Thanks for Keeeping it Real, Boss!

I’ve got some exciting news – I’m joining the Tiddly Inks Challenges Design Team for a short while! This is my first card and our challenge fr this week is to create a Manly card. I thought the best way to select an image would be to ask the only man in our house – he’s out ruled by four girls and surprisingly manages to hold his own among all the pink, dolls, stuffed animals and blankies. ;D


I made this card using “Thanks for Keeping it Real, Boss” but it should really be called “Another day at the office” or something more clinical like “Yes Boss, how may I help you?” Too many years in the work force I suppose.


I used earth tones for this card and kept it simply trying to go for a guy feel. The paper is actually for pet lovers but I had to use it – it included the perfect hidden message that I kept at the bottom for a secret sentiment. All the words needed to explain a bad day at work.


I’ve been needing to work on some much needed manly cards so this was the perfect challenge for me. Plus with Fathers Day coming up I’m sure to use them all! Hope you can come along to play in the challenge this week!


DT Challenge: Tiddly Inks Challenges #49 (Manly Men)
Main Stamp:
Thanks for Keeeping it Real, Boss! (TI)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E21
-browns: E57, E59; E43, E44, E47, E49
-reds: E13, E17, E19
-yellows: Y11, Y23, Y26
-greens: E81, E89
-blues: B41, B45
-grays: C1, C3; W2, W4, W6, W8

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21 thoughts on “Thanks for Keeeping it Real, Boss!

  1. LOVE it girly!!! Fabulous colors – my hubs is pretty much out numbered too – I love the image he picked and you colored it fabulously!! Great papers too – the words across the bottom are hilarious with this image!hugs,M

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  2. LOVE it girly!!! Fabulous colors – my hubs is pretty much out numbered too – I love the image he picked and you colored it fabulously!! Great papers too – the words across the bottom are hilarious with this image!hugs,M

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  3. Haha, love the sentiment DP at the bottom. Been there, feeling like the office dog or slave. Super Cute. I love the corderoy buttons.Awesome colouring, the desk looks like a real faux wood desk. I love your distressed edges too, I don't do that often enough with my cards.

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  4. Haha, love the sentiment DP at the bottom. Been there, feeling like the office dog or slave. Super Cute. I love the corderoy buttons.Awesome colouring, the desk looks like a real faux wood desk. I love your distressed edges too, I don't do that often enough with my cards.

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  5. Barbara – this card is super!! I hadn't seen this image in the shop, but your card makes me want to go buy it!!!! Fab job!

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