Friday, November 15, 2013

Tractor and Tags

It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. Our hostesses for October are Tami for the Divas and Darlene for the Dazzlers.
Darlene and Tami challenged us this month to make a masculine card.  The image that Judy sent was not truly an "image"--it was a tag that was stamped in 4 different color.  There were also some specific directions......  We had to use one of the tags on our card and make it masculine.  However, we could not stamp a sentiment on the card--it had to be an image.   I really liked all of the papers that Tami sent--there were many choices to match the colors of the tags she sent.

I used one of the great tractor images in one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets--Tractor Time.  Many SU lovers know that set is an older retired set and can be hard to find.  I admit that I did get my set on eBay a few years ago and I know I paid a pretty penny (dollars) for it--but I really like to use the set for masculine cards!  I used three of the buttons Tami sent and stacked them on top of each other and completed the pile with one of the orange rhinestones.  I also layered two green ribbons on the red panel under the tag.

Here is the inside of my card.   I think I am an overachiever as I used a tag on the inside too.....................

Tami and Darlene then asked us to share a funny holiday story about someone masculine in our life.  I am not sure I have a story that fits......  As many of you know I grew up on a farm and have many tractor memories from my dad and older brother. I really do not remember any "funny" stories as it seems all I remember from the farm was lots of hard work!

Image/SentimentStampendous Small Tag/Tractor Time/Warm Words

PaperPTI Ivory, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Riding Hood Red; Pinkpaislee Old School House Days/Old School Curriculum/ Designer Papers

InkMemento Potter's Clay/Pear Tart/Tuxedo Black

Accessories--Ribbon-Various; Orange Rhinestones; Three stacked Buttons with Orange Rhinestone on top; Gold Brad

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month. All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog. I am sure you will enjoy all of the masculine cards that have been created this month!



Great card, Barb! Love your stamp choice and how you did the inside and out! Have a great weekend!


Very cute card Barb! I love the tag with the pretty! Lookng forward to sharing projects with you and welcome to IDOP! :)


That tractor stamp is really cute!!

Your layers and papers are the colors!!

Great job with the kit this month!!


Well, you really rocked this one! Love all of those colors and the tractor is perfect on the tag! Gold star for using another tag on the inside too. Great job my friend!


This is cute! I love that tractor you stamped on Tami's tag! That was a cute idea she had with her Diva kit! Great colors :)

:: BlueInks ::

Look at you Miss I Used Two Tags!!! ;)

Your card turned out so cute. I really like the way you used the embellies.

You KNOW I would have been kicked off the farm. They just get up way too early for me! LOL

Great job this month on the duel!

Carol W

What a wonderful card Barb, I love how you did the inside as well. Great job on both the inside and outside. I really like how you stacked the buttons very clever and I will have to put that in my memory for a later date. (hope I remember). Living on a farm is hard work as I used to visit many of my friends and even helped milk cows a time or two. I am so thankful we are duelers together. ♥

Liz Williams

A fabulous masculine card!


Fantastic card. I love all the tags and layered buttons. Great tractor image. Never heard of this set.

Judy McMullen

Hi Barb!
I'm finally getting around to hoping all the DDD's blogs...Better late than never! Super card. Love the way you showcased the tags both inside and out with the terrific tractor image on the front and the birthday sentiment on the inside. BTW, I would have loved to have that SU tractor set the other day for a card I was making! LOL

Jeanette (Forest Ranger)

Oh, Barb, this card is sooooooo striking! I love that tractor on the tag! And what a fun way to put everything together on - both inside and out.

Laura Jean (LJ)

Cute card barb! I love that little red tractor image ~ works perfectly with the tag!