Monday, June 9, 2014

Gears To You & Gear Up - A Mark's Finest Paper, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
June Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  June 10
Gears To You & Gear Up
Featured June 11
Pretty Pears
 Featured June 12
Great Flowers & Flower Blocks
Featured June 13
Please Snow
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on June 14, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday June 13, 2014.

The masculine card style is not always easy for me, but the gears as a subject really helped.  While I initially only thought of metallic colored gears, stamping them in color proved to be quite fun.  I used some Seahawk colors here and I think the possibilities are endless.  With these two new sets, masculine cards will be flying out of your craft room! 
On my Gear Up card, I used colored I would more typically associate with gears and then limited my embellishments to staples.  I stamped my senitment about three times.  Then, I trimmed out each word and used a direct-to-paper technique to ink the edges. 

That's all from me today.  Don't forget to hop through the ladies posting today and come on back tomorrow for more creativity.
Details - A Great Year - Stamps: Gears To You (MFP), New Year (MFP), Nature's Brushstroke (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Night of Navy, Pear Tart, Encore Silver; Accessories: aquapainter;  Gear Up - Stamps: Gear Up (MFP); Paper: Crumb Cake, Black Licorice (MFT), 7 Gypsies Savannah dp; Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Accessories: MM staples, paper snips, MM edge distresser, stampin' dimensionals.


Janine said...

Nice cards. Like the use of Seahawks colours on that first one - fun card

wannabcre8tive said...

Very cute cards. I like the colorfulness of the first one.

Pam MacKay said...

Love how you cut up the sentiment and the added staples give it a great grunge look!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both of your cards are great. Love the fun colors and the monochromatic themes.

Kathy Bradley said...

Two very cool cards, but my fav is the blue and green - wonderful layout and colors.

Carolyn said...

Toni, for a different effect you used colors for your gears and card. I like that a lot as it gives a totally different appearance. Your second card is more vintage looking. BOTH ARE GREAT.

Vickie Y said...

Love the colorful gears on the first card and the monochromatic look of the second card. Both fabulous cards.

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these are great - using sport team colours on the first is such a fab idea. I love the second one, which for me is unusual, but it works perfectly Karen P

Pat said...

Love the first card. Great design.

Beth F. said...

Fun, fun, fun! The second one with the distressing is really awesome!

Lynn Noe said...

Great masculine cards! Love the colors used on your first card and the staples and distressed edges on the second.

Sandy Hentzel said...

These are great! I love the word cluster idea!

Sandy Hentzel said...

These are great! I love the word cluster idea!