Friday, August 14, 2020

A Wheelie Great Friend - Masculine

Welcome to my blog! I really enjoy making masculine cards so decided this color challenge was just right for one. I have been wanting to try a technique called Black Ice but I was unhappy with the results so will try it another time. There are two challenges for my card:

1. Color My Heart Color Dare #407, a biweekly challenge, begins on Friday, August 14, and runs through Thursday, August 27, 2020. Here is the color board:

2. The second challenge is Double Trouble #64, which is comprised of three "Things". The first "Thing", which is required, is to create a Friendship-type project. Second is an optional "Thing" - play along with the color challenge at Color Dare #407. Last, also optional, is to add two additional colors to the Color Dare board. This biweekly challenge will begin on Friday, August 14, instead of Monday, August 17, and will end on Thursday, August 27, instead of Sunday, August 30, 2020.

In addition to the slate color, I used two blue-green colors along with black and white. I stamped the image in black ink onto the silver cardstock, layered a few panels onto the card base, and added the sentiment. The inside was lined with a panel of white cardstock and stamped with a tire track and the sentiment, "Live it up".

Join us at the Color Dare #407 and Double Trouble #64 for the details and play along with our challenges.


Stamps: Power Poppy "Move the Soul"

Inks: Staz-on Jet Black

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Basic Black & Silver

Patterned Paper: Sunny Studio "Preppy Prints" (An Argyll print in two blue-green colors.)

Misc.: Foam tape


  1. Nice effect with the multiple layers and the silver card stock, excellent card for a guy!

  2. What a "wheelie" great card! Love the motorcycle image & your color choices is yummy!

  3. What a great masculine card! I love the look and how it turned out.

  4. Your masculine card are always terrific and this one is no exception. Great image and use of specialty papers.

  5. Love this guy card! I really like sentiment!

  6. Cool design! Love the colors, great layering too! :)

  7. Melanie, this is a handsome/beautiful masculine card and wheelie special for a great friend. Love it.

  8. That's so awesome that you love to make masculine cards! My masculine section in my card organizer has very few. I need to get it filled up! Your card turned out great and you have me intrigued with what the black ice technique is! I've never heard of that. Might have to look it up!