Friday, July 10, 2009

A Card for the Contractor

Here's the manly man's card I made as a thank you for the contractor that helped fix my water issues last week. I reached for my favourite manly set Boys Will Be Boys from Taylored Expressions and I knew the tool belt would be absolutely perfect!


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured it with copics. I cut it out with circle Nestabilities the used my Labels Three Nestabilities to cut out some Intense Kiwi(Prism) to layer under the image. I've seen people layer circles onto this shape and I really like the look so I thought I'd give it a try.

The white base is 5 inches square. The solid layers are orange and teal Prism papers...I love the bit of texture they have. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Just Dreamy 2 Brilliant collection. I added a little stitching around the edges and some fun ribbon from my stash, then I ramped up the manly-ness with some screw brads...the perfect touch! I wrote a little note on the inside and sent it on it's way. I hope he likes it. :)


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

11 comments:

Janet said...

wow what a cool card! i love it!
hugs

Patricia Garcia said...

What a nice thought, I always like to give out thank you cards too. Cool colors!

Leslie said...

That is "manly, yes, but I like it too"! That's very cool and I'm sure he'll love it.

Dana White said...

Love this I must remember this card & that I have this stamp set for my brothers birthdays they are both handy guys..

Danni said...

Awesome card!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just fantastic Karen! The screw-brads makes this card a man's world!! LOL! :) Love the Nesties used... TFS! :)

Yvette said...

Ha! I love it! Love how the remote is inside the tool bag! Too cute and sooo manly! :0

Norine said...

what a great male card love those colors
Hugs
Norine

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Oooh! How fun! I think I may need that nestabilities die now...you are such an enabler - LOL!

Nancy said...

Very nice job on the tool belt. Very manly. What an awsone job on the coloring Karen. Way to Go

Emily Leiphart said...

That's fabulous! I love the screw brads.