Monday, June 1, 2020

Just Cruisin' By...

The next biweekly challenge at Double Trouble #58 is up on the blog beginning Monday, June 1, ending Sunday evening, June 14, 2020. This challenge has one required element and two optional elements. Here is a summary but be sure to visit their blog to clarify the requirements and guidelines. Please note, that our partner is Use Your Stuff Challenge #399.

I enjoy making masculine cards perhaps because I grew up with three brothers and I have six nephews plus a husband and a stepson. To a gray card base, I adhered a panel of vanilla cardstock and then a panel of patterned paper that has little images of cars. I added a patterned strip for interest. To this, I added some die-cut gears in silver foiled cardstock and a few metallic "gems". The sentiment was computer generated and printed on vanilla cardstock. The sentiment and largest gear were popped with foam tape. The inside of the card was lined with a vanilla panel, a few die-cut gears and a VW Bug.
Be sure to check out the challenge blogs for DTC#58 and Use Your Stuff #399.

I am entering this card at Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #246. The theme is Father's Day. I made this card for my stepson. Be sure to visit their blog!

In addition to the aforementioned challenges, I discovered a challenge that is new to me and decided to play along. Be sure to check out Two Sisters on the Blog. This is monthly challenge #40 ending on June 30, 2020. The requirement is to include at least two circles.

Stamp: Computer generated sentiment
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Silver, Hello Honey
Patterned Paper: Stash
Dies:  RCD Gears & VW Beetle (inside)
Misc.: Foam tape and silver "gems"


  1. Very cool card Melanie! Love the colors and your die cuts are perfect with your background paper! :)

  2. Love lovebugs...great background paper and the silver wheels are very striking...very handsome card.

  3. I like the cars int he background - a perfect match for the gears. You are definitely a master when it comes to masculine cards... an area for me that needs much work :)

  4. Cute background paper, and I like how you cut the gears with the foiled paper, they really stand out nicely!

  5. I just love the metal looking gears! What a fabulous masculine card! :)

  6. Your card is gorgeous and I love that you used the gears. My gear dies had been collecting dust until this challenge and now I want to use them again and again! Great car-themed paper too! I'm thrilled to be joining you as Crazy Cousin this month!

  7. Fantastic male card. Thanks for joining us at UYS

  8. A very nice card.
    Are you a follower yet?Please do if you want to participate.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

  9. Such a nice card! Thank you for joining our challenge this month.
    Caroline DT 2 Sistersontheblog