Wednesday, 30 January 2013

One for the Boys

Well this is the theme this week for the Make My Monday challenge and often making a card suitable for a man is a challenge in itself anyway.  I've used  Tim Holtz Stampers' anonymous stamps with kraft card using both white and black inks for variety. Background paper is from the wonderful scripts pad by Prima and various bits and pieces have been used as embellishments, details below - goody, more scraps of card used!! Even the piece of black raffia was tied around a packet of home made cakes from the local farm shop - I told you I can't bear to throw anything away!!

Postage stamp punch and stamp - Stampin' Up
Tattered banner - Tim Holtz die (Sizzix)
Large oval punch - stampin' Up
Oval embossing on tag - Sizzix for SU
Cog - X-cut die with screw head brad in centre
Stampers' Anonymous stamps
Prima script pad


  1. Trying again - this card is definately great for a male, I really like the white writing, I must try that. xx Flora

  2. very masculine card Val, despite the butterflies - must be the colour scheme that makes it all work!

  3. Love the colours - I've always been drawn to browns & I just love the way your blacks really make the whole design so interesting when used in conjunction with its opposite white.
    That tag is a lovely touch with that raffia tie.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Great card Val .. I have trouble with white ink.. what brand did you use on this please.. looks good and clear!
    E xx

  5. Fabulous card for a man your use of white ink on the Kraft card and love your new cog die


  6. A super card Val. I always struggle with male cards, and this one looks really good.

    Sue x

  7. Great card Val. Love the use of white on kraft and that touch with the black raffia........I know you can't bear to throw anything away but when someone whispered into my ear that you were waiting to move into next door's house......well!!! lol

    Karen x

  8. great card for a man. What white ink did you use please ? I tried adrionrack snowcap white on kraft card and it didn`t seem to work at all x Lavinia

  9. I love your colour choices on this card Val and your layered elements work so well together. Hope you have a fantastic weekend, hugs Jenny x

  10. Hi again, A wonderful card for a male, love the collage effect. Thanks for sharing with us again at MMM. Your support is greatly appreciated. Caz

  11. Hi val. this is a fabulous card male card... love the use of black and white on the kraft card
    thanks for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B
    I'm a behind with my commenting doing a bit of catch up xx

  12. Really great card Val. Love the butterflies and the sentiment is fabulous.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM one for the boys challenge.
    Fliss xx

  13. Perfect card for a man Val and I do agree with you about the Script pad. There are some stunning designs and I was really chuffed to get it from CB recently in their sake,

    lESLEY xX