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Two Masculine Cards

Hi Everyone,

I am still in Father's Dy card mood and what better to use than those funky crazy birds bu Tim Holtz. This one I dressed up with a top hat and brad glasses. The colors are from the current Male Room challenge - see below. 

I used watercolor paper and water colors and of course those splatters - they have to be there... The sentiments are a combination of CASual Friday stamps and Studio G stamps.

Linking up with:

Cardz 4 Guyz - Wildlife - although this bird looks rather tame to me ;)
Addicted to CAS - animal

     Cardz 4 Guyz LogoATCAS - code word animal

And now I have a second card to share - made them with my brand new Winnie and Walter stamps. I wanted to play in their challenges now for a long time, but had no supplies...finally Anita from My Papercraft World pushed me over the edge, I caved in and got myself some goodies :))))

All stamps are by W&W - the "wishes" sentiment is fuzzy cut and heat embossed in silver. the geometric pattern at the bottom half is heat embossed in clear. Left a small strip of white card stock at the top and left side of the card and rounded a corner, some sequins and that' its.

In case you are wondering how I came up with this - I was inspired by chewing gum. Yep. Chewing gum - see this:

Saw it while grocery shopping last week and though this would be a great card to make....and bought it just for that reason...That design I may have to use again, but my W&W supplies did not include any circles...

Linking up with:

DoubleClick Skittles - Birthday - substituting sequins for skittles
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday


Becca Cruger said…
Awesome masculine cards. Love the top hat addition on your bird. And that second card? Wowzas! That is spiffy!!! I always think it's funny what a crafter can get inspired by
SonjaK said…
Wunderbare Karten! Der verrückte Vogel mit Brille und Zylinder ist einfach einmalig. :o)
Debra James said…
Fantastic cards..but my favourite has to be the crazy bird card.. I love these birds! Such an Awesome card- especially with his top hat and glasses.
Ela said…
Wow, super gelungen!
Cazro said…
A wonderful card for Dad. The combination to make the sentiment is awesome. Great TH bird. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz
Vicki Dutcher said…
Awesome use of the colors! I just love those funny birds~ Thanks for joining in at TMR~

ps - What does your blog name mean?
Barb Ghig said…
You have really outdone yourself today, Cornelia! Your first card is so fun...LOVE how you colored and added glasses to the Crazy Bird! I also love your 2nd card! Clear embossing on black looks amazing and I love the geometric patten on the star...very cool! How fun that a pack of gum inspired this card...WOW!
Guten Morgen Cornelia,
die komischen Vögel sind absolut dein Ding. Aber die schwarze Karte ist der Hammer, ganz ganz großartig.
Deine Ideen - wo auch immer die her kommen ;)))) sensationell.
GlG Elisabeth
Sarah G said…
Stunning - I have kept thinking about getting those Tim Holtz birds and you may have finally done for me! Love the top hat and fab colours. Your second card is so striking - love the black base and those geometric shapes - great take on the chewing gum :)
papierelle said…
Den verrückten Vogel hast Du perfekt gepimpt!!
LG Gundi
Unknown said…
Great card! Love the bird all dressed up! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!
BożenA said…
Bird hat is so elegant! Great modification, the project gained much! On the other card so much going on. She never bored.
sue t. said…
Those birds from time are a screech! I have to get them! Love your card, thanks for joining us at the Male Room! oh yeah- ya gotta have splatters!!
Suchi said…
Both of the cards are really sweet yet masculine! Thanks for sharing Cornelia! <3
Suchi xx
Anita in France said…
How elegant and dapper is that crazy bird with his top hat and glasses, Cornelia ... he's so fun! Oh my ... your geometric delight ... stunning, gorgeous, brilliant! The clear embossed borders are fabulous and I LOVE that star with the coloured facets! Thanks so much for the shout out ... I'm thinking being pushed over the edge was definitely 'A Good Thing'!! Anita :)
Pam said…
Fabulous cards! Love that bird.
Bonnie said…
LOVE this funky bird with the top hat, Cornelia! And who needs circles when you can do stars! So glad you shared with us at ATCAS!
Julie B said…
Who thought chewing gum could be so inspiring, a super set of cards and those TH birds are so much fun.
Thanks for linking up at Cardz4Guyz too. :)
Kimbo said…
Just love your crazy bird and the colours are great

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x
cm said…
Awesome x 2, Cornelia! Your bird is quite the handsome gent, sporting his specs and top hat. Your second card: holy moley! Impressive in every way! If this is the result of being 'pushed over the edge', well, you've sure landed on your feet in exceptional style! WOW!
Joan said…
Oh how I love your crazy bird with his top hat!

Thanks girl joining us at cardz4guyz

Beth F. said…
Fabulous masculine cards! Thank you for joining the DoubleClick Birthday Challenge!
Beth, GDT
Beth's Beauties
Taunya Butler said…
This cars is a spectacular piece of art!! Love the coolness of it and that you got your inspiration from a gum pack is just amazing and shows how creative you are!!! Super well done!!! So glad you joined us over at DoubleClick for the Happy Birthday challenge!!

Taunya Butler( Design Team
Deborah Frings said…
Stunning! Both cards are brilliant. Love the vibrant jewel tones on your second card. But it's the Father's Day card that I just think is wonderful. Great image, super sentiment and fab use of our colours. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!
Love the black background! Your inspiration is awesome! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!
Loll said…
Two fantastic cards! LOVE those crazy birds ... and they are on my wish list - need to get them soon!! So adorable with those glasses and top hat. And your geometric star card is so cool. Love the design. You just never know what's going to inspire ... glad you went grocery shopping! :) Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx
Kim Heggins said…
OH my....what a fantastic pair of stunning cards! Both so different yet both really stand out with all you amazing and fabulous details.
Kim Heggins said…
Cornelia...back again to thank you for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles - guest Designer Kim
Taheerah said…
Your chewing gum packet inspired geometric card is just awesome! I love how the elements are clustered and how you kept the card from being too bold by not heat embossing the main faceted pattern! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!
Nancy said…
Love where your inspiration comes from and the embossed geometric shape is subtle and a sensational idea! We really appreciate you joining us at Seize the Birthday and hope you will join us again soon!
JoAnn said…
Great masculine cards. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
Monika Reeck said…
Congrats on being pick at the male room dear your bird card all are the winner you are so great at making bird card Cornelia
me not haha...better I make other cards..and that card with idea of chewing gum is totally coooolll black and that colors looks so awesome Cornelia
I try to catch up I know I must du so much hehehe

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