Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SOS207: for the boys

is it just me, or are guy-themed cards a lot more challenging to make than their female counterparts? well, this week at shopping our stash we're taking the bull by the horns and embracing masculine colors, themes and ideas, so hopefully we'll all come away with a few cool new ideas! here's what i made:

patterned paper: my mind's eye, studio calico, basic grey + vintage map scraps; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; alphabet stickers: basic grey, pebbles; ink: colorbox; pen: faber castelll pitt; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

i've gone pretty simple with this one, but still managed to work in lots and lots (and lots!) of different patterns. the four rounded rectangles are trimmed-down journal cards, the stars are scraps of vintage map paper, and the sentiment mixes large and small basic grey alphas... because... i didn't have enough of either to do the whole thing. (but i really like how they look!)

there are lots more guy-centric designs to inspire you at SOS where my design team darlings have been creating magic. you know, just like they do EVERY week! :)


  1. I really like how those letters look too, not to mention everything else about this awesome card!

  2. You rock those bg alphas; I rarely use mine…I should send them to you! I love your doodles and paper choices; terrific guy card!

  3. Love this and perfect for a dude!

  4. wow that is just fab. great idea for the stars (have them) love the sentiment great job on the whole card!!!

  5. The composition is awesome! Your designs are always beautifully organized and cohesive! I love the way the stars and rounded rectangles work off each other. Nice graphic!

  6. Love your "mappy" stars!!! I really should use some of the maps I have hoarded, lol. The varied font of the alphas makes for a fun sentiment too!
    Shanna :)
    p.s. I just posted a Smash page made by my youngest son and he just happened to use some of the alpha stickers you gifted me a few years back in a blog candy. Thought you may want to take a peek. ;)

  7. Dude cards are way more challenging! Yours is awesome. I love the layout the colors and the stars! Fab job!!

  8. Dude cards are way more challenging! Yours is awesome. I love the layout the colors and the stars! Fab job!!


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