Friday, March 15, 2013

2 March Men

For the Maggie Lover's, today's post is right up your alley! Before I get into the post though, I have been making Operation Write Home cards and I am closing in on 100!! I only have 6 more to finish (yep - they are started). I am so excited to be able to send so many! I found that the amazon boxes (from all the amazon stuff we order online) are perfect. At least the last couple of things gave me 7" deep boxes. We are also trying to remodel our bath as well as our dishwasher has been giving us fits. Way too much for me!
So this first card is for one of my sons. Somehow I thought of him when I got this cute Edwin image of the pilot. He doesn't fly - Edwin does!
The plane is a Tim Holtz stamp and I did the background with a matching distress ink. That dp has been here for a long time. I loved this and wanted to be sure some of it showed. I had to mix my copics to match the colors. I don't do that very often as they are usually close enough but this one wasn't so I mixed them. You do that by coloring with the lighter one first and coloring right away over it with the more predominant color but the lighter shade. The two together will be darker than you think. Use a scrap of the same paper you are stamping on to test out your colors. Let them completely dry before you make up your mind. I match up to actual colors - take your test directly to the paper you are matching and look under really good light. Another thing you may not know, I always color underneath where I use Stickles. Depending on what color of stickles you put on top will give you different looks because there is color underneath. This card is kraft and I liked the way it came out.  Here is the inside:
I pieced a dp from the front on another piece from this collection - if I knew which one it was, I would have ordered another one as I liked it a lot. I used a star stamp for the stars and stickler whatever has stickles using silver. The two messages are done on die cuts that I did on my Vagabond. And here are the copics I used: E53, W3, E37,E31, E33, E57, E59, E00, E11, R20, BG93, BG72, C3.
That plane is probably one of my most favorite stamps. It really doesn't need anything once you stamp it. All the Magnolia stamps are my favorites! Guess I have a lot of favorites!!
This card is for a very athletic grandson. I found those darling letter beads somewhere - got a whole lot of them and thought that I could add his name on the banner. It is that lovely soft twine.  The only stickles are in the grass. Just had a good time laying this one out. I didn't have enough width on the papers that look as though they go behind the image, so I cut them and put a piece to each side. It works pretty well as they are only shy of about 1 1/2" and that gap is behind so it doesn't show. Here are the copics I used on this one: E00, E11, R20, R14, R17, YG95, Y21, Y26, E47, E49, E43, G99, G94, G85, YG67.
I do have two female birthday's coming up this month and will post again before too long. Sorry I have been so lax about posting - Will try a bit harder. Thanks to all of you for hanging in there! Hugs to you all, Barb F


Scrappin' Stacy said...

Love the travel card!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, I love the first card as well, but I also adore those letter buttons on the 2nd card. Wonderful work.

Cheers, Holley

..Karen said...

Great cards Barb!! : )

Danielle said...

Nice job, Barb.. Love the grass under your soccer player.

Tabitha Davis said...

I like them all a lot. Great job!

Dawn C said...

Great male cards, they are always difficult to make aren't they?

Francy said...

Wow these cards are fantastic. I love the card with airplane.

Louise said...

Very pretty cards
hugs Louise

Rene said...

These are fantastic!!! I love the pilot one!
Rene :D

Chris said...

Awesome cards.

Ellis said...

Beautiful cards you have made! =)
Perfect for men or boys!
Hugs, Elenor

Christine said...

The one with the little pilot is so cute. All the cards are nice.

cabio's craft corner said...

Barb, these boy theme cards are awesome. I always struggling when making musculine cards, but these give me great inspirations. Thanks for sharing :o)

Snoopy said...

Such wonderful cards! Love the way you put his name on the card.

Snoopy :D