Hello and thanks for popping by.
Lots of people seem to have a bit of trouble when it comes to creating cards for the males in our lives. Jill from Paper Daisy Crafting set us a challenge in the Stampin’ For All Facebook group so that we could share our ideas for masculine cards.
I like a challenge so created this to play along…
I’ve created a similar card with floral papers in the past but I do like the look of it with Wood Textures designer series paper. This is a great design to use us scraps of papers you have been hoarding too, lol.
I have used Very Vanilla card for my base. This measures 14.5cm by 21 cm, scored and folded on the long side at 10.5 cm to create a landscape tent fold. I then added a layer of Soft Suede card measuring 10 x 14 cm.
I cut another piece of Very Vanilla card the same size as the Soft Suede one, so that I could trim it down after I’d added the Wood Textures paper. I used the Tailored Tag punch on various designs from the paper pack and glued by first one near the middle of the card with Tombow multi purpose glue. Using a wet glue means you have a bit of time to make sure you get the pieces butted up to one another. I just added more of the punched paper, working my way outwards until they overlap the card.
Tip – I worked on a silicone mat so that any glue on the bits that overlap didn’t stick to my desk! I then left the glue to dry before I trimmed the piece so that my trimmer didn’t get sticky either.
I trimmed the patchwork panel down to 9.5 x 13.5 cm. Before adding it to the card I added some Copper Trim that I’d stretched out a bit to give it a wavy look. I taped the ends to the back of the panel but I also added a few glue dots on the front so that it doesn’t move about too much.
Finally I stamped the Happy Birthday from Perennial Birthday in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla card and punched it out too. I also used the punch on some Copper Foil card which I cut in half lengthwise and added to the back of the stamped one. I then added this to my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
It amused me to use a flowery stamp set like Perennial Birthday for a masculine card. You obviously could change the sentiment to a Get Well one, Congratulations or perhaps a Father’s Day one, the choice is yours.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card. Why not pop over to the Stampin’ For All group and take part too. You don’t have to use Stampin’ Up! products or be based in the UK, everyone is welcome.
I’ve listed the products I used for my card below. You can click on any of them to visit my online Stampin’ Up! shop.
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