Monday, November 24, 2014

Meet Mr. Chevron

Many of us--myself included--have a hard time coming up with ideas for masculine greeting cards.  So I was delighted the other day when I stumbled upon inspiration for a masculine card while I was reading a book.

Supplies: patterned paper from October Afternoon; paint from DecoArt; stamp from Unity; ink from Hero Arts; stickers from Lily Bee.

I was geeking out with a classic Star Trek book that included a minor character named "Mr. Chevron."  What a name!  My mind ran to a pair of chevron papers that I had recently purchased, as well as a male "potty person" stamp that I recently won.  I asked myself, could I combine these new supplies to make a couple masculine cards?



Yep, it worked!  It was a good day, because I got to combine three of my favorite passtimes--reading, card making, and drinking tea.  :)



At first I was thinking of holding on to these cards to use as Father's Day greetings next summer.  But I realized I don't have to wait that long.  I've already used one as a birthday card for my uncle, and I'm sure I'll be able to use the second one soon.  Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Chevron!  ;)

20 comments:

Robyn said...

fun card. I love chevrons!

Halle said...

We all need to get our geek on every so often! Glad it was inspirational for you! Man cards are definitely a challenge!

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! I struggle with all cards but manly cards are the hardest. I love this one, it's perfect and can be for any man! Looks like a great day for you! Have a great week!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Both of your cards are adorable. I don't make many cards, but I sure like your manly cards that came from, of all things, an idea from Star Trek. Great way to think manly!

Thanks for sharing three of your loves with us for T this Tuesday, dear Denise.

Caz said...

Ah what a fun card! I love the colours! Also big thumbs up for reading Star Trek! Im a huge fan and I'm currently trying to watch every episode of every one of them on Netflix....not in one go obviously :-P

IrinaR said...

Классная открытка, Дениз!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a fantastic designed card !
Fab!
Happy T-Day!

Julia Dunnit said...

Nice. And that sort of inspiration stays with you too - bet you expand it! Happy T Day!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Well done on creating a fabulous 'man' card; and it's a great layout too. Happy T Day :o))

Sharon Fritchman said...

Adorable cards, Denise! I love your use of chevrons!!! And I want to thank you for your visit to my blog! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! HUGS!!!!

Ann Dolina said...

Great cards Denise! You really nailed it I think. Funny you're reading Star Trek at your house as we are watching it at ours. Sam's favorite is Worf and no real surprise there,

Divers and Sundry said...

I've never read that Star Trek book, but I would definitely curl up with a hot cuppa and that original series tale. Mr. Chevron! :)

Patricia said...


very beautiful chevron card !

Dianne said...

Great idea! quite clever...and of course I am a Star Trek fan from way back. Love the card, it turned out terrific...happy T day!

Dianne said...

Great idea! quite clever...and of course I am a Star Trek fan from way back. Love the card, it turned out terrific...happy T day!

Hettie said...

Brilliant card there. So funny! Maybe I will have to remember this for my Hubster as he likes Star Trek!
xx

jinxxxygirl said...

Well i think you came up with a couple of lovely masculine cards! I have to say i'm a big HUGE Star Trek fan here but i've never read the books.... Happy Tday to you! Hugs! deb

Carol L said...

Oh this is such a great idea for a card! I love chevrons and how masculine they look on a card! I really like the arrows and polka dot potty man too! Cute!

Rita said...

Fun idea! It is harder to make masculine cards. These are cute. Happy Belated T-Day! :)

Lynette Jacobs said...

The perfect masculine card.