Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wild Horses ~ MMSC36

Hello! This week I'm showing you my VERY FIRST EVER "MAN CARD"! LOL! My Father-in-law's birthday will be coming soon and he has pointed out several times that I never make him anything. But then I always remind him of all the zucchini bread I'm always baking for him. :) It's high time I attempted a masculine card anyways, especially since I'm surrounded by men and boys at my house. :) This horse stamp is one I picked up last October at our local rubber stamp show. When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for my father-in-law since he loves and owns horses. I've been saving it to make a nice card for him. I've used the Real Wood Papers you can find at McMahon Five Designs Store in this card. I simply stamped and embossed the horses right onto the Bird's Eye Wood Paper and then decided to let the beauty of the wood shine through. The background paper is the Rosewood Wood Paper which I also used on the inside of my card too. :)
Here is the inside of the card. I added a little image of a barn because I felt like it was appropriate too. :) Thanks so much for visiting with me again this week. I hope you will all take some time to play along with us at the Midnight Madness!
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21 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh I just love your horses and the earthy tones you used. The paper is perfect as is the monochromatic colors. Stunning take on the sketch Michelle and sure to delight any recipient, male or female!! You sure did a magnificent job. LOVE IT!

hugs,
Chris

Denise @ kc242 said...

Sue I just love your image! What a beautiful card. Your embellishments make this card so spectacular! What a fantastic masculine card. I am sure that he will love it! Wow!
Denise

Carol said...

Hi there Michelle...yesterday when I was doing the linking on the cards for Priscilla....I knew this was your card....I didn't even have to look at the HTML!!! LOL It must be your distinct style and your creative flair for accessorizing that comes with your awesome projection capabilities. This is a superb creation and one that I absolutely love!!! Thanks my friend for always inspiring me!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Oooh Michelle, what an amazing Masculine card...your father in law is sure to appreciate this one, especially as he loves horses. You've done a great job with all the wood paper and popping the image up with that fabulous spellbinder background. Love the inside too with that little barn...how spectacular is that!
Big hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Grace said...

Oh I love this man card and I know your FIL will too! Love the inside detailing! The spellbinders elements are perfect and your embellishments couldn't be better! Love the sewing! Such a great job with this week's sketch!!!

Priscilla said...

{{{clap clap clap}}} Your card is just amazing and he should be thrilled with it..Heck I might even fame it, it is so beautiful. Come to think of it, I don't think I have ever attemped a man card...you have inspired me..Look out men...I am on a mission..LOL
Thanks for sharing your talent with us each week :)
Priscilla

Carolyn said...

This is so beautiful and classy. What a great image to create a masculine card. I know he will love and appreciate it, especially from such a sweet daughter-in-law as yourself. Besides, he is just on the edge of his seat waiting for you to make him something! Tell us his reaction when you give it to him. Can't wait to hear.

Carolyn

chercroppin said...

Wow Michelle, I must say...for your very first man-card, it's ROCKIN' girlfriend! I absolutely LOVE this! The horses are just perfect, as are the papers and colors you used...love all of those scrolly-swirly thingies LOL : )

He is going to love it!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI Michelle!! This is so pretty!! Love your design and your awesome wooden paper look behind the horse image!! This is so clever with the sketch!! HUGS

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Michelle, Great Man Card! I agree with Carol, I knew this was your card before I saw your name under it Lol. It's got that great flair! I think the recipient will really enjoy it, xox ~Jeni

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

PRICELESS, will be the look on his face when he sees this, worth every second you put into this card, LOL!!!I LOVE that stamp, fabulous 'Man' card, you have a knack for it. He won't be able to say that ever again, A PLUS card! Hugs. Jane

Abby said...

Hi Michelle! Wow your masculine card is so pretty. I love the image of the horses and how it's framed....you are sure to please with this beauty!

Rufus said...

LOVE IT!!!!! Do you know who made the horse stamp? I would LOVE to have one like it! The wood papers and all the spellbinder die cuts plus the stitching make this one INCREDIBLE card. You FIL should be thrilled right out of his socks! Please let me know about the stamp, I really want one! I know of a couple folks who would go nuts if they got a card with that image.
Thanks,
R/

Shawne said...

These horses look so majestic, I love the perfect simplicity of it, it really makes an elegant card!

Kreativmonster said...

I am absolutely sure that your father-in-law will love this card - it is perfect!

Lovely Linda said...

Michelle - this is a gorgeous 'Man Card' and I am sure your FIL will love it - that image is fabulous! I love the tones you have used and that CB DieCut - I hhave that one and have never thought os using it as a border - I can feel a 'case' coming on! LOL! Love this. Your work is always outstanding my friend, whatever you set your hand too! Thanks for sharing Michelle and for being such a fabulous DT 'Sister'!!! {{{hugs}}}

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is fabulous...stunning work...have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautifully and neat. Love the great paper you used to stamp this image. So very cool and the embellie with the frame fit perfectly with the style! STUNNING card Michelle!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Debby said...

Oh my this is incredible. I'm in total awe! Love this.

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hey Michelle! LOVE the horses! I have to agree with Shawne...they are very majestic. I love them on the wood paper and that you just stamped them and didn't color them in. Fantastic job! See you in 6 days! (((HUGS)))

Sue

susanwilliamsrn said...

wow...this is a beautiful masculine card! love the black spellbinders that you used...great job!