Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 2013 NinaB Designs Blog Hop: Make It Masculine

Welcome to the NinaB Designs Blog Hop! The theme of this month's hop is Make it Masculine. Father's day is just around the corner. It's a great opportunity to honor those men who mean so much to us. I have two cards for you today. One that is more involved, in the Mixed Media-inspired style I've been loving lately. The other is clean and simple.

For my first card, I did an emboss resist technique for the background using Penny Black's Puzzle Parts, Music Background and Breezy. The horse and sentiment are from The Craft's Meow's Giddy Up. This set coordinates with Spellbinders' Grommet Tag dies, which I used to cut the sentiment frame. I used various Memento inks to sponge the background. I added little flags of patterned papers from Oct Afternoon for added interest.
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My second card is clean and simple using PB Treemendous set. The reds ended up looking more pink, but who says you can't use pink on a masculine card? :) I stamped the tree heads on vellum. I mounted them with foam dots. I placed buttons to conceal them. The sentiment is from The Craft's Meow's Mother and Father set. I accented it with some Want2Scrap Chevron bling.
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Here are the products I used:
The NinaB Designs team is giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:
Prize #1: Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two Dies
   Prize #2: $20 Gift Certificate to Want2Scrap.
Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers' blogs:
Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. The winners will be announced on May 22 here on my Blog. Feel free to share this post on your Facebook page, Twitter and/or Pinterest. Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:
Thank you for joining us today!

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35 comments:

  1. These are cute, Nina!! Love the colors!!

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  2. Love the cards Nina, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Gorgeous cards - I love the masculine feel, even though they're not traditionally masculine. Perfect! And your first card really reminds me I *need* to do more emboss resist - this looks stunning!
    Thanks for the chance to win, Rx

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  4. Awesome cards--love the technique and colors on the first one and the fabulous trees on the second.

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  5. Both cards are great. I really like the vellum technique on the 2nd one. I never quite know what to do with vellum. Thanks for the idea.

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  6. Great cards! I love the colors on them both!

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  7. Thanks for featuring masculine cards! Those are always tougher to design. Love sponged background with the horse image!

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  8. Just love these cards, they are so lovely, I'm always looking for male cards as we have more males in this family than females, thanks for sharing!!!!

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  9. Lovely cards! I like the colors you chose for the first card! Lovely combination!

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  10. Wow the backgrounds on that first card are so amazing. Love the embossed white stamping on it!

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  11. Great cards! So colorful with super technique!

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  12. Oh my goodness! These are fabulous masculine cards!

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  13. Fabulous cards, I'm loving the mixed media inspired style, I'm keen to give it a go now! You did an amazing job!

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  14. Oh my goodness! I love your background on the horse card and the vellum leaves on the tree are so great with the branches showing through! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Such incredibly lovely cards. I am enthralled by the first one....the background colors and images...an exquisite work of art.

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  16. Fabulous cards Nina - I particularly love the 'mixed media' type one.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. Gorgeous cards - especially the one with the trees - like the different textures and colors you used!

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  18. Thank you for the wonderful card design idea. I love the three flags hanging from the sentiment tag. Your work is just brilliant!

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  19. WOW WOW TRIPLE WOW!! I am LOVING your FUN Designs!! Such GREAT Ideas and techniques for coloring!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  20. I always love your work Nina. Great hop.

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  21. You make such gorgeous cards. Love the colors and the resist technique on the first card. It was so clever to add buttons to the trees.

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  22. wonderful masculine cards. love the emboss resist on the 1st card, and the way you did the button and twine = very unique and I'm going to borrow that idea!! :-)

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  23. Your cards are gorgeous...I really like the much obliged it is very unique. The other one is so cleverly done I'm not sure any man would care if it had pink on it or not...it's just a color right?? :) Great cards

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  24. Love the colors in both of these cards! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  25. Both of these cards are nice but the first card is GORGEOUS! I love how you did the background and the horse is awesome! Another addition to my wish list! LOL TFS!

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  26. Wonderful cards! Love the background on the first one! WOW!

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  27. You are the queen of vibrant colors and resist background techniques! Such pretty cards. I like the pink and the bling on the Father's Day card. Different, but so effective.

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  28. Such uplifting colors for Father's Day! Love them!

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