Sunday, May 15, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps Let's Hear It For The Boys



Welcome to our Clear Dollar Stamps Let's Hear It For The Boys blog hop!  If you've arrived here from Sarah's blog you're on the right track, if not you can start at the beginning here.

There will be prizes for  2 lucky winners, each will receive a $10 gift certificate for the Clear Dollar Stamps store for the purchase of clear or digital stamps only.  Our  winners will be randomly chosen from comments received on design team  member blogs. Winners will be announced on the Clear Dollar Stamps blog Wednesday, May 18th.  I'll  announce the winners here on my blog as well.


For my card today I used one of my first Clear Dollar Stamps sets that I ever bought called Sometimes You're The Bug.  What fun to ink up this well loved stamp with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamp it on a quarter sheet of X Press It card stock that was given to me by a friend to try.  I'm not overly impressed with the X Press It cardstock I'm sorry to say, I've never had all the funny white flecks on an image I've colored before.  My photo editing software program actually cleaned it up to look much better than it originally did - how odd.

I colored the cute Bug with Copic markers B26, B24, B23, B21, C8, C6, C3, C1, C0, C00, R27, R24, BG0000.  My layout is a sketch that I changed ever so slightly to fit my image, the cardstock colors are Stampin' Up! Brilliant Blue, Neenah Red Linen, Via Vellum Black & Color Mates Grey.  I also thought the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate embossing folder would be perfect for this masculine card. 

Your next stop on our blog hop is the fabulous Cassie, have fun!

Challenges:
Cards For Men - For Someone Special

39 comments:

The Stamper's Touch said...

What a fun card Jan!!! Love that embossed background! Your car almost has a metallic look to it!! Fabulous colors too!! Perfect "boy" card!

Linda

Barb said...

Love this stamp set! Your card is perfect. Great odor combo.

retiree3 said...

What a great card! I love the colors! Wonderful job!

Basslady said...

fantastic card with a wonderful colour-combo!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Anita said...

What a fun card!

Elizabeth said...

Great card! I am going to keep it mind for when my son leaves for college in the fall! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Dee in N.H. said...

Ha! I love that Bug! The embossed background is so perfect for this!

Kristen but my family call me Petal said...

Love this stamp set too! Great card for the boys

Elizabeth said...

Love this card!http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

KellyS said...

Too Fun! I'd give this to hubby, but I'd have to Slug Bug him before he opened it so he couldn't Slug Bug me hehe!

AllisonG said...

I love your VW bug stamp! I drive one just like that (not convertible) and it's the same color - BLUE! I love my bug and yours, too!

Moosisk said...

I love this VW bug stamp! This card would be so appropriate to send to a son who is away at college. Thanks for sharing with us today during the hop. :D

Raven said...

This card is so cute! I love the beetle!

AutumnsBliss said...

Cute card. It's hard to find going away cards but I really like this one. Simple, yet complext with the added 3D texture of the grate emboss.

Kelly G said...

Love your card! I wish I could talk myself into buying more manly sets...this would be one of them.

Chrisd said...

Just love your bug. It reminds me of when we had a VW as newlyweds. Such a fun time.

Kathy D. said...

don't you love that stamps don't go bad! and got to love when you find a new use for an oldie but goody stamp!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cute... great bug and I like the CAS feel to this.

Sharon said...

Who does not love the bug, love the red and blue you used for this card. The car tag makes a great extra statement.

Christi said...

Fantastic card! I just think its perfect for today's hop!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

G. B. Miller said...

Very nice card. And you are right - Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder is perfect for this image and theme.

auntbeespickles said...

Oh jan, this is so cute! I have totally forgotten about that bug car. How fun!!
Hugs, Sarah

Heather said...

Beautiful little bug! I have often looked at this set, thanks for showing it off.

Marsha said...

Always like this embossing folder with motor vehicles. Great card.

Tanja said...

Nice card and lovely colouring.

Jenny L. said...

This is the first set I purchased from CDS also! So versatile! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny L.

Vikki Jo said...

Yep that's a Slug Bug! Love it!!

thekolbes said...

Adorable. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this set and the accessories from CDS- fun card Jan!

Heidi Brawley said...

Love your card! I have this stamp set actually! You rocked it!!!
~Heidi Brawley

Karen L said...

Super cute card....and I love your coloring technique! I love seeing masculine card ideas because there just aren't that many out there!

Donna said...

Love your card! What a great way to tell your special guy you miss them. Thanks for the inspiration.

nanavf said...

I loved my bug and finally had to trade it in on a 4X4 to drive in the Utah snow. Your coloring with the copics is fantastic, as is this card!!!!!

Julie Z said...

Great card - love the adorable "bug" & the great bright colors on your backgrounds. Really cute.
jazteach2 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Jane said...

we love bugs in this house .. so this is right up our street
Lisa x

Lisa Lara said...

This is tooooooo cute Jan. I love your layout. Come to think of it....I ALWAYS love your layouts.

scrapalajen said...

Cute car fit for a man!

Kitty said...

This is lovely. Love the fab color combo and stamp!

Thanks for sharing your creations with us at CFM and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Kitty xx