Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Father's Day Edwin

This card won Top 5 at Magnolia Down Under Challenges!!!

I have been seeing so many CAAUUUTTTEEE masculine cards around blogland lately, and wanted to give one a try too. I struggle with masculine cards, as my hand automatically reaches for flowers and pearls, but I like how this one turned out. I have a few father's day cards to make, so I figured i might as well get started!
I used Graphic 45, A Proper Gentleman, paper for this card. I love the prints of that paper pad, they look like old tie patterns and I just adore it for boy cards, such rich tones. I distressed all the layers with Vintage Photo distress ink. I paired the paper us with Edwin Wants a Hug from the So Special collection, he is one of my faves! LOVE him, he is adorable. I also stamped around the edges of the image with the Star Border, also from the So Special Collection, in Rusty Hinge Distress ink.
I colored Edwin with copics.
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E21, R02, R30
Hair - E27, E23, E50
Shirt and Shoes - E43, E44, E42, E40
Tie - E08, E07
Vest - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Pants - B99, B97, B95, B91, 0
I added the sentiment printed out on my computer. I cut the stars out on my cricut from the design paper, and layered them over some ribbon for a banner effect. I also added lots of Tim Holtz ideology pieces. I used some gears and sprockets, a mini paper clip, a mini safety pin, and some film ribbon as embellishments. I love the way it turned out, very masculine indeed!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
All that Scraps - Father's day
Simon Says - Stars and Stripes
Charisma - Boy oh Boy
Paper Sundaes - Vintage
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Your Favorite Stamp
Stamping Scrapping - Masculine Cards
Stamp Something - Something Sentimental
Craft Your Days Away - Father's Day/Special Man
Everybody art - Banners


  1. Becca, what a great Edwin card! Love your coloring, also the papers you've chosen, and all the embellishments! Perfect!

  2. OMG....this is a PHENOMENAL CARD!!!! Love, love your coloring of Edwin and the details are stunning....what a super cute card!!!!!

  3. FABULOUS male card! i absolutely LOVE the stars - they might be my FAVOURITE embellies, and they look wonderful on your project! thanks so much for joining the Charisma Galz this week~! xo

  4. Amazing card, I love your colouring of all the pleats, fantastic guy card!

  5. A lovely card for Father's Day.
    Very masculine papers and super coloring.
    Love the stars.
    Hugs Maz

  6. Just fabulous. Love the stars.

  7. Edwin's looking very dapper! Nice job.

  8. Edwin's all spiffied up on this adorable FD card. How sweet.
    Sue S.
    (At least you got to use some ribbon)

  9. BECCA this is outstanding.I just wanna give him a big ol hug and possibly a smooch too! Great layout with stars and tim's things! LOVE IT!

  10. This is SO adorable! Perfect coloring too!
    Rene :D

  11. Gorgeous card, Becca! AMAZING coloring and great details perfect for a man's card! Love the stars!
    Hugs, Iulia

  12. OMGOSH So gorgeous, I love your card. I am the same as you always reaching for flowers and lace when it comes to men's cards.. I just can't do them very well, but OMGOSH I LOVE your's it's perfect:-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at MDUC this week:-)

  13. Gorgeous card Becca :-) Edwin is very cute and the papers and design are just perfect, fab embellies !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. Fabulous card thank you for joining us at CYDA this time good luck xx

  15. Love it to bits Becca-all the rich colors, super dute stars-your coloring is amazing as usual!xox Trish:)

  16. I saw this stamp the other day and thought it was so adorable! Good choice!
    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  17. Wow Becca! Another fabulous creation and that layout is fantastic. Hugs, Maria

  18. This is gorgeous Becca! You found the perfect paper to go with an adorable image!

    I've been trying for 3 days to leave you a comment, but have messed up my google acct somehow...but I love all your cards, you've got a great style!

  19. Absolutely georgeous card,He does not often get credit for how cute he is this shows it.

  20. Becca, your card is fantastic, I love it, I want to copy it because it is so good, but I don't have anything like it. I just love what you did and all the things are so manly. I look forward to your cards, they are all fun to view.

  21. UHHH Becca I'm loving this one!!OH GOODNESS the colouring is perfect and the color palette is beyong gorgeous aweeeee!!

    I was here yesterday trying to leave you a comment but had to rush out so I came back tday.I also noticed your a new follower on my blog whoot whoot thanks hun lol!

    Allrighty I have loads to catch up on so I better start hopping along :)
    Have a great day,Ruby♥

  22. I love your Father's Day card so much! The coloring is perfect.

  23. What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA.xxx

  24. Becca...LOVE the whole thing...great colors and details for a masculine card. WOW!!! I love your work..


  25. wow becca how did i miss this when you posted it !!! what an amazing boy card your colouring is outstanding love the colours and layout too fab job thanks for joining us as paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x x

  26. What a super sweet card!!!! Great job!!!!

  27. OH WOW!!! SUPER MAN CARD!!!!!
    Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week..
    hugs, Janiel

  28. OMGosh, Becca, this is so stinkin' CUTE!!!!!!! WOW! I need to colour this Edwin up too he is adorable!!!!!! I love how you coloured him! Love the stars and stripes and the great papers....this is absolutely perfection! Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC!

  29. Wow! Gorgeously coloured image and an awesome card.

  30. Fantastic! Amazing coloring as always!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  31. Great card, I love those stars! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  32. Fabulous card - Congratulations on top 5!! Tricia :O)

  33. gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

  34. Oh this is gorgeous, love the image and fab colours.

  35. Fabulous Becca! You made Edwin the handsome guy he is! Love your creation! So glad you linked up to the All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge! Thanks for playing!

  36. Fabulous, fabulous colouring!! I love it.