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Woohoo!!  Kath has chosen an ‘Anything Goes – Masculine Theme’ for us to work with this week, for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge!


This means that you get to choose your layout, stamp set, colours – anything goes, as long as your card or project has a masculine theme.  We all know that it’s difficult to find inspiration for cards for the men in our lives, so we thought that by having a masculine theme on a regular basis, this will  greatly enhance our library of inspiration!

Kath’s challenge was very timely for me, as I needed to make a birthday card for my wonderful brother-in-law, Glenn.


As soon as I saw this stamp set – One Wild Ride – in the Annual catalogue, I knew that I would be ordering it, specifically to make Glenn’s card!  He is a huge motorcycle enthusiast; he owns his own bike, and regularly goes on long riding trips with several of his friends (my sister doesn’t care for riding on motorcycles, so she stays home and does her thing).

On the panel of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the tire tracks across the top in Basic Gray Archival ink, and then stamped the motorcycle in the bottom left corner, in Memento Black ink.

I stamped the sentiment badge in Versamark ink, then covered it in Silver Embossing Powder, then heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I added some ‘dirt’ smudges around the bottom of the motorcycle with another of the stamp images, then cut a small banner shape from Basic Black cardstock, which I added just below the tire track.  I then added the stamped panel to a panel of retired DSP, with the black chevron shape on it.

To finish off the card, I wound some of the retired Silver Cording a few times around the top, then attached it to a card base of Basic Black cardstock.

I’m really happy with how the card turned out, and I hope Glenn liked it, too.  (it’s okay – this is posting after his birthday!).

Please go to the Watercooler Challenge blog page, and check out what the rest of the team has designed – make sure to ‘Pin’ them for your future reference!  Then, I hope you’ll link up your card for the challenge, too.  I’ll be looking for you! 🙂

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

6 thoughts on “WWC87 – Anything Goes Masculine Theme

  1. Hi Deb thanks for sharing this awesome masculine card. Seeing this motorcycle from “One Wild Ride” put it back on my radar for masculine cards, and I know I’m going to add it to my collection. It’s a must! Thanks for sharing this great card and how you created it.

    1. Thanks for the kind comment, Penny! I really did jump on this stamp set right away, for my brother in law. I’m sure it will get lots of use!

    1. Thanks, Heidi! Who says ‘guy’ cards can’t be elegant, and have some bling to them?! 🙂 Glad that you liked my card!

    1. Thank you, Fiona, for the nice comment! I really think that keeping the colours simple let the motorcycle be the ‘star’ of this card 🙂

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