Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TNT - Masculine

It's Tuesday so that means TNT - Tune in to Tuesdays with TAC!  This week we have Debra Miller featuring Masculine cards, you can click here to see her great work and others. Make your card and add it to the linky!! Making masculine cards has been many a card makers hardest challenge ... but it shouldn't be.  Look for images that do not yell out female ... animals, nature, tools, machines, technology, cars, sports etc. .... NO flowers, dresses or cutesy cute images. Then go for neutral color selections like naturals, earth tones, blues, grays, greens, NOT pinks and pastels, and create like always.  Keep away from filly bows, crystals, glitter and gems instead reach for brads, eyelets, jute, knots, and hard wear of all kinds. 

In my card I use an image from the set 'Cheers to You', which is a St. Pat's Day set, but the beer mug is all year for me!  I colored it with my Copic markers and die cut it with Nesties Labels 9 in a frame.  Adding some scraps of Amberly Grace and some scoring with my favorite tool, my Scor-buddy.  I cut the top right edge of the card off 1/2" and added some Amberly Grace on the inside so it shows on the outside.   The ribbon knot was colored with my Copics to match the colors of the beer. 

Next Tues you will get to see more of my work and I will be  doing a few tutorials for all of you on TNT-Pastels.

Don't forget the end of the month is coming and some of TAC's specials will be over .... like the SOTH 'Good Times' discounted with a $30 purchase, all sets with a four legged animal and a flower are 25% off,  the Blast from the past set 'Angel Square', and two new Cardmakers Kit Combos.  All of these are only to the 31st of March so don't wait till the last minute to get them.

What a week so far .... Sunday I started to prep my family room so I could start painting.  It is taking me a while since I keep cleaning and going through things ... like what to do with VHS tapes anymore???  But then my repair man called and wanted to start demolishing my deck on Monday morning.  That was fine but left me with so many decisions my mind started to spin .... what to do?  But it will all work out.  He is out there now hammering away and my next task is to edge the ceiling and paint that today.  If I can get that much done today I will be happy!!!  Wish me luck. 

10 comments:

StampinCarol said...

Very cool masculine card! Love the frame, too!

Debra Miller said...

Love the frame Rita - fabulous!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Definitely masculine! I like the score lines going several directions.

BarbL said...

AWESOME suggestions on the makings of a masculine card! Really simple rules that make TONS of sense. Thanks Rita!

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice and what "guy" doesn't love a frosty mug!!!

Sandy said...

Love it Rita!

Christine said...

Nice card Rita!

Chelsea said...

Great card! Love the beer!

Risa said...

Very cool using that St. Patty's Day set year round! Don't ya love a good multi-tasker?!

Holly said...

SUCH a cute card! Love the frame....and the little bow!