Saturday, February 22, 2014

Have a banner birthday!

Let's face it folks, if you are true to yourself, you will admit that guy cards can be some of the more difficult to make, more so then even a sympathy card. I mean with sympathy cards you can always use flowers, whereas not so much with guys. You can't use those cute little images that we love to copic color from various stamp companies- no teddies (except for my DH, who loves a good teddy card!) or bunnies, fairies or sweet little girls.

That is why this explosion of design element stamps from such companies as CASual Friday, Mama Elephant and Papertrey Ink have been awesome for the easily created guy card.

This week at Just Us Girls,  Lisa has given us a very cool photo inspiration challenge. There are so many ways to go with this one. As usual I take things literally and focused on the stripes of color on the top spool. I grabbed this set from Papertrey Ink and the card was quickly put together. I have a couple of guy birthdays coming up and this will certainly be in some lucky recipient's hand!

Please join us at Just Us Girls for this awesome photo challenge!


Sharyn Polesel said...

My goodness, Sue, we seem to be of the same mind this week too! lol I focused on the stripes and colors too. Love your take on the photo. Excellent masculine card! Hope your studying is going well!

Cheryl said...

You're right, I admit freely that guy cards are tough. Yours really fits the bill though! Perfect colors for those great banners!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome inspired card -- I don't have a problem with guy cards -- "pretty" I struggle with! :)

Marisa said...

This is FABULOSU! Great masculien card and just love the banners. Great take on the challenge.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Sue, this is the perfect masculine card! I love those banner strips and the bold sentiment.