Saturday, May 29, 2010

MPS Father's Day Challenge

I'm sure most of you follow Robyn's blog at Well, right now she is doing a challenge to be entered to win a Cricut Expression. It's chosen at random if you submit a qualifying project. Check her blog for details!

The challenge was to make a Father's Day project. I don't really do Father's day things because I don't talk to my dad, but the chance to win a Cricut made me make one just because. If you are like me, making a masculine card is not that easy! It's so hard to not add bows, sparkles, pink, and flowers! But, I managed.

I decided to make something that I thought my husband would like. Maybe I'll save it for a few years til we have kids. lol The motorcycle image is from Cricut "Going Places" I cut it at 2.5 inches and used the shadow feature as well. I ran the green paper through my Cuttlebug using the "Diamond Plate" embossing folder. I needed some sort of pattern in there, so I used the Stampin up skull paper since it's still manly. After embossing, I realized I couldn't really stamp the sentiment on the base, so luckily I had a Father's Day stamp that ended up fitting perfectly on the motorcycle. It's from Stampin Up "Well Scripted".

I still needed ribbon somewhere since I don't feel like I completed a card w/o it for some reason. But I didn't want a bow, so I decided to use a criss cross pattern with black ribbon. Took a little longer, but I like how it turned out. Then to add some dimension, I put buttons for the wheels.


  1. Great card! I love the ribbon treatment ... I know how you feel about ribbon ... I add it to almost every project. And it may have been just a happy accident, but I really like the look of the formal sentiment against the skull paper ... kind of a Yin-Yang thing!

    Jo xx

  2. Thanks! It was definitely just a happy accident. It's the only Father's Day stamp that I have so I didn't have a lot of options. But you are right, I do like the formal mixed with the edgy. That's totally my style in a lot of things and I didn't even realize it til you mentioned it. And yeah, I have to use ribbon, I think it helps me justify my crazy addiction to buying ribbon. LOL


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