Cards in Envy - A Manly Challenge

Yesterday we celebrated Father's Day here in Australia, so the latest challenge which starts today over at Cards in Envy had perfect timing.  The Theme is A Manly Challenge.

Back in June when I visited Melbourne to catch up with some of my online crafty friends we visited some of the local scrapbooking stores and one of the many items I purchased was this ever so cute Tool Charms Die from Die Namics.   This challenge gave me an excuse to use it.


All the men in my life love their tools, my dad started his working life as an apprentice carpenter and has a passion for wood work, whilst my husband likes to tinker and did a lot of the renovations to our old house himself.  So it was actually their tool shed I took some inspiration from for my card today.

I used the de-bossed side of my Swiss Dots embossing folder to resemble a peg board and incorporated two types of tape I found at the hardware store to create my card.  The mesh tape is for joining plaster sheets and for my actual tools I have used an Adhesive Aluminium Tape that is used for roofing.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out my Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway if you haven't already and for more fabulous manly inspiration check out the rest of the Design Teams Cards over at Cards In Envy.

15 comments:

Lizzyc said...

That is a very clever male card.. love the tools!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulous die set for all your handyman designs!! I love this great card, Danie!! And I know any guy who receives it will, too!!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

There are so many wonderful elements in your card that I just keep looking at it. Love the tools and the embossed "peg" board! Great texture through-out. And a cute little tag as well. Great job, Danie! Love it!

Denise@DigiHaven said...

Lovely card and a Happy Father's Day to all the dads in Australia! I love this card ... very manly :)

Kristie said...

What a fabulous guy card! I just love those die cut tools. And your paper choices are perfect. Great job!

Scrapenabler said...
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Scrapenabler said...

I love your card Dani. I really like the tools on the peg board. I have some tool dies so I might just have to CAS this card.

Zella said...

I love those little tools! And what a creative idea to use the de-bossed side to resemble the peg board. And gee - isn't it neat to find things you can use in your projects at the hardware! Go girl!!!!

LisaM said...

Love the embossing and the cool tools! Wonderful guy card!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great card. The idea of you using things on your card that are bought in Hardware Store is amazing but added so much. Great job.

Fran said...

Fantastic , I love it xx

Sandy Trefger said...

I love this card with the fabulous little tools!

Patricia H said...

The little tools are terrific! I like all the different textures you've incorporated into your card. Nicely done!

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK by responding to this comment so I can easily find this post.
Thanks
Cindy

Danie May said...

Hi Cindy I would be honored for you to link back to my card for your Manly Monday Blog Post. I will have to check your blog post out, as I am always looking for manly inspiration.
Thanks so much! Danie xx