Monday, May 3, 2010

Practicing Creativity May release sneak peek

Hello everyone! I am here to share my sneak peek cards using Practicing Creativity's May release with you. Since this month's release is a masculine set, Courtney challenged us to make both a manly card and a everyday card. Here are mine:

As you know, I am very much manly card challenged. Courtney's new stamp set "You're the Man" really helped with solving this problem. See those cool bolt images! It is so easy to build a masculine background with and the sentiment panel is really fun, too. The teal ribbon is from May Arts and is also available at Courtney's store. You can find the ribbon collection at Courtney's store here.

Here is the inside of the card. This is probably the best manly card I have ever made! =) Thanks for making it easy to make masculine cards, Courtney!

As you can see, I managed to make a very girly card using this set, too. LOL! I used the solid tire track background building stamp vertically with PTI's Sweet Blush ink and tried to create a herringbone-ish pattern for the bottom part of my card. I then lined the separate sentiment pieces side by side and stamped a few times randomly with PTI's Spring Rain for the top portion. I stacked the sentiments for the main sentiment panel and covered the manly bolts at the corners with some K& Company pearls.

That's all for now. Don't forget to check out Courtney's blog, she has more sneak peek cards for you and she is also featuring my cards! =) There is also a chance to win this new set, so make sure you visit her blog!

Oh! Just in case you missed it. Courtney's sneak peeks yesterday featured one of the other DT - Paulina's cards you can see them at Courtney's blog here and at Paulina's blog here.

Hope your week is off to a awesome start! Please come back later for my 2 Sketches 4 You post! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
for "Bro" card:
cardstock, ink: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Practicing Creativity
ribbon: May Arts at Practicing Creativity

for "Happy Birthday" card:
cardstock, inks, ribbon: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Practicing Creativity
pearls: K & Company
corner rounder: EK Success

13 comments:

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness Alice, you totally rocked that set...both a masculine card and a fabbie girlie card...you're absolutely amazing!

Kelly Booth said...

PERFECT Cards Alice...Looks like a Super Fun set....

BabyBokChoy said...

Masculine cards so well designed and truly masculine are rare finds, and kudos that you squeezed and girly one out of the set too, hee hee.

Karen B. said...

Absolutetly wonderful, Alice. I love the pink card but your masculine cards are wonderful too!

Virginia L. said...

Wow! Love them all. The manly card is certianly simple yet so sophisticated...you have used the stamps so expertly!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous cards and a very interesting post! TFS!!

Ellie A. said...

Oh Alice you just always live my jaw on the floor...I need to get this set when it comes out! LOVE it!! Being I have 2 boys I know I'll be able to use it right... hehehehehehe....

donna mikasa said...

Love both versions! It's amazing that you made a girly card using the masculine images! Those screw/bolt thingies are too cool! Will check out Courtney's site!

1LuvnMama said...

Your cards are simply but effective! Men are that way too, simple! Don't you agree? :) Have a great day!

NinaB said...

Such awesome masculine cards, Alice, even with the pink. :-)

Suzanne C said...

This is great inspiration for masculine cards! I always struggle and love how you staggered the hardware!

Jill said...

These are all so great! I especially love the masculine cards! PERFECT!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

i think we're all "manly man" card challenged, hahaha! But your card is COOL!!!

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