Monday, August 19, 2013

Cards for men

Here are six cards designed for men.
To create these cards I had to make a little bit of a mind change,
a colour, theme and embellishment change.
I hope you like them....
This card is 5" x 6".
Colour the Tim Holtz Tissue paper with the Distress stains of your choice.
Remember you can always add colour, but you can't take it away.
Die the twill tape with Adirondack Colour Wash.
Use the ink blending tool to colour the background of the stamped image
with Distress inks. The gear element is embossed with one layer of
pewter embossing powder.

Stamp the image with Archival black ink. Colour the scarf and the hat
with Distress markers and blend with a water pen.
Use a Spellbinders die to get the torn note book effect of the rust colour paper.
Emboss the sentiment with a double layer of charcoal embossing powder.
The gear embellishment only has one layer of pewter embossing powder.

This easel card is easy if you measure carefully.
Start with a 12"x 6" brown card stock.
Score and fold in half. Now your card is 6"x 6".
 Then score the front page at 3 inches and fold back.
The rust pattern paper with the stamps and the rust pattern paper with the
Eiffel towers need to be the same width.
The green card stock for matting and the rust card stock
for matting also needs to match as well.
Mount the piece of paper with the stamps on foam squares
so that when you open the card it will stand on its own.
I hope the instructions are clear. It is sometimes not that easy to explain
things in another language.
I also have a little trouble loading the photos of one of the cards,
but as always.... will try again and
hopefully will publish it soon.

This card is also 6" x 6".
Start by placing the four picture squares onto the brown pattern paper.
Measure and cut. Then mat the brown pattern paper onto the red pattern paper.
Get the measurements for the cream card stock.
Put the four pictures on foam squares to get dimension on the card.
Stick the two embellishments to the bottom left picture.
For the younger guys, something more funky.
Not as busy as the previous ones, but still interesting.
I used stamps from my 7Gypsies collections.
This was the photo that did not want to load onto the blog.
At last!!
The dies I used for the green and white card stock, are from Sizzex.
The stamp pad is from Ranger. Archival Coffee.
Today I am getting some Tim Holtz stamps that I ordered.
I am excited, it is stamps I can use to create more cards for the men.
Keep Well!


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