Saturday, January 29, 2011

"Old Guys Rule"

One day last week Maggi and I went to check out a new scrapbook store in Milwaukee. We found some 12 x 12" scrapbook paper with the "Old Guys Rule" theme. The two beer label type images you see in this card and the one shown below appear repeatedly across the paper.
I thought it would be great paper to create some comical masculine cards. I made 11 cards from the one sheet of paper that I bought.
I have a couple of 'old guy' themed stamps that I did use on a few of the cards. Won't this card, and the one shown below, be great for a golfer!

This card if very much like the one shown above. The only difference is that the image is mounted on an additional layer, and the color scheme is different.

On this card I simply added a ribbon and a punched border on the 'outdoorsy olive' colored layer.

On the two cards shown at the right I used one of my punches. For the first card shown I punched all the way across the top and bottom of the dark navy layer so that the decorative edge was completely separated from the larger piece of paper.
On the second card I used the same punch, but did not punch all the way across the bottom of the 'outdoorsy olive' colored layer.

I was having fun with the various color combinations that worked well with this scrapbook paper. And I had various cuttlebug embossing folders that lent themselves well to the theme of the cards also.
For these 2 cards I cut out 1 of each of the 2 images that appeared repeatedly across the 12 x 12" scrapbook paper.
I also had some very thin brown ribbon that looked great as an embellishment on several of the cards I made.

Although different color combinations, both of these cards incorporate the same basic design. Another difference is the cuttlebug embossing folder used for each. One of them is using the 'happy birthday' folder and the other uses the 'numbers' folder.

On these 2 cards I used my nestabilities dies to create a raised frame on the cards.
I used another one of my comical 'old guy' stamps for the card on the top.
For the card on the bottom I used a cuttlebug embossing folder - 'happy birthday'.

1 comment:

Maggi said...

Good thing you know a lot of old guys!!!!!