Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dude Time Doodles Piles It On!

This week's challenge at Pile It On is sponsored by Dude Time Doodles, so we have the theme "Manly Cards," whatever that means to you! It can be for a man or boy, or something that a man or boy would give. Hope you'll join us.

I used the Ernie Carpenter set from Dude Time Doodles/Bonibleaux Designs.
I heat-embossed the Builder3 sentiment onto blue metallic paper. I had lots of fun with Ernie: I colored him Copics, and then used Flowersoft on his hammer & cuffs, and flocking on his hat and hair (love the Sparkly Black flocking from Our Craft Lounge!)

I cut strips of Echo Park DP for the background, and covered the edges with dark blue-and-white baker's twine. I strung up the "loose wires" (actually silver elastic) with my favorite brads.

For the inside backing paper, I used a piece of silver-embossed white, handmade paper I found in my stash. I colored this Carpenter Box digi from Tiddly Inks, added silver FlowerSoft on the pliers, and stamped the "Happy Birthday" Hero Arts sentiment & heat-embossed it in silver.

Pile It On - Manly Cards
Skipping Stones Designs - Sketch Challenge
Crafty Creations - Heat Embossing
Little Red Wagon - Felt or flocking
Fussy and Fancy - Happy Birthday (or use animal print)
Kathy’s Lily Pad Palette - Color Combo (with Our Craft Lounge)
Our Craft Lounge - Color Combo + photo inspiration (with Lily Pad)


  1. Absolutely fabulous! Ernie is looking pretty handsome!

  2. Such a cool card CG! Love the striped DP background & the flowersoft too! xx

  3. oh my goodness - you have turned a manly card into a beautiful card... love the inside - that is where I struggle :)

  4. CG - fantastic card. Love all that twine and the inside of the card is great! Check our Facebook page.

  5. Great use of flocking! Such a fun masculine card! Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

  6. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us over at SSD!

  7. Oh my goodness...this is SO awesome! Love it! :)

  8. What a fun, adorable and perfect for the men in our lives. Some lucky recipient is going to be so happy. Thanks for playing along with us at "Kathy's Lily Pad Palette " Color Challenge.


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