Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mister... you're amazing!!

Hey Crafty Friends, Mitsy here!!!  I'm entering Die-Namites monthly Sketch Challenge and Dare!! 
This month's dare was to create something "manly".
The sketch doesn't have to be exact and can be loose interpretation... which I love. I just need to "somewhat" follow their sketch and make it "manly"... ok, I can do that... I think. LOL
Here is the sketch:

And I used the Die-Namites Small Ivy Die to incorporate into my card. I love that this isn't a flowery die. Flowers are pretty and delicate and some "men" (not all) don't like a card that is too frilly. So these ivys are a great choice.

Small Ivy

This card is for my Father-in-law. I would summarize him as very classy with a bit of old world. He likes to sit outside at night and smoke cigars and read the newspaper. Sometimes my husband and I take the kids over to visit… he’ll come inside and share a bottle of wine with me and my husband and ask about our day, our kids, or my side of the family.  Simple courtesies that in today’s society have become a rarity. He’s a classy man who’s entitled to a classy card.  

I thought the Mister set from Pink & Main would go great with this month's challenge. This is an awesome “Guy” set. I Love how it come with several different mustaches in different sizes, shapes, and even patterns!! But my favorite stamp of this has to be the houndstooth stamp! I also used it to make an awesome background for another card here.

Here is how I put my manly card together...
First, I started off by cutting a scrolled oval from my Spellbinders Floral Oval set. I airbrushed around the edges with my ebrush machine and my Spectrum Noir MArkers in BGR1, BGR2, and BGR3.

Then I used my hat, mustache, and sentiment from Pink and Main's Mister stamps set with my Momento ink pad in Tuxedo Black.
  I wanted a bit of shine on my card and since rhinestone don't appeal to too many men I opted for metallic paper instead. Graffix makes cool metallic cardstock that comes in different color bit I chose their plain silver...

I used my Die-Namics Small Ivy die and cut out 2 ivy branches.

Then I airbrushed the leaves with a black Sharpie marker. Even though I airbrushed the color over the paper it still maintains all the shine of the metallic paper.
I set that on the side.
I made a couple of mats and ran them through my Xyron Creative Station.
I also made a card base and another mat from these awesome dark , masculine paper by Craft Smith... this is from their Natural Luxury stack.
Then I ran all my pieces through my Xyron Creative Station. 

And pieced all my elements together. I decide to add an ostrich feather behind one of the mats at the last minute... I think I like it!

And here is my finished card...

I hope you liked my project!!

Come back and visit for more crafty inspiration!
~ Mitsy


  1. Oh Wow Mitsy! It looks fabulous! Your FIL Will certainly appreciate this Masculine yet Classy Card!
    I think the add touch of the feather is perfect!!! Wonderfully done! Have a Crafty Day! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

    1. Thank you so much Theresa! And a quick update in regards to the card... My FIL did in fact love it and he loved it even more knowing it was handmade and one of a kind!

  2. Mitsy.....what a FABULOUS take on Die~Namites Dies June Sketch Challenge....I'm sure your Father-in-law just LOVED his card!!! THANK YOU for playing along!!!

  3. WOW Mitsy I so love your take on this challenge....and LOVE your idea on using the Ivy fav!....thanks for playing along with us on the Die~Namites June Sketch Challenge!

  4. Fabulous take on the sketch this the stamp set you used to make such a fabulous masculine card.

  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Die-Namites June Sketch Challenge. Good luck!

  6. Wonderful project, thanks for playing along in the Die~Namites June Sketch Challenge!!