Friday, 13 May 2011

Another 'MAN' card!

Hi again

The other day I bought a set of the new Papermania Nostalgia car stamps.  If you're a member of the Docraft forum you may have seen the thread about them, and be aware that there was a problem with the mini cooper in the set.  Anyway, my main reason for buying them was the vintage car, so having discovered that I had one of the faulty sets I took it back and swapped it for a set by Sam Poole for Creative Expressions  which included this image, which I actually like even better.  I've come to the conclusion that one of the reasons I usually struggle with men's cards is that I try to put too much on them, so this time I decided right at the start to keep it simple and this one came together really quickly - result!  I stamped the image with a dark brown ink and decided that it looked a bit stark on basic white, so stamped a  part of a scroll stamp around the edges, and then smudged it with my finger to create a more 'vintage' frame.  The cogs are a BIGZ die which I love for men's cards.  I crackle glazed one of them to add a bit of texture, and added some eyelets with the aid of my crop-a-dile to the other one.  I really like this tool as it makes it just so easy to fix eyelets in place - so much so, that I added some more to the corners of the brown card which I embossed in the Big Shot (sorry can't remember whose embossing folder it is).  The birthday sentiment was in my stash, and I added the 'wishes' whose letters were stamped individually, and then given the same 'smudge' treatment as the frame.  I think that about sums it up.

As always, I hope you like it, and thanks for visiting.

Judi x


  1. Oh dear Judi I was looking at these stamps just yesterday and I wasn't sure what to do, now I wish I'd bought them, this is a great male card. Lovely to be bloggin' again isn't it?
    Have a good weekend. Teresa xx

  2. Hiya Judi

    My friend has the New papemania set...i will have to let her know about the fault & get her to check hers, just incase!!

    Brilliant Male card hunni...great image & fabbie layout :oD
    hugs and xxxx

  3. Wow..this is such a fantastic masculine card.I struggle so much with these..and it is nice to have some inspiration! LOVE the embellishments too!

  4. fantastic male card judi.i love the vintage image and perfect papers and design :D

    xx coops xx

  5. This is brilliant Judi.
    I can not make male cards at all!
    Well done!
    Chris x

  6. Fab man card Judi, I wish I could make them as half as good :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  7. Great card Judi. I was toying with getting the new vintage PM set but I'll hold off now, thanks for the info.

    BTW I've popped an image of the original stamp I used on my 'reviving old stash' post. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

    Edna x

  8. A fabulous guy card, just gorgeous.

    Liza x