Saturday, March 24, 2012

WOW! You're the Best! - another Masculine Card

After six years of living in this home (and adding two more children) Randy and I decided that we all needed more room to spread out.  So over the last month or so we've transformed a room in our basement from a huge mess to a usable family room.  (Photos of the room will be in a future post.) When we first bought this house we knew we wanted to finish the room.  After not doing it ourselves for several years we ended up hiring a local contractor to get the job done in a timely manner.

In the meantime I started working on samples for my masculine card class and found a card created by Melany Watson.  The hammer stamp is part of the Every Little Bit stamp set.  (I got this set last spring for free based on my sales during Sale-a-Bration. It is a really cute set, so I should use it more often.)  I changed things up a bit and added some embossed aluminum foil. To get this effect, you glue aluminum foil to a piece of card stock with an anywhere glue stick then run it through the embossing folder.  Here's my finished "construction"

I gave one of these cards to our neighbor Mike who helped us move the incredibly heavy sleeper sofa into our completed room.  He also works at Home Depot, so I thought he'd appreciate the card.

The kids are loving the room.  It's 13' x 23' and with only the sofa in it, they are running around having a great time.  We still have to get a television in there.  And we told the kids we'd get a game system for them, too.  After all this work, I'm hoping to keep my living room in better shape.  Well, maybe.

Stamps: Every Little Bit, Friendly Phrases
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver
Ink: Chocolate Chip ink and marker, Basic Gray marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Houndstooth textured impressions embossing folder, aluminum foil, anywhere glue stick, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!



Elaine said...

Great card Susan and well done on your award Hugs Elaine

Margaret said...

LOVE the 'metal' embossing and this is the perfect card for the occasion! Hope your family is enjoying the new space and good luck with keeping the living room clean!

Sue Noetzel said...

Cute guy card! Those are always so much harder to come up with great ideas. I will stash this idea away for future reference.

Sue Noetzel

bensarmom said...

Susan, what an inspiration you are for cards! Love this masculine card. So glad to hear that you have a fun room for the kids. Not sure your living room will be cleaner but the thought is a wonderful one! LOL

Melany Watson said...

Susan--the embossed foil is genius for this card! Love it. Thanks for the link.....

Melany W

Carmen said...

Love this card!!