Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A Retirement card

Hi Crafters,

This is another card for the men in our lives.

I like using names on cards and making it the focal point of the card.

I cut the name out on my Pazzles cutter.
Phil loves steam trains so I used the Martha Stewart train border punch to add a bit of detail and to make it personal to him.

I have made this a large card, it's not quit an A4 size.
I didn't have any A3 card stock to fold in half, so I joined two A4 pieces of card together.

Well I hope he likes it.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Men's Cards for a change....

Hi Crafters,

Sorry for the absence from the blog, I have been on holiday. My hubbie and I went to Charnmouth for a week. I have some lovely photo's. I will show them later.

Anyway to today's post.
A lot of us have trouble with cards for our men folk, myself  included. So I have set about making cards just for men. I always find them so difficult to make.

This is the first card I made. A card for the rugby player in your life.

I cut the rugby ball with oval nestablities and embossed it with the cuttlebug mosaic embossing folder. I then wiped over it with clear versamark pad. I then coverd that with clear embossing powder and set with a heat gun. to give it that leather look.

A simple looking card and simple to make.

This next card again for the rugby player in your life. Was inspired by a card I saw on a blog somewhere ( I can't remember which one ). The card I saw was a basket ball .
for this card I embossed a piece of kraft card with the same Cuttlebug folder as the first card and again I used clear embossing powder to achieve the leather look. Add a bit of ribbon for the laces.

Another simple to make card.

This next card is for the footballer.

for this card I made my own template for the ball to make the shaped card. I then cut the hexagon shapes in white card .
I used a digi stamp from DigiStamp Boutique 
coloured with  ZIG Kurecolor marker pens.

Before I mounted the image I sponged black stamp pad ink around edge of the ball.

These three cards are the first in a series of cards for our menfolk. I hope I have given you some ideas.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Mulberry paper flower

Hi Crafters,

Here is a little card I made for a friend.
This is actually a copy of the original because I had to send the card before I could take a photo of it.

I have made the flower with white mulberry paper,
You can find the instructions for the flower in the side bar entitled Easy Paper Flower.

Here are close ups of the flower. you get a lovely fluffy look to it when you use mulberry paper.

To make this card I used......
Mulberry paper,
A Laura Ashley Brad,
Martha Stuart border punch,
Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder,
Die cutting machine,
White card stock,
Small piece of burgundy card to match the brad.

I just love the look of this card with just the little splash of colour.
Hope you like it. Thanks for looking.