Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Manly Get Well Card

I have a very manly card to share today. I made it for a man named Robert who is battling lung cancer.  Michelle over at Queen of my Craftroom is organizing a card drive for him.  Please jump over to Michelle's blog to get all the info and a mailing address for your cards.

Here is my card. I really wanted to make a manly card for Robert.  I printed the sentiment on my computer and fit everything for my card base (it's an A2 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). The black layer is cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and the blue layer is 3 3/4" x 5". I then rounded the corners using my 1/2" Corner Chomper.

The truck is from Just Because Cards cut at 3 1/2" (and all it's layers). I cut it just as it is in the book except for the fenders.  For those I used silver metallic paper and then I added some silver eyelets for the wheels.

On my little accent strip, I used a black strip cut at 4 1/4" x 1 1/4" and a white strip cut at 4 1/4" x 1". I also used the 1/2" Corner Chomper on the top corners of this piece.

I used my white Gelly Roll gel pen to add doodles all around the card body and it's layers, the truck and also on the inside of the card.

I centered a Scrappy Mom's Stamps in the inside. I thought it was a perfect sentiment reading:

"With Prayers & Positive Thoughts"

and send off some well wishes to Robert and his family.

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Georgiana said...

This card is fantastic. I sure hope it cheers up the man battling cancer. That stamped sentiment is perfect!


Libby Beach said...

This is a really really great card. I will be sure to send on in for him too :)

Celeste B. said...

WOW!!!! What an amazing job!!! I absolutely love it! The colors are beautiful (I love the blue), and the shiny chrome/silver is PERFECT!! Great job, TFS!!!!! :)

Tracy said...

L-O-V-E it Ms. Cheryl -- WOWZERS! Since I have so many men in my life I am soooo partial to masculine cards -- great job! Thanks for the info.

Monica said...

Well done! I have such a hard time making masculine cards, I always seem to want to add a flower or a bow somewhere! TFS, http://monicalott.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

What a great mans card. I love it!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! The sentiment is perfect!

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Amazing card! The title is perfect and so is the sentiment- I will have to check out where you got the stamp, that is actually a perfect saying for me. thanks so much!
Paper Panther

Jennifer said...


What a great masculine card & such a sweet gesture!!! :) I wish my craft room wasn't sitting in boxes on my living room floor (my cabinets FINALLY got delivered Monday & will be installed this Sunday...just have to wait a few weeks for counters & then I can unpack again-which could take a few days!). I miss making cards for the hospice patients!

Thank you for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

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