Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Male Bday card- CTO challenge #35

It's time once again for a new challenge at Celebrate the Occasion.    We are being challenged this week to make a male B-day card and it must contain  metal.  I wanted to try something different so here is what I came up with.
I've heard of people embossing pop cans so that is what did.  I cut up a can and used a 3.75x 3.25 piece of it and put it though the cuttlebug with a Robotz CB folder.  I gotta say, I really love the result!
The products I used for this card:
  StoryBook Cartridge
  DCWV Cardstock
  Stampin'UP-  Black & Whispering White cardstock
  Stampin'Up - "Perfect Words" stamp set
  Stampin'Up - black ink
  Fiskars "Happy birthday" stamp
  Robotz  CB folder
  Viva Decor silver liner
  Diet Mountain Dew can from my recycling bin
  The metal screw brads, wire and orange paper are from my stash

Cards for men are always such a challenge,  so are you up for it??  First,  head on over to CTO and get inspired by all the super talented designers, and then start creating. You have til Sun. the 23th to post your project.  We would love to be inspired by you :)

Thanks for stopping  and have an awesome day!!


  1. Wow! What a wonderful card! I am going to have to give the aluminum can in the Cuttlebug tip! Yours turned out great!

  2. Awesome card! I love that you used a soda can for the metal! It looks fabulous!

  3. Wow Mary,this is super. I love your embossed metal and the sentiment is fabulous.
    Jayne x

  4. Very cute card!
    Laurie - fellow DTM

  5. This looks so cool! I LOVE the metal look! You did a great job making this masculine card! :O)


  6. Mary, what an AWESOME idea to use the pop can!! I have not seen that before -- What did you cut it with? Normal scissors or something else? I'm trying to decide if this is something I should attempt (since I'm such a clutz!!)... LOL... I love the card -- It's FANTASTIC!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your DT talent at Celebrate The Occasion!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

  7. Love this Mary!! It looks soo good!! Love the embossing!! :)


  8. I squished a can too for this challenge, So much fun. LOVE how your card turned out. Love the colour mix. and the brads on the front add to it perfectly. Thanks for your awesome DT inspiration. x

  9. Now that is a great masculine card. It turned out perfect.

  10. Terrific card - I really like the pop can idea ;)

  11. Wow, great color combinatioms! Very nice guy card...I always struggle with guy cards. Brain totally freezes on them.TFS! Great job!
    Sherrie K


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