Friday, June 5, 2020

Masculine Card


Today's card was made for my husband for father's day. He once owned a red and white truck like this so I thought he'd get a kick out of it. The background panel was a piece of light blue cardstock that I stamped with a SNSS woodgrain clear stamp in a dark blue colored ink, then die cut it, (along with the sentiment panel) with a set of GMD dies. I layered it on black, white, and finally a black card base. The truck die was a gift from a friend and has no name on it. I colored it with Copics. The sentiment is by Taylored Expressions and I added a little red flag banner to balance things out.
I will enter this into the following challenges:


Dies R Us challenge #146 - It's Dad's Day 

Cardz 4 Guyz #246 - Father's Day

As for this new blogger format, I keep trying to use it, but each time I post, the old format appears when I post a card, while the comment and reading list sections remain the new format. Twice now I've tried reverting back to the old format, then clicked the new blogger again; used the new format again to post a card, but when I went back to post the next time, the old format for posting appeared again; while the reading list and comment sections remained the new format. My inlinx photos only show occasionally - most times it's just a little grey box and now when I visit blogs, there are no cards visible until I hit the refresh button for each and every one. For a relatively new computer, these issues are frustrating and make me wonder how much longer I want to continue doing this. I've been reading and trying to find a fix, but so far nothing.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and have a great day! May your troubles be fewer than mine :)

Carol

18 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

A Super idea for the card Carol, love it and the background die. Sorry can't help witht eh blogger thingy, I didn't have any trouble apart from finding things, like a new post is the red circle with the plus sign, it got me scratching my head then a duh! moment.
Take care
Faith x

jimlynn said...

CUTE card and yes, he's going to love it. Love that red pin stripe on the truck!!
lynn

crafty-stamper said...

Great masculine card and love the dies -not plucked up the courage to use the new blogger yet and no good comments about it yet!
Carol x

*Vicki* said...

That is one thing about being a cardmaker, is that we can personalize it to fit with the recipient and I think that's so cool! He will love it and I think you've paired it beautifully with the background and sentiment! It's a fantatic masculine design! Have a great weekend my friend!

cotnob said...

A super masculine make Carol, a great die cut truck.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Claire said...

Aww such a nice card to celebrate your husbands old truck complete with matching colours. Love the background and how fab to have the perfect sentiment. I wouldn't worry too much about Blogger, I think the problem is with them as some blogs I've visited using the new format just show me a blank image box. I've been able to just click on the image box and it appears... the saying goes, if it ain't broke don't fix it - guess Blogger missed that memo x

Liz said...

Sounds like this will be a perfect design for your husband, Carol. Great card!

Hopefully by the time we all have to use the new blogger format, all the glitches will be sorted out. I've only had a little play on my last post, which seemed to be okay, but I've reverted back to the original one for now. xx

Maria said...

I’m sure your husband will love this fun card with the wonderful truck! Awesome background and great addition with the red flag! I haven’t tried the new blogger yet. I haven’t found the courage to do so, lol!

aussie aNNie said...

Cool card and awesome design with this background...hope all's good.♥

Janice M said...

Great masculine card! Love the truck. It's sure to make your husband smile! Sorry about the computer/blogger issues! I hate trying to figure out new tech stuff!!

JD/ Jill said...

Great card! Very creative! I'm sure Butch loved it.

I haven't visited my blog for while now..and I It's more than a month since I've posted a card. Now I'm a little nervous about posting something. I have to give it a try and see how it goes.

Brenda in IN said...

A cute card that will bring back memories for him. Love the sentiment!

Donna said...

What a cool card, I like your wood grain background and he will love the truck and the cool sentiment!

Stampsnob. said...

Reminds me my husband had a small truck. The young lady at the hardware store always told him he had half a truck Great card Carol.....Lis

Kathy Krug said...

Great card for our challenge at DRU Love the sentiment with the truck. Thanks for taking time to link up with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

Kathy
DRU DT

Deb said...

Fabulous masculine card, love that die cut truck! Sorry you're having computer issues hope it all gets sorted out soon!
Debxx

Cazro said...

A cool card for your Trucker. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT

Wendy said...

Oh how cool is this?! I love the truck die and your woodgrain background! Perfect for Father's Day! Well done, Carol! :)