on my mind...MFT June Creative Challenge 35

Mona Pendleton | Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 9:00 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Welcome to the June MFT Design Team Creative Challenge! Just in case you are not familiar, the MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. 

This month, we're all Making it Masculine

Masculine projects are not my area of expertise so needless to say, this challenge was quite the challenge for me! I made three masculine cards to have on hand to mail to my son Jerry. I think he will be pleasantly surprised to receive a card that does not feature flowers, bows and butterflies once in awhile :)

To conquer this challenge, I turned to some of my favorite MFT products. For my first card, I used many dies from the Blueprints 1 die set to cut all the various cardstock layers. For sketch inspiration, I referred to one of the variety of sketches using this die set that may be found HERE
I stamped the ship image from Inspired by the Sea using Hot Fudge ink on the Primitive Cream cs layer followed with the "you've been on my mind" sentiment from Just My Type
The next card was made using a combination of dies from Die-namics Blueprints 2. For sketch inspiration, I referred to one of the variety of sketches using this die set that may be found HERE.  
I stamped the beautiful sailboat image from Inspired by the Sea using Hot Fudge ink followed by the "thinking of you" sentiment from  Just My Type using Black Licorice ink then finished it off with a few Kraft die cut tabs. 
My last card was made using various Die-namics Blueprints 3 dies ~ you can find a variety of sketches using this die set HERE.
I stamped the beautiful Vintage card image from Inspired by Travel using Steel Blue ink and finished the card with a Kraft button.
Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have Masculine themed projects to share with you today.
Be Sweet ;)
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35 Sweet Comments So Far:

Amy Beckett said...

Wonderful masculine cards (the hardest kind of all)! Thanks for these really great ideas!

Cathy McGrath said...

Sensational work Mona! Your stitching is amazing and thanks for sharing a tricky card type - masculine.

Sandra said...

Great masculine cards, love them.

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful cards ... Lovely images

Tracey said...

These are amazing cards Mona!! Perfect masculine images!!

Lisa said...

These will all bring a smile to Jerry's face! Wonderful cards Mona!

zehra said...

These are such beautiful and clean cards

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Excellent cards! I really like the Blueprints 1 and 3 cards - the colors are fantastic!!

Heather Jensen said...

Great job on your masculine cards, they are hard for me as well. The die-namics make is super easy to put together cards with great details without all the pretty bows and butterflies. I am sure Jerry will love them all. :)

Angie said...

Gorgeous cards, Mona! Love how you simply left the coloring off of the images! The "inspired by" sets are so gorgeous without color! Three wonderful masculine cards and yep, I imagine your son will be glad to receive cards with out ribbons and bows. :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are awesome Mona! LOVE the colors, layouts and all the stitching!!

Casandra Bennett said...

Great group of cards. Love all the texture.

Karen Giron said...

These card are so fun with tall the blueprints! LOVE the layouts and colors. Perfection!!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Cannot beat the inspired line for masculine cards! These are beautiful cards!

Gale Evans said...

Wonderful masculine cards, Mona! Love the Inspired By line!!! You really make them look amazing!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome masculine cards Mona. Love those images, especially the old car. Love the Blueprints dies on the second card. The touch of turquoise looks great.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful masculine cards, Mona! Love each of those vintage images!

RobinH said...

Love these fabulous male cards, Mona! Your son will love them!

Mirna said...

Great job on these, always difficult, masculine cards! Love the colors too! TFS!

Sherrie said...

Nice, simple and clean....great for guys! Good job Mona!

Cheryl said...

Mona, these masculine cards are gorgeous! I just love the little pop of color you added to each card, leaving the rest neutral. I'm sure your son will be please when he receives his! ;)

Laural said...

Very sweet masculine cards! You are so good at these! I must thank you for the inspiration! I could never think of this stuff!!! LOL!

Isabel Jett said...

Love your wonderful male cards! They are all breathtaking!

Mary Reidel said...

Stunning cards, Mona! Any guy would be floored by these! WOW!

Chris said...

Beautiful cards, Mona! Really love the one with the sailboat and the die cut tabs! Brilliant! TFS!

Brenda said...

I think these are awesome Masculine cards Mona! Love that image of that big ship!

Constance said...

Really beautiful masculine cards, Mona! Very inspiring! Thanks!

sandi said...

These are just fabulous cards! Love all of them!

Julia Aston said...

Great designs on these masculine cards Mona - proving you CAN do a card without flowers!! LOL!! Love how creatively you used the various dies!

Cindy Percovich said...

Gorgeous masculine cards!!! TFS!

Sue Lelli said...

Wow, Mona! Three masculine cards! LOVE the layers and the colors and those images you stamped! Jerry will love his card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these are so fabulous

1CardCreator said...

Love the clean and simple look and the new color palette too! ~Diane

Jeanne J said...

What a wonderful set of masculine cards filled with so much detail - I was going to say gorgeous... but I'll change that to so handsome!

Irene said...

I like it very much! Especially the first one!


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