Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Cards for Men (Part I)

Men's cards are generally far from easy to create for me as with most card makers however, with the new sports men stamps from Stamp Addicts they have answered a much needed prayer for me.  As you will see from this card, I have made for my father in law (a tad early as I then found out his birthday isnt until November lol!) I stamped the footballer image in memento black ink and coloured using an assortment of promarkers from my stash, I then added grass using distress markers in crushed olive and forest moss on a peg stamp from my craft room.

Once I had completed colouring the image I cur this out and embossed it using a spellbinder die and my cuttlebug.  Before removing the die I highlighted the image using tumbled glass distress ink (to keep with the Chelsea FC theme).

I traced the outside of the die on to navy cardstock and cut this out as the mat for my main image and stuck them together using double sided tape.

I then cut some green mats from card stock, the left hand panel I embossed on the cuttlebug with an embossing folder in circles, the three individual squares were cut out, embossed and shaped with a Crop A Dile Corner Punch.  The last green mat was stamped over using the grass stamp and a dot peg stamp using the forest moss and crushed olive distressed inks.

I then layered the card up as you see above using dimensional clear 3D tape for the middle blue mat and the right hand side of the character image.

To complete the card I used a round sentiment stamp with navy dye ink and created a rosette using silver ribbon.

I hope you like it.

Many thanks

Em x

1 comment:

  1. This is a fantastic card Emma and just love the striking colours you have used. a great image as well
    x catherine


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