Candy Butterflies
Sweet & Simple

Men & Motorcycles

Hi there

Cards for the men in our lives isn't one of my strong points.  However with a few male birthdays in the coming months, I have taken the opportunity to try out my recently acquired a la Carte stamp 'Motorcycle'.  This stamp is in the current Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue, that ends in a couple of weeks on 31 July.  It is a really detailed stamp, with options for colouring as well.  I found this great sketch over at the MFT Stamps blog while I was surfing and I think it is perfect for what I have in mind.  I also want to give it the girly treatment at some point too.


I have gone for a bold and masculine look  in this first card with lots of texture from my favourite Square Lattice embossing folder.  I was really disappointed to see Ruby Red retire last year, but  Cajun Craze is growing on me and I like it combined with Night of Navy and Sahara Sand.  I've created my own  striped cardstock using Versamark and the 'Solid Stripes'  stamp which is a great option for small areas.


Project Details
Stamps Motorcycle, Solid Stripes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card stock & Papers Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Basic Black
Ink Stazon Black, Versamark
Accessories Black brads, Linen Thread
Tools Square Lattice Embossing Folder,  Oval Nestabilities, Big Shot, Dotted Wave Border Punch (not SU), 1/2" 1", 1 1/8" Circle Punches, Small Star Punch (Retired), Watercolour Crayons, Going Gray Marker (Retired), Dimensionals

While I was on a roll I decided to make a second card with the same sketch.  My husband always says  of a any motorised device - 'the red ones go faster', so I've gone with a classic red and black colour scheme with a dash of silver for this one.


Project Details
Stamps  Motorcycle, Oval All
Card stock & Papers Basic Black (Smooth & Textured), Cherry Cobbler (Smooth & Textured), Brushed Silver, Black Stripe DSP
Ink Stazon Black, Versamark
Accessories 5/16" Silver Brads, Basic Gray Corduroy Button (retired), 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon
Tools Diamond Plate Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities, Big Shot, Large Oval Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Watercolour Crayons, Going Gray Marker (Retired), Aqua Painter, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Distressing Tool, Dimensionals

Although I like both options, I think the red might be my might favourite - what do you think? 

Enjoy your week.