Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SOS: Yo, dude!

This week at Shopping Our Stash, Chris is our hostess and she is encouraging us to use our stashed items to create a card for the dudes in our lives! 

Here's mine for my main dude:


(I confess: I made this very last-minute-- I had my challenges mixed up.  Whoops. I have some more male-ish stash that I'd like to use up so I plan to add more later in the week!  For now, this is the stash I used...)

  • Some old 110lb. paper (I think it is my last sheet)
  • I used all my letter stamps that I generally skip past, but in the interest of using my stash, I used them, not minding the rough edges showing-- makes it look grungy and more manly, don't you agree?  Ha.
  • I inked the letters with Distress Embossing Ink and heat embossed with Recollections EP in black
  • The green paper was a scrap in my scrap box.  It's the LIME in my husband's drink!
  • I sketched the glass with the ice cubes with a Pitt pen that is probably 2-3 years old.  I went over the ice lines with a grey Spectrum Noir marker and decided to use some Pebeo glitter relief liner to accent the ice.
Hope it's not too cheezy for you guys-- for AMAZING inspiration for dude cards, go see my teammates over at Shopping Our Stash!  They rock.

See you over there!


  1. Hahaha!! Thank you for the great laugh this morning Ms. Mimi, love this card, super clever design, that sentiment is awesome and totally true!!!

  2. super and fun masculine card!! love the fold, so ingenious. Great subject too. About the challenge mix up, I'm sure all of us have done it once or twice maybe more lol.

  3. oh! em! gee!!!!!! holy wow, missus i LOVE this! (& for the record i DO truly, truly LOVE that hand-stamped, letter-by-letter, marks on the edges look! i've been searching for a font like that, for times when i cannot create it manually, lol!) ♥♥♥

  4. Giggle - he's surely gonna love it !

  5. Love it!! And yep, I love the letters too! I need to do that more!
    And yes, the inky edges make it more...well..edgy!!
    I think your main dude will love and appreciate it

  6. Cool idea and great card Mimi
    I try to catch up I am so far away from Bloggy land
    I took spanish course
    and tomorrow dance salsa course hehehe
    I miss you sweety
    I just visit your stripes in black card its beautiful and leave you some love there
    hugs and happy weekend sweet friend