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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

A Man's Card

Here is a card that I made for my BIL's birthday. The stamp I used is from Hobby Arts, stamped with Black Memento ink, and coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils, and using Sansodor to blend the colours. I trimmed this close to the image and matted it onto some gold coloured pearlised card. I cut another piece of this card just a little smaller than my 5"x 7" white base card, and then cut some brown card smaller again and embossed it with a Stampin Up EF, Stylish Stripes. I stuck these two pieces together and wound some bakers twine around them before sticking them to the card. I tied a small bow on the right hand side and then fixed the image panel with foam pads. I stamped the greeting onto a scrap of white card and mounted it onto matching gold card and fixed it at the base of the embossed panel. I have no idea what make this stamp is, it is one of a collection of clear greetings and sentiments that are kept for general use at my Wednesday morning crafting with friends sessions.

I am entering this at Cardz 4 Guys - Birds
                                 Simon Says Stamp - Make it Masculine
                                 Crafty Creations - All Creatures Great And Small

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  1. Gorgeous, a beautiful stamp, well designed card. Loving the embossed background and the twine. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  2. A beautiful stamp. I love the design of your card and the embossed background goes perfectly with the image. xx

  3. This is such a great card for any gentleman! I love how you softly colored the image, and that diagonal embossing looks fantastic!

  4. Your cards are really like framables, Jean. They have untold elegance and grace about them.

  5. I adore your geese Jean and the soft colouring suits the stamp so well, and also the diagonal stripes EF looks great as a masculine background and is complemented beautifully by the gold pearlescent card and the baker's twine. x

  6. A wonderful card Jean, its a super stamp to use for a male card.
    Yvonne xx

  7. I bet John liked that. It is a great image, and lovely colouring too. Kate x

  8. Just love this Jean such a delightful image its gorgeous bet your hubby loved receiving such a thoughtful card Love and hugs Carole x

  9. I love this stamp, I have the sheep one in the same series. I makes a fab masculine card so I may have to indulge. ;)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  10. Lovely card Jean, i love the image, that's a really lovely stamp, fabulous!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  11. A fab male themed design, Jean - thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  12. Fabulous male card Jean. Lovey stamp and a great design xx

  13. Love that duck image or are they geese anyway they make a fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.