Friday, June 24, 2011

I like my coffee how I like my men...

Irish! Actually, I take my coffee strong and black, but my Irish/Mexican husband will be reading this, so I think I'll let that one go... :) Speaking of my good-humored & ever-patient husband, he inspired this card by pointing out that the color combo for my recent wedding card was reminiscent of coffee. Just the inspiration I needed for a card for the It's a Guy Thing Freshly Brewed Challenge.

Since this post is already a little racey, I'll go ahead and share my theory on cards for men: it's all about texture, because men like to rub things! Seriously, I've noticed that the men in my life respond most to cards with texture (such as heat- and paper-embossing, popped-up details, and anything interactive), regardless of color & cuteness. My husband is a big fan of flocking, which I used to consider ultra-cutesy. And now that I have a Sizzix embossing machine, it's so easy to add awesome texture.

Three or so years ago, Mom collected a bunch of coffee cup sleeves (to make mini books) and of course gave me a bagful, which I've never used until I pulled out a printed one for the background embellishment on this card. I stamped and embossed the round "Made with Love" sentiment directly onto the card, which was risky and artsy, but I like the effect. I stamped a more readable version onto the inside.

Freshly Brewed Challenge #49: It's a Guy Thing
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #170: Sketch

: Round Sentiments I set by SP & Company, Mug digi by Freshly Brewed Designs
Recollections, DCWV, handmade paper from Mom's stash
HP printer & ink, Sizzix Texture Boutique, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Marvy heat tool, plastic templates from stash, Fiskars papercutter, MS detail scissors & border/corner punch set (for inside card)
Other: ZipDry glue, ZING
embossing powder, Versamark ink, brocade ribbon from Simplicity, clear Sakura GellyRoll pen, corrugated cardboard cup holder
E51, E17


Anne-Marie said...

Nearly flippin' choked on me hot chocolate.....bbwwaaaaaahh! Sittin' in me jammies, ready to go up the wooden hill and took a peek at your funny! How'd ya catch an Irish Mexican? Sounds like the perfect man to me, lol! Oh...the card is great, too...heehee!

Especially_For_You said...

This is a really cute card, thanks for sharing!


Antonella said...

You are so bad! Too funny!! Thanks for stopping by, your work is great! I've become a follower. Hugs, antonella :-)

Priyanka said...

so gorgeous and pretty love it.

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge this week!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Heather said...

ROFL!!! I LOVE your title!!! I was actually going to make that one of my images with a matching sentiment, but could not get up the courage ;) HAHA!!!

LOVE the band around the cup as well

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long for the guys challenge.

Have a wonderful night.
Heather D.

Carol said...

Hot, strong, and on my desk when I get to work. LOL.