Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Harrrrrr, Matey!

Hi All,

I decided to make a cute pirate card with Nico from InStyle Stamps.  We all need some boy cards once in a while, and they are usually more difficult to make!  However, just grab a male image, combine it with some neutral or masculine colours, and you should be set...as long as you're not one of those people that has to add flowers and bows to everything!

Here he is:

My card base is Whisper White, followed by a Basic Black layer, and a Basic Gray layer.  The black layer has the corners punched with a Notch punch from SU, and Linen Thread all around it as a frame.  The Basic Gray piece was run through the Big Shot with my Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug embossing folder.

At the bottom of that, I stamped a sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie onto Whisper White CS in black ink, and added some "blood" with a red marker (boys love gore).  I cut it out with the Modern Label Punch, and added 2 self-adhesive nail heads to the sides.  I mounted that onto a 1" white circle (smeared with Basic Gray ink), and then onto a Black piece cut with Designer Label Punch.

For the main panel, it is a Basic Black layer, followed by a Basic Gray layer, once again punched with the Corner Notch punch, and threaded with Linen Thread.  I printed Nico off onto Neenah Solar White CS, coloured him with Copics, cut him out with Rectangle Nesties, and added some Basic Gray sponging inside that.  I also added some more nail heads to those 4 corners.

I think it makes a pretty good card for a guy...not too froofy (I think I just made that up).  Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!


Janelle said...

Fab card! Love the manly style and fibers used. Nico is still too cute to be a pirate! LOL

Angela said...

Robin, this is just too cute!!! Looks like we are in the Royal Battle for at least another week!!

Leanne said...

i love ur piratey boy card. ur right there isn't enough boy cards to go around. fabulous coloring and great layout!