Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Male Birthday

When I spotted the new Docraft Creativity magazine with this wonderful free stamp as a give away I thought how good it would be for male cards. I'm not entirely sure but I think this type of globe is called an orrery or maybe an astral globe - perhaps someone clever might be able to put me right on this? What I should have done was do my research before writing this post!!

I stamped three times and embossed, then cut out some of the elements to layer.  There is a great new collection of Horology items with a steampunk feel  which makes them suitable for making these often difficult cards.  The background paper is from the same range, but the embossing folder used is one I already had although there is a new one from Docrafts with clocks and cogs as well as other exciting folders and new dies (very tempting). The embellishments were cut using a new die set which has a selection of cogs but I must say they were a bit fiddly to remove from the dies when cut despite using silicone paper with the kraft card. The sentiment is one lying around on my work space which I'd stamped a while ago and not used but it seemed to just fit nicely with the rest of the card. I now have a little pile of die cuts to make up a pocket watch - again a bit fiddly to deal with but hopefully they will appear on another male card very soon.


  1. What a great mans card Val everything matching, embossed background, stamp and of course your lovely new cog dies...


  2. Astral globe is what I come up with too - oracle suggested astrolabe but I don't think so.
    Super with those cogs & the kraft colours & very apt indeed for the masculine.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. lovely Val - must look out for that mag next time am near the range! Think it is an old version of an orrery, though the one OH has isn't like it, but then his is only a few years old.............

  4. me again - OH says it is an astrolabe having seen my set - thnaks for the heads-up Val