Thursday, 2 April 2015

It's a Man's World...

Hello Again,

Today's DT inspiration post is a rare card for a man, we make too few of these us crafter's lol  So this months theme for the fabulous Crafting Muskateers Challenge Blogs gave me the push I needed to dust off my messy stuff!

Oh, the great sponsor for this months challenge is JGD Crafts so make sure you hop over and take a peek and enter the challenge for a chance of winning an awesome prize...

So, here's my make...
Embossed and sanded backing

You lot know about my 'scraps' inserts by now lol
Here's the hows and whats:
As the sponsor stocks a wide variety of crafting goodies I thought I would use a few bits on this make for a man..
The backing is Coordination card stock with the black layer being embossed using Di'sire embossing folder, pocket watch.  I sanded it back and then rubbed over with Brusho's picked up on a baby wipe.
I then stamped cogs in VersaMark and embossed using Rangers Distress Embossing Powder in Antique Linen.
The final touch for the backing was to distress it a bit more by tearing the edges and then 'swiping' across horizontally with Ranger Distress Paint Dauber in Mushroom and Eggplant.
Now the stuff on top!
The little man and words are all from the same stamp set as the cogs, by Prima.  Stamped on watercolour card, splashed with Brusho's and then fussy cut.  The left over bits were used to punch out the hearts.
I distressed a wooden heart and a hand cut card heart using Mushroom Crackle Paint and then with the same paint daubers....I added a couple of swipes of Pinflair Buff It in Antique Silver too!  The wooden frame was treated the same way.
To hold the large wooden heart (which is free from the card so adds movement) I added a chain and then stuck with hot glue.  To hid this I had first created a folded 'pelmet' out of left over Coordination Card, as you can see.  I also used it to hide the glue for the burlap.
The a few more metal embellies and that is about it.
My supplies were purchased here:
That Craft Place
Crafters Companion

Here's the close ups:

My fav pic! lol
Thank you so much for stopping by and putting up with all those pics! lol  I'd love for you to follow my blog too so I can keep sharing with you x

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

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  1. Wow Sandie, fabulous male card, I love the metal feel and the embellishments are great. Love how you have created the background and really like the little got metal man. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. This is fabulous Sandie, love the background and all the embellishments. Great male card!
    Linda xxx

  3. Fabulous card, love all the elements and background x

  4. Adding my voice to the others: your card is definitely manly-man perfect! So many details to delight in! Thank you for joining the gallery at The Pink Elephant!
    ~c (TPE Guest Designer)

  5. Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

  6. Nice card, Sandie! Lots of detail, texture and depth! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  7. The background and all the embellishments are perfect for a man card.
    Thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog and hope to see you again! Hugs, Kat DT
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  8. Fabulous card and love all the embellishments and texture--Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  9. I like all of the textures you used on your card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart this week.

  10. What a creative card! Love the texture and design elements. Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Inspiration Destination Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  11. Fabulous. Love all the texture and movement. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.


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Sandie xxx