August 22, 2009

Gearing to Get Sketchy

Lately, there have been quite a few challenges to make masculine cards.  I thought I'd carry on the male theme for the second Get Sketchy challenge.  This sketch looks easy enough but maybe that's what had me stumped...there were just endless possibilities it was hard to limit them. I had the Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo dp and die cuts on hand that I've been waiting to use.   And then I saw the Maya Road Gear chipboard and had a vision.  While my card didn't quite come out the way I had envisioned (especially since I had an oops at the very end)...I think it will work quite nicely for my sons 5th birthday. 

The oops I was talking about happened when I went to stamp the inside with a Happy Birthday sentiment in RED.  I flipped open the card and the edge caught the ink pad!!!  All the hard work had already been done.  So I was forced to make lemonade with my lemon and added the red inking around the edges.  I think it makes it a little rougher around the edges...a little more masculine maybe?

As for the "Gearing up" saying, I had no stamp sets that showed or said what I wanted it to so it was made using my handy dandy printer.  While this card is not perfect,  I hope that it has inspired you to create especially if you have this adorable dp laying around and haven't used it yet.  I'll have a couple more masculine cards to share with you tomorrow.  One is meant for a more mature someone.

Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Sunday!

Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo dp, SU whisper white, certainly celery
Ink:  SU Craft ink, real red, brocade blue, green galore
Accessories:  Printer, twine, Maya Road gear chipboard, BG and SU buttons


  1. ahhh....nice work on the GS#2! I'm a huge fan of Cosmo Cricket and Cogsmo is perfect for a masculine card!

  2. Wow, love what you did with that sketch! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!


  3. Masculin cards are the hardest but your take on the sketch is great! Thanks for playing.

  4. This card is perfect. I love those kind of mistakes.. but i usually call them New

    Thanks for playing with us at Get Sketchy!

  5. Great card! The red edges look perfect! Sometimes mistakes turn into genius ideas! :)

  6. This is totally fun and fabulous! I love it! Thanks for playing along at Get Sketchy!

  7. I love this masculine card! Great job!
    Thanks for playing at GS!

  8. So fun! Love those gears - very creative.