Friday, February 24, 2012

Hubby's Birthday

I always say that men's cards are so hard but honestly, I have to admit for me, they aren't. However, I realized I just don't like doing them!!  I actually asked my husband this year if I HAD to make him a card for his birthday.  His jaw just 'bout near smashed a dent into our floor so I suppose what the hell was I thinking?!!  At this point words were really unnecessary I suppose.  LMAO!! 

So some tips I have learned for men's cards.....kraft paper, tags, buttons, anything Tim Holtz and lots of layers using masculine papers are all you need!!  It was weird to color up this image as I don't normally color anything without eyes!! 
 

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along With the Times - Lots of Layers***

Card Makin' Mamas - Birthday Cards***

Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes***

Wags 'n Whiskers - Masculine Birthday

Enjoy your weekend all!! 

29 comments:

Sarah said...

Love it Eulanda!! You're right about the recipe for a guy card...it's all ya need! And a fabulously coloured truck doesn't hurt either! Love all the Tim Holtz goodies too!!

Rose Petal said...

Hello This is a great card, fab image, and I love all the layers and lots of wonderful detail. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Hanneke said...

Wow Eulanda, love your masculine card. Great details and colrs. Love that clock and the tag in the envelope. Hugs, Hanneke

Cor* said...

HOLY TRUCKLOAD!! This is super awesome !! His jaw will drop again, no doubt when he sees this! PERFECT layers and use of good ol Tim! YAY!!

Alessandra said...

RofL, hahahaha, how funny!! I can see him with his dropped jaw (outch that must have hurt the floor!!!)...
on the way to my craft corner...still grinning wide... have to do a man's card for tonight...guess I cannot use a pic of me when sprawling naked on my bed (hahaha, as if I had one, LOL)!
Your card looks fantastic! Just gave me some inspiration for my card!
Thanks fo the hint, Sweetie!
Hugs, Alessandra

Christina C. said...

Good gracious, girl, this is the most spectacular "man" card I have ever seen....love, love, love it!!!!!
Loving all those gorgeous details and, of course, the magnificently colored car! OUTSTANDING!!!

Sheri said...

Amazing. He will love it! Happy birthday Mike! Umm it most certainly has eyes! Look at those 2 yellow things on the front of the truck! LMBO

Sue said...

Aww this is fab Eulanda! what a great image! and you've coloured it so beautifully! So many wonderful details in this card - I love the clock and all the cogs - all your embellishments are wonderful!! I love the distressing and gorgeous dark colours! it's a perfect male card!!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Linda said...

Gorgeous card, love your colouring and design, the image is so cute.
Hugs Linda

Paula said...

Oh my gosh, this is so funny!! Love how your DH reacted...great!! And this card rocks!! Very masculine. I like the info about kraft, tags, etc...I'll have to remember this :)

Judi said...

How funny that you said that to him, I said virtually the same thing to Paul this year and got a similar reaction!! What are we like? lol. As it turned out, I was rather pleased with the card I did for Paul in the end, and you should be WELL pleased with yours - it's BRILLIANT! Love, love, love it, and thanks for the tips on mens cards - makes total sense when you think about it!

Hugs

Judi x

Creepy Glowbugg said...

What a beautifully masculine card! So many layers and bits and bobs! That should make up for the dent in the floor right?
Something is telling me that I NEVER thanked you for my stamp. Thank you! She is great, I just haven't had time to get her colored up yet. YOU ROCK!

DesignerDiva said...

Superb card Eulanda, your colouring is awesome - such great depth of colour!
Thanks for joining in with Sandra's Lots of Layers this week at MAWTT and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx

Cami said...

This is jaw-dropping "handsome" Eulanda! Love the tips you gave on making "male" cards! I never make 'em cuz I can't think about what to do! You've outdone yourself and your coloring is beautiful!

Hugs,
Cami

Candy said...

Eulanda,
Love your 'rules' for making male cards.
You have done a handsome job on your hubby's card. The image, papers and ribbon are excellent choices.
What a FAB job you have done on the colouring!!!
Hugs, Candy

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous and I just love your shading, beautiful!
Clairexx

Christine D said...

LMAO! Poor guy. I think that my jaw would hit the ground too! What were you thinking!! LOL!! Great birthday card! :) Your coloring is amazing!!

Kim said...

This is amazing!! I love how you colored it.

Katie said...

LMAO! That's hysterical! Don't you just love it when words cease to be important, lol :) LOVE this card soooo much! At least I have an excuse for not knowing how to easily make a guy card- I mean the men in my life are at least as girly as I am (they are gay after all and they wear more jewelry than I do!) but now I know the secret- I'll keep this recipe on file just in case I need it! Hugs, Katie

Donna C said...

YAHOOO !!!!!!!! You NAILED it perfectly ! Masculine cards are just dang hard to do whether they have eyes or not :) Hope you get your floor fixed too ... bawhaaaa !!!! by the way , my DH said he didn't buy me a V-day card because he could never top what I can make ! Guess these guys of ours actually pay attention to OUR hobby ( other then the $ we spend that is ! LOL ! ) Great job on the card Eulanda !

Bron said...

Wow I hate making male cards but you have kicked some serious butt here. Absolutely fantastic. Love the card I suppose you could say the lights are like eyes!!! Hugs from Bron xo

lilscrappers said...

Stunning card! I like the layers. Where did you get the gears and the clock diecut??? I need me some of those! c.w at amtelecom dot net

Pami said...

This is stunning, love the layout and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Pami x

Crafty Math Chick said...

For a woman who does not like making Masculine cards this sure looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along with WnW!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh... you sound just like me regarding Men's cards. I asked my Husband the same thing on Valentine's day this year!
His reply was no! But I felt so guilty so made him one anyway! xx
Your card is fantastic! the car is superb!
It’s just perfect, I think you can say for certain that you hit the nail on the head with this Man’s card.
Love your blog, your colouring is wonderful!
Thanks so much for visiting me :))
Love, Mel. xxx

Sherry Gardner said...

Oh wow, I love all the demensionals and layers you have put on this card...awesome

Julie S. said...

Awesome card. Perfect for any guy in your life.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Huge card for man, your hubby will love this, mine would!!!
Love your style, beautiful cards;-))m

Janiel/ janny said...

OH girlfriend...........THIS IS STUNNING!!!!!!!! HOLY COW a beautiful card for a man!!
hugs......