Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Beware Pirates -Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Hmm men cards are never easy are they? And I almost dread getting asked to make a man’s card. But this time round I thought about making one without waiting to be put on the spot, I am not sure who this card will go to but I will keep it on hand till the right person comes along Winking smile. This is a set I have used very little so I pulled it out and set to work. I love the colours in this card my kind of colours .

pirates close-2

I started with a A5 Crumb Cake base, I stamped every single stamp onto it using crumb cake ink, You wont see a lot of the stamping once your layers are on. I cut a strip of Early espresso at 3cn x 10.4cm and added to my base.

Next I stamped the ship image from the Beware Pirates stamp set  onto a piece of Basic grey card measuring 8cm x 8cm. The image  was stamped in Versamark ink and embossed in white powder. Next tear a piece of Cajun craze card to go all around the grey layer, I cannot measure this as I did by eye, it doesn't need to be perfect. Stamp and ink to your heart’s content and add a tiny strip of More mustard card under the Cajun layer for extra added interest. Glue everything down making sure you add a generous helping of scrunching and curling of the edges.

pirates close

Stamp sentiment onto a strip of crumb cake and add to your card after you performed the above ageing techniques. A tiny strip of twill ribbon was inked and added to the card plus a espresso button. All done and I am pleased with it, although I won’t be making another one any time soon as I had ink all the way to my elbows but the time I finished with it Rolling on the floor laughing.

Here’s the supply list: All products Stampin’Up! unless otherwise stated.
PAPER: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Crumb cake and Cajun Craze
INK: Versamark, Crumb cake, Early espresso
STAMPS: Beware Pirates, Party this way
TOOLS: my fingernails Smile
ACCESSORIES: twill tape, button

Hope you like my inky attempt thank you for your support, till next time big Hugs xxx




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  1. That is a fab man's card. i particularly love the sailing ship image against the grey card. And beautiful colours together, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Now thats a NICE masculine card. Love it - the white embossed ship adds a great "punch" while the distressing and other more tone on tone stamps balance it nicely....I so cannot make Man Cards...thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. fabulous card. Its always so hard with mens cards, but you have done well. thanks for the inspiration
    hugs rozzy xx

  4. Fantastic colour combination, Monica! I actually love making masculine cards; but then again, I'm outnumbered by males in my house, so I have little choice. It doesn't look to me like you struggle with male cards - this is GREAT!

  5. Absolutely stunning Monica. I love this stamp set but you've really made it shine.


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