Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Masculine Cards

I always need men's cards and have made a few different, but similar ones here.  I used a French encyclopaedia that I bought at a boot fair when I visited my cousin in France last year.  The stamps are mostly from Katzelkraft apart from the text circles which are Crafty Individuals.

The papers were distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and with my paper distresser.  The  pages are mounted onto embossed brown card using either the brick wall or tree bark pattern embossing folders.

Sorry about the glare here, it was a dismal day and I had to use the light.  All the images are stamped in black Archival and embossed in clear ink.

The bottle caps were crushed on my Big Kick embossing machine - which I discovered only after trying to bash them with a hammer (lol)  and made a big mess.  Anyway I stamped the circle travel text and the clock onto white card, punched them out and used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to age them a bit.  After glueing them into the bottle caps I applied Glossy Accents all over and let them dry.

This one is done using two pieces from the book and I am sorry about the glare on the plane, it is black Archival.  These were so quick to do, apart from waiting for the Glossy Accents to dry.  They are not great works of art but sometimes you just need a quick card. Thanks for looking and any comments gratefully received.


Kate M said...

Great mens cards- these are always difficult to come up with ideas for and you have done great with these!!

Sylvia Anderson said...

These creations are brilliant, i feel like making a mans card now.... great layouts xxx
I'm now following x

Lorraine said...

Fabulous mens cards.
Lorraine xx

Tina said...

Brilliant cards i couldnt pick a favourite as they are all so good. love how you have used pages from a book and a dictionary for the backgrounds! Hugs Tina xx new follower xx

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Karen, these are fabulous I love the gorgeous papers and images.

Linda xxx

Gwyneth said...

Great collection of cards for men. I like the variety you have with just a small number or stamps.

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi, I love all your cards, I have a soft spot for Vintage cards and these are all gorgeous, especially like the bottle tops sentiment.

Michelle said...

Oh gosh! I love all your work Anne.
Michelle x

annemarks said...

Thanks for everyone's kind comments :)

Cathy A said...

What wonderful masculine cards Anne, they are always something I struggle with!

Lina McDermott said...

These are fabulous cards Anne. Lina xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

These are fantastic male cards. Love the stamps Nd love the vintage look to them. Beautiful!

Hugs Lisa xxxx