Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Male Card

On the Make My Monday Challenge blog they are asking for a male themed card this week and I've made a collage style one.  There are some great examples on their blog made by the design team so worth popping over to take a look for ideas - often difficult to come up with cards for men.  Because I've mainly used bits and pieces from my 'bits' boxes this one will make a third entry (three in two weeks) for the Pixie Snippets challenge where anyone making three cards gets put into an extra draw.  Apart from the background paper which I printed from  a Funky Hand programme the remaining elements were either just lying around (the snippets of cogs) or were made using scraps of card rather than cutting into new pieces.  I was beginning to think I'd never get this card made though because my printer threw a wobbly and everything I printed came out in weird colours which entailed a lengthy process of checking all the cartridges to find out where the problem was, cleaning everything a couple of times and eventually I managed to get this paper printed in the right colour - everything kept coming out in bright pinky mauve colours which was frustrating to say the least!!

Backing Paper - Funky Hand
Image - Stampin' Up
Embossed panel - Cuttlebug folder with Treasure Gold
Cogs - Sizzix die
Sentiment - computer generated


  1. Morning Val..great male card love your masculine papers too


  2. hi Val, brilliant male themed card..hate doing them, love your great idea..

  3. Great collage card Val, love the backing papers they look fab embossed. I'm a sucker for postcard style images and this one is lovely:)
    Val x

  4. Gorgeous Val, I love it. It's great the way the backingpaper and the embossing folder match.

    Sue xx

  5. I love your card Val. Fabulous idea. Hugs Rita xx

  6. A great card, love everything about it. Hugs x ChrisB

  7. I think your collage style card is great!! I love the cogs! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan DT

  8. Looks great. Glad you got the colours sorted...frustrating i am sure but well worth the effort...Great card.

  9. Love this collage male card Val and the colours are perfect. Glad you persevered with your printer.....pesky things when they play up eh?

    Karen x

  10. Great male card Val - as you say, always difficult ones to crack and this is terrific. Well done on making the three over two weeks - you'll be in the shell folder draw!

    Hugs, Di xx

  11. Fabulous card Val, love the collage effect, great colours and from your bits box! :-)
    Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B xx