Tuesday, 11 February 2014

One for the Men

Greetings to one and all, me again! I shall be blogging each day this week to make up for my silence last month, and although this makes three cards in a row, there is something different coming your way shortly!

Today's make brings a distinctly masculine card-I have been calling it a 'Dad card' as every component reminds me of my dad!  If anyone's dad is like mine, then this would be the perfect card for him beit for a birthday or for Fathers' Day ;)

This is an A5 card, I figured it made a change from the small square cards I have blogged so far this week!  All stamps used are by Visible Image.
The tools were stamped on to small (4cm x 4cm) squares of card that had been distressed, then they were varnished and allowed to dry before fixing them to the front of the card using 3D foam pads-I am not sure the shine of these 'tiles' is visible in the photo but it is very effective.

Items used:
Blank silver grey A4 card
dark blue card (for layering)
white card for stamping on
Distress Inks in: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Stormy Skies and Chipped Sapphire
Versafine ink in Deep Lagoon
foam pads
Gold embossing powder
Daler-Rowney Watercolour Varnish

I enjoyed making this card, in fact, it felt as if it made itself!
Let me know what you think and, until next time-Happy Crafting!

Challenges entered:
Visible Image- Love (because my dad LOVES to use tools and create things out in his garage! and I love my dad)
Cards und More- Men Only Cards
Allsorts- Colours beginning with 'B'
Crafty Card Makers- This is a man's world


  1. This is a fabulous card for any man.
    Linda xxx

  2. lovely mens card, thanks for joining us at Cards und More and good luck, hugs, Marion

  3. It really is a great masculine card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here which runs until 5th March.

    B x

  4. This is awesome !!! Love what you have created.
    Thank you for joining us at Visible Image for this months challenge x

  5. Thanks for sharing this fabulous masculine card with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  6. Fantastic male card, thank you for sharing it with us at CCM&M this time.

  7. A fabulous masculine card. I love those tool images and the distressing. The duo backing adds the look of texture to the card. Brilliant.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  8. Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

  9. Thank you all for your kind comments, I really appreciate them :)

  10. Great little set of stamps - perfect for a male themed card. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at CCM&M. Cxx

  11. Great card for a man. Simple but effective.

  12. Great masculine card!! Thanks for joining the Love challenge at Visible Image!!

  13. Great card, good luck in our February challenge at visible image