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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Start Your Engines!


 Hi All, this was a really fun set to work with, Start Your Engines by Gecko Galz.  I usually have a tough time with guy cards but these came together really easily.  The envie liner in the first 2 cards is just the racing trim enlarged in Word.  The gorgeous paper in 3 and 4 are from Bold Black and White from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff .  The 5th card used paper from Gecko Galz Chocolate Box set.  As you can see I used my Perfect Layers Square and Rulers to get the precise layers on all my cards, see my sidebar for a coupon or click on my link above.  You can see I made a mistake when I made my frames, I should have framed the images in black then red then black, I did not like the look without that extra layer of black so I added a very carefully placed trim of black Stickles on the first 4 images since I use Art Glitter Glue to hold it all in place and there is no going back from there!  
See the little tags?  My DH advised me that the envie liners were "dumb" because once the envelope gets sealed no one knows it's there.  He assumes everyone tears it open like a savage, ha ha.  He did have a good idea though so these are my first (successful) attempts at envelope sealers.  I tried making round ones but I can't seem to figure out how to down size the image without losing all the definition.  I ran the first 4 scraps through my Zyron (it really does make stickers) and the last one was printed onto an address label.
Well that's it, thanks as always for looking.  ~Diane

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20 comments:

  1. Awesome masculine card set. Love the designer papers you have used.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. Fantastic card selection, love the papers you have used, too. A very dramatic selection! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. the are gorgeous, unusual and unique!

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  4. Always enJOY red, white and black. Lovely work as usual.

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  5. Brilliant cards and thank you very much for the info. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Those are so fun!! The checkered flag paper is too cool! Goes perfect with those fancy cars!!
    xxD

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  7. Diane these cards are awesome. You did an amazing job like always and I love the details, colors and fun style. Each card you create is simply perfect and always so professional. Well, because you are a pro!!

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  8. These are absolutely perfect cards for my guy. Cars, racing, checkered flags...Oh Yeah!!! Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

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  9. Hey sweetie these are all amazing perfect male cards hugs Pops x

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  10. woozers girl, you have out done even yourself, stunning each one, hugs

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  11. oh gosh Hun these are brilliant male cards,you sure have not lost your touch sweetie,just stunning,bless you for popping over to my blog,hun and for your,wonderful support take care my friend hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

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  12. You are killing me over here! Oh I so love the racing car theme you have created. What great cards for anyone who enjoys speed! The matching envelopes are incredible! Love these! Have a great Memorial Weekend! Hugs!

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  13. All terrific cards and I'd like the matching envelopes. Great idea of your husband's too

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  14. fabulous set of cards from this collage sheet. I love how you always have matching envelope liners.

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  15. These are all so fun! I love the papers you used. The images are so masculine and charming.

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  16. WOW, Diane, these are AMAZING!!! Sooo cleverly creative, you are!!! ;~)

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  17. Oh what a great collection of masculine cards Diane! Love the checkerboard banner and neat photos!

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  18. Hi Diane, I love seeing these darling cards once again. Well, I guess darling is not the right word to describe them, but they are awesome. Thank you for stopping by.
    Have a great weekend my friend and many blessings come your way.
    Hugs!

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  19. I love each of your cards Diane!! Perfect Masculine cards!! Great use of the GG sheet!!
    Hugs!!
    Heather

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  20. Such neat cards for men... each one is better than the other.
    Love,
    M

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