Sunday, September 8, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps "Sensational Sunday" Blog Hop featuring TGF's "My Guy Ian"

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher!  We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I have caught some colds from my youngest son, Ethan so trying to get some rest in and get ready for the coming week! I have tons to do but just trying to pace myself.  I did take some time out to craft a little and wanted to share a card with you all.

Here is my inspiration for this Sunday...

I decided to make a simple but fun birthday card for my cousin.  I'm not great with masculine cards so having these Ian images always make these "boy" cards a little easier! :) This card features "My Guy Ian" which is a really fun collection! I stamped Ian with my favorite Memento ink in Black Tuxedo and then colored up this cute guy with my copic sketch markers. The paper collection I used is called "Oliver" which is part of the Lost and Found 3 collection by My Mind's Eye.  I have only a few pieces of papers left for this collection since I have used it so much on previous projects. Love these papers and need to get more!  I created a border on the bottom for Ian to stand on using MFT's Die-namics Notched Border Die and edged all of my papers in my Tim Holtz distress ink in Faded Jeans. Finally I added some Jean metal buttons from some Prima trinkets I recently bought.  I thought this was a perfect embellishment since my cousin is getting some designer jeans as his birthday gift! :) The sentiment "A Special Guy" also comes from this stamp set.  Speaking of jeans, check out our Loves Rubberstamps video designer, Indah's tutorial on creating texture on jeans.  I had already colored up my Ian image previously but definitely can't wait to try that technique out soon!

I'm entering this card in The Greeting Farm Retro Fresh Challenge-Autumn Colors
and The Greeting Farm-Tuesday Variety Challenge-Texture

Hope you all like my card and thanks so much for stopping by! :)
Your next stop is Nicole!

Marcy -- You are here!!!


  1. Marcy, your card is tunning. Your colouring is perfect. Love how you have showcased this image. Hugs Nina

  2. Your masculine Card looks so beautiful. You are also really good in this!! Love from THE netherlands,

  3. Love that image, amazing hair coloring.

  4. love the coloring and paper piecing on Ian...

  5. I MUST have some of those Prima Jeans Buttons! lol. Love those with this image and the fabulous paper and design. Such a great card!

  6. Awesome guy card. I love the coloring you did.

    Mary Ellen


  7. This is so fantastic!!! A great masculine card ~~ & how cool are those metal jean rivets..??!!?
    Way cool!! :) :) I need to pick up some, too!!
    GREAT job and I know he will love it!!
    Ties in so perfectly with his getting new jeans!!

  8. I hope you are feeling better soon! Get some rest. I think he is awesome! Great colors for a masculine card!

  9. This is awesome! Those jean rivets are PERFECT! I need some of those - they are so cute for masculine cards which always stump me too! Your coloring is beautiful as always! Hope you get over your cold soon!

  10. Love the card. Masculine cards just scare me. I'm ok with "boy" cards, but "man" cards are as foreign to me as being an Love your image and your layout. tfs Love Ya' Patricia

  11. He is awesome! Love your coloring and the fun papers and how you laid them out. I have never seen those trinkets before and they are such a perfect addition.

  12. Love this guy card!! Perfect colors!! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!

  13. I love your card. It is just perfect for a guy. TFS.
    Crafty hugs

  14. Love it! I have a hard time with guy cards, too. This looks awesome! :) Thanks for playing with us in the TGF challenges!

    Annie Rose