Sunday, May 2, 2010

You're the Man Day 2

Well, I just wanted to see how hard I could make our little guessing game, and well it's looks like I achieved that! It's funny because I can still see the set, but obviously that's because I designed it!

So let me tell you about this set. My husband Chase played a huge part in this set. Actually if you remember this video, Chase was testing some of the images for me back then. This set, just like For the Love of Dots, was a set that I needed. I did not have one masculine set before this set. I knew I wanted something graphic and clean and truly for the men in my life. As our Design team member Dana says, "I love that it is truly masculine." Chase was great in making sure it was just that, masculine.


Today I wanted to show you have great just the images from the set. I've stamp all of the images in black to create these three simple, clean cards. 



This set has several background building pieces as well as interchangeable sentiments that can be used with the frame featured in these cards or without.


Thanks to Kristina Werner there's been a lot of talk about one layer cards, and this set is super easy to use for that exact thing. The only extra thing I used on these cards was a little crystal effects on the screws!

And this is truly the beginning of what this set has to offer! I'll be breaking down all the pieces as we go along this week!

And I have a special treat to show you.  I challenged the Design Team and Guest Designers to not only make cards for men, but to also make an everyday card as well. You are really going to be amazed at their work and how great the chevron/tire tracks look on any card! First up is the fabulous Paulina.
 

For the above card she used You're the May, Key to My Heart and Look Up! Don't you love how well the sets work together? And that first card!!!! So fun yet. I love how just adding your own coloring to the background stamps gives them such a great look! Visit Paulina's blog for more details!

And here's the schedule for the rest of the week!

May 3: Alice will be bringing you her latest creations, and I'll show you more peeks from me!
May 4: Dana will showcase her cards and I'll have a video showing you You're the Man and all the little tricks to the set!
May 5: I have two very special guest designers that will be featured! I've already seen their cards and you don't want to miss them!
May 6: Release of the new set!

Oh and don't forget I'll be drawing one winner to receive the set from all the comments through May 5th at 10 pm central. So what do you think? Do you think masculine cards are hard? I hope I've created a set that will help us ALL in making them easier!

37 comments:

Erin said...

This is definitely an area where I struggle - masculine cards! PERFECT set for that! Can't wait to see more!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! NOT what I would have thought but YES definitely needed! You have a great eye for the holes in the industry! Great job hon! Left you a blog award on my blog!

Tammy said...

I love how the background building stamp looks both like tire track marks and can be used to create a herringbone pattern! Just yesterday I needed some tire track images when I was making my son's "I {heart} Road Hockey" scrapbook layout. Great set!!

Laurel said...

LOVE these!

StampinCathy said...

Love this set so far. I have problems doing manly man cards. the cards are fabulous and what a fun week this will be with all the MOJO for this set. Can't wait! Hope you guys are staying dry!

Summer Braxton said...

Yes, masculine cards are hard... mainly because I'm not drawn to buy any man stamps..... but these are pretty fab.

Aimes said...

Anything to help those dreaded 'guy cards' is a blessing in my book!!!
Hey I was kinda right then on my guess! Loving the clean, graphic style I'm seeing so far...can't wait to see more!
Aimes
x

Karin said...

Very innovative set! Great job in the design of it :)

Sasya said...

wow!! these cards are amazing!! i think cards for men are always difficult to create but your result is just perfect!!

Karen B. said...

I think that masculine cards are difficult because there isn't a lot of product out there to help us out so thanks for giving us one option. Cool set.

Amy Heller said...

Oh, these are sooo cool Courtney! I LOVE those tire treads! They'd be great on a LO, too!!

BonnieRose said...

very cute set Courtney!

Nancy L. said...

awesome, man :)
this would be my perfect first "man" set!

Laurel said...

Great job distorting because I would have never guessed! I definitely need a masculine set! This is awesome!

Wendy said...

LOVE the new set, and great samples too!

Ann said...

Wow, what a great set! Love the samples!

~amy~ said...

Looks like a great a masculine set!!!! Fabbie cards!

Karen said...

Great set, Courtney! I really like the screws & bolts and even better that they are so well suited to a one layer card! :>

Laural-Lee said...

Love the font of the sentiments and those tire tracks are an awesome idea!! Would make a great herringbone pattern too. This looks like the masculine set I've been waiting for.

Gina said...

WOW these look great.

de said...

OMG these are amazing!!!!

Laura.K said...

Wow. This is such a wonderful set. Men cards are so difficult, but with this set.......piece of cake.

I can't wait to see the rest of the set.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

FABULOUS Court!!

Liz Thomas (wifelady) said...

I can't wait to see more samples! I haven't been able to find a manly set that wasn't golf or classic car related - the guys in my family don't fall into those themes. This set looks like it will fit my bill! Can't wait till release day!

Lisa Petrella said...

WoooHoooo! You've done it again, Courtney! I LOVE this set---the hardware, the background builders, the mix-n-match sentiments!! Finally a solution for making cards for the guys in my life!

Winter said...

I remember this set! I never got to see them stamped on paper, but WOW they look so good! Great job Chase! :)

clouds shadler said...

oh how coool! what an awesome set Courtney, this is a must have for sure! Can't wait to get it, yer right, we all need a manly stamp set like this one! Awesomeness, what fun cards!

Hugs
Clouds :D

Mariana said...

What a great set! I love the tire marks!!

Dana Gustafson said...

I love where your mind goes with this cool sets for the guys in our lives. Thanks to Chase too for his help with this one :)

Julie E said...

Yes, "guy" cards are difficult for me to find inspiration for and actually make! I really like the fact that your latest set has great backgrounds in addition to the "guy" stuff!!!

Kim Wilson said...

Yay! I wasnt crazy :) I thought it said something about your the man but wasnt sure since it was sooo distorted! Great job Courtney this set is amazing! I love the tire tracks, I have a car set that this will go so well with !!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

great stamps for guy cards!

Diane Jaquay said...

OK, I'm reeeeeally loving what I'm seeing here! Could this be the set that pushes me over the edge to finally order a set of your stamps?? I think maybe it could :)

AnitaRex said...

What great cards! I just love that screw! Good for you for getting Chase involved he really helped make it manly!

Hannah said...

Love the stamp set!! I'm in dire need of some masculine stamps.

Kay said...

This stamp set could not be more perfect for the men in our lives! And I love it that Chase helped you design it. He would definitely know what a guy would like to see on a "man" card! Your cards are FANTASTIC!! ♥♥ Kay

craft_princess said...

What a great set! That sure would make masculine cards more easy!