Saturday, June 9, 2012


They don't call it a challenge for nothing. Make a manly card using dies which are frilly and ornate...can it be done? Yes, it can, with the right paper and the right image. Here is my manly card. Artistic Outpost has masculine as its monthly challenge theme and Cheery Lynn wants us to make it manly.
My image is from the Artistic Outpost set, Charles and Amelia. My background and flower paper is from Graphic45 A Proper Gentleman. All of the dies used are from Cheery Lynn: background - Reflections Celtic Chain Mega Doily, layering panel - Spring Flower Burst Doily with angel wing (done with vellum), and the flower and leaves - Build a Flower 1. The sentiment is an adage ticket from Tim Holtz.


Sandy Hulsart said...

Barbara, this is a fantastic example of a manly card. What a great combination of dies, I love it! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is wonderful Barbara, love that image...So glad you could share with us at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

Jeannie from said...

Wow, what a wonderful Manly CARD! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! You did such a fantastic job! Thank you for linking up on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog.

Jodi said...

fabulous card!!! I love the paper you chose for the flower!! Thank you for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

beadz said...

Barbara, I love how this card turned out! Great use of the dies and your image was perfect too!
Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

Kianel said...

Oh Barbara, your card is stunning and what a great vintage style§ Love the image you used!
Thanks for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful manly vintage card! Fab way to showcase the AO image! Thanks for playing along with our Monthly Referral Challenge!

Shar said...

Too cool! Love the way that the flower could also double as a propeller!