. This is perfect for a guy - great job on the masculine Valentine challenge. So happy you could join in the fun at Our Creative Corner this week.

Emma - A crazy crafter said...

gorgeous. Thanks for joining us on TT's this week. Emma xx