January 29, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #16

I recently found the Cuttlebug Challenge blog and decided to make a card today for the distressing challenge. It took me almost all day, but with a two year old, everything takes almost all day. Since I like using distressing on masculine cards, I made this Father's Day card--

I embossed the cardstock with the Spots & Dots embossing folder and added some machine stitching around the edges. I distressed all the edges of the cardstock and tag (love the tip for using a little water--it made the distressing a lot easier) and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in vintage photo. The star is a Sizzix die cut I painted and sanded. Thanks for looking!


  1. This is so nice, I really like the masculine look, and the stitching just fits perfect. Great card

  2. Love this! I'm so bad at masculine cards, but this one turned out great!

    Just found you thru OWOH...like what I see so far! ;)

  3. i have 4 boys in my household, so i absolutely LOVE masculine cards & you made it look so easy! love it!

    thanks for the inspiration this week @ www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

  4. This is 'a number one' card!! Lovely!!



  5. Beautiful card! I LOVE all of the stitching and the details. Thanks for joining us this week at CB Challenge.

  6. great distressing, cool card
    thanks for joining us this week

  7. Great card Steph! I too think distressing = masculine cards so great minds...! Love all the stitching and all distressed to perfection!
    Thanks for taking part in this week at Cuttlebug Challenges.
    Hugs Mrs Jx

  8. it turned out great!! i have a 2 year old too so i can sympathize!! thanks for joining us this week at CBC

  9. A great card and totally brilliant for males.
    Thanks for joining us this week and I do hope you will be able to join us at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/ again for our next challenge.
    Ann xxx

  10. Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog
    I really envy you for being able to make masculine cards. Look what I came up with when I had to make one. Please don't laugh :P

  11. Oh yes this works so well love it. perfect take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in the Cuttlebug Challenge.

  12. Really adorable card...love the stitching! Great job with the distressing challenge!