Wednesday 10 August 2011

Challenge: For the Boys!

Hello all and welcome to a new challenge here on A Passion for Papertrey! Now let me ask you - is there one type of card that you find harder to make than any others? One group of people you find it harder to create for? If I was to do a quick straw poll of the answers I'm guessing that the men in our life would be the answer!

So you've guessed it! Yes, the challenge this time round is for you to make a masculine card. Now remember you don't have to stick to traditional male colours, you can go as bright as you like... although maybe not pink?!

The colour scheme for the card I made for my dad's recent birthday  came from the carrot and orange cupcakes I made for him. I kept it clean and simple, going for a rosette idea with a matching cuppie topper. I'm afraid I can't take credit for those cute sugar carrots though, I have to thank Lakeland for them!

Card details:
Stamps: Tiny Treats Birthday
Card: Stamper's Select White, Orange Zest, New Leaf
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic Sketch Markers, Double Ended Banner dies, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" dies, Arglye Impression Plage

Over to Caryn...

Stamps - Masculine Motifs (the stars), Big Birthday Wishes, Framed.
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise.
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shore, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile.
Other: Stars die collection, By The Numbers Die Collection Glossy accents.

This is the card I made for my nephews birthday recently. To be fair I think it could be for a girl or a boy so not sure if I'm not exactly sticking to the brief of a "male card"! (Hey, if Aimes got away with her "Sky's the Limit" card last time - I think I'm ok with this one!! - wink!!). I stamped the square frame from Framed and then found a pen (which matched perfectly!!) and filled in the gap - I couldn't make the gap work!! I then made a mask for the centre so I could randomly stamp the stars from Masculine Motifs around the outside. Although it can't really be seen in the photo the "4" is thick with glossy accents which makes it pop right off the card - shame you can't see it!!

Over to Aimes:
OK so August is the season of guy cards for me - seems like every guy in our family celebrates their special day during it! I've tried really hard to be organised about making the guy cards this year; I normally put it off until the very last minute!

Card Deets
{Happy Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Bitty Box Basics - Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft)/Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Here's a super simple CAS guy card. Ha! Now I look at it, it's very similar to Caryn's! Well I guess we both go to show that CAS can work for the guys and gals!

And here's the super-cute mini PTI stamp set that will go to the randomly drawn winner !

Here are the full challenge deets:

* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify (please state what is PTI as sometimes for us it's hard to tell :D)

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! If you're having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.

* Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!

* Challenge closes on Monday, August 22nd 2011 at 9.00am GMT

* As well as a randomly picked winner, we'll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog.

Have fun - we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Kate, Aimes & Caryn


Emma said...

Phwoarrrrrr Kate - look at those cupcakes - double yum! Fabulous creations ladies and curse you for making masculine cards look so easy and fabulous lol!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, loooove these cards that you show us for this challenge! They are all just perfect!! I'm happy that I finally join in again for this challenge!! Was a bit busy lately... but I'm back! And love this theme!!
All the best!
Hugs, Wendy

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous inspirational cards. Finally I did not miss the deadline this time:)

Margaret C said...

Ok ladies, I'm done.

7 cards may have been a tad excessive, but honestly, I was on a roll and snatching back every second of crafting time as the dreaded back to school looms ( yeah, you know that feeling Aimes, right ??!)

Anyhow, I blame you lot.

You're so damn inspiring (and I want a bake-off challenge with Kate... and the recipe for those cuppies !! )

Thanks again, ladies, I'll see you sometime when the dust has settled... !

Margaret C said...

Just a quick wee thank you for my Limitless Label prize that dropped through the door this am ! I am SOOOO looking forward to playing with it tomorrow to chill from a VERY busy first week back at school.
Thanks a lot - you guys ROCK !!!!!!

Cecilie said...

This is the very first time I've added my card to the pool of cards. I am thrilled to have found this page and I will be back over and over again - I adore PTI.

These cards are really nice and it is a great theme because masculine cards ARE difficult.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the challenge ladies! Your cards are an inspiration - just what I needed this morning ;)