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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May FREEBIE Challenge at Dude Time Doodles

Can't believe it's already time for our monthly FREEBIE Challenge at Dude Time Doodles! This month Boni is sharing Moe Stooge, and we look forward to seeing your take on the image. Remember, you could win a spot on the DTD Design Team for the month of June!

Although I wish that we only had occasion to send Congratulations cards, sometimes life isn't so fair, so I like to have some "Cheer Up" cards on hand as well!


The sentiment is from Rogue Redhead Designs' Just Sayin' set, stamped it with watermark ink and heat-embossed it in white. It picked up a little bit of the cardstock's texture too. The light-brown strip and Moe's hair are the same Core'dinations cardstock; I sanded the strip to give it a different look.

I don't usually use my scallop dies for Male cards, as they tend to look a bit lacey, but I was inspired by the Cardabilities Sketch and also felt that it could look classic rather than lacey. Hope I pulled it off! Same goes for those pearls in the corner!

The groovy background paper is from the Classic Calico Vol. 2 Paper Pad by Studio Calico (part of a 6th-month Design Team Anniversary present from Boni! Thank you!!!), and the ribbon is one of my favorites from my stash. The Sizzix borders and Spellbinders scalloped-circle were cut/embossed from Hammermill #100 white card in my BigShot.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Ooh La La Creations: Make it Manly

17 comments:

Tammy said...

I like the scallops on your card especially with the background you've created! Great card!

Lisa M said...

Wow!! The scallops and that background paper are terrific together. Love that image and this is a very classy C & S card. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

Anne Temple said...

You definitely pulled it off - the scallops do look classy. Love how you paper pieced his hair too. Great looking card!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card CG, I like the papers and the sentiment.
Kevin xx

mags said...

Great card CG. Love the papers and layout. Good to be back on the Dude Time Doodles team and looking forward to working with you.
Mags
x

NanaConnie said...

Great card and such a fun sentiment, CG! What fantastic paper! Great take on that sketch.

Dawn said...

Love it CG! The layout is just perfect!
Hugs
Dawn x

Mruk said...

Great card, scallop and pearls add a nice touch without making it girly.
Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities.

Tammy Ortiz said...

Just Fantastic. My hubby said his favorite is the image.

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

Charlene Mitchell said...

Before I read your comment I was thinking how the lacey border really looked masculine - who knew?! Cool idea that Mo's hair is dp. Great card! Looking forward to working with you on the DTD DT!

Marc Ortiz said...

Can't go wrong with the "Stooges"

Thanks for entering our challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. We hope to see more from you in our challenges.

Marc ^_^

Flutterby Trina said...

fab card, love the border! Thanks for playing along with TTT with our clean and simple challenge, good luck and hope to see you soon x

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a super fun card... beautifully crafted! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Kim Bell said...

Very cute, and fun card! Thanks so much for joining us Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
Hugz
Kim

Daniele said...

scallops really go well with the paper pattern, perfect dud card, so glad you joined us at OLL this week

Sharon said...

Great card - love the lacey style border & sentiment! Love what you hve done with the sketch! Look froward to being on the DT with you at DTD!

Deneen said...

Great C&S card, love the loopy border, it's coordinates with your paper perfectly. Thanks for joining the Clean & Simple Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.