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Monday, March 25, 2013

From One Mustache to Another

I really like the mustache trend that keeps coming back, so I'm eager for any opportunity to participate in a Mustache challenge, like the one this month at Heart 2 Heart; plus, it's also a chance to use more of my new CTMH products!

My father-in-law's birthday is coming up, and when I asked for ideas from my husband he said, "Clean & simple style with a Mexican theme." Oh he's so sexy when he talks crafty lingo! Anyhoo, this wasn't what I first thought I'd end up doing, but I'm very pleased with the result: 



My husband's dad's family is from Mexico, and actually he, his dad & his uncle have pretty impressive mustaches, so I gave myself the theme of "From One Mustache to Another". These CTMH papers reminded me of a certain type of Mexican tile, and I love using my Dilo en EspaƱol stamps. I used 3 stamps from their Queremos Pastel set (the original version; I see they have a lovely new version), heat-embossing the top in gold and the bottom in silver.

The mustache cut file is from Bea Original. I cut it from a brown CTMH cardstock – which cut beautifully by the way – ran it through my sticker machine & covered it with black Shiny Fluff/flocking (Our Craft Lounge).

I matted the pieces with a simple black cardstock, and made the border on the white cardstock with a PITT small-tipped pen.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Creations #214: Embossing
Creative Card Crew #33: Masculine
Heart 2 Heart: Mustaches + CTMH products


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6 comments:

lou14 said...

Fab card, love the moustache. Great design. Thank you for entering in Creative Card Crew challenge.
Lou DT.

Mary J said...

Cool card, CG! Love how you used the papers and the doodling too!

Jenn Bedient said...

Great masculine card! Love the theme and layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Monica said...

Such a coooool card... am sure your FIL will love it.
Thanks for the kind visit,
Monica xxx

Angela the Closet Crafter said...

You added flocking to the moustache? *smacking my forehead* That is simply brilliant! I love it! Your card has such a great design, I love the little border you've penned in around the sentiment/moustache!

Tamytha said...

What a clever card and I love the story behind it. I especially loved the pattern papers and how you cut them. They really do give the feeling of Mexico. Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart!