Thursday, 5 April 2012

Men's cards don't have to be Sport or Transport

I won a gorgeous stamp set from Crafty Individuals last month and thought it would make a fantastic man's card when teamed with blues and greens.

"Be like the bird..."

The trees image was stamped twice with distress inks onto inked card and both the images decorated with Perfect Pearls, one in green patina and the other in blue patina. The blue central tree was cut out and mounted on the other image with foam pads to raise it up. The birds were also stamped and dusted, and the sentiment stamped in archival ink. All these stamps are from the same stamp set.

The main panel and a larger piece of blue patterned paper were both matted onto black card. Lace and black Elegant Flourishes were adhered to the larger panel, then the smaller panel glued on top.


Flowers were layered together with a blue brad to make a stylised blue daffodil. You see, even men's cards can be pretty! The men must get so bored with the sport or transport themes that seem to dominate the market; it's nice to try something a bit different.


Sizzix Bigz die - Elegant Flourishes
Crafty Individuals unmounted stamp set - CI-287
Distress Inks
Archival Ink: Jet black
Perfect Pearls - Green Patina, Blue Patina
Cardstock: black 160gsm, white, 160gsm & 300gsm
Patterned paper
Fabric & paper flowers
Blue brad

Entered for the following challenge:
Joanna Sheen - it's a Man's World
Crafty Individuals - Time For Summer


  1. It is lovely that you inked up your prize for this month's entry.
    Wonderful shades of blue on your card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Individuals Challenge.

  2. A wonderful card in a great color scheme.

  3. So true and include flowers as your card hosts! Your card is fantastic, love everything about it...
    Its lovely having you participate in this fortnights challenge on the Joanna Sheen blog...

  4. Fantastic card Maddy, I love the stamps youve used. I love the colours. Brilliant card for a man. Lee x

  5. Lovely male card. Love the stamps and colours you have used. Alison xxx

  6. Great to see a man's card with a nature theme, and such lovely colours too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Individuals. Jean

  7. Terrific man's card. Annette x

  8. Great male card, love the stamps and colours x


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