Sunday, 3 February 2013

Brewing up!

Hi Bloggers.

A male card today from the shows tomorrow.

Busy background on this one - for a change! I started with a piece of Milk Card and I inked through the Metal Effect Mask with Black Soot Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. Using the stamps in my hand I randomly stamped the Newsprint, Plaid and Bubbles stamps using Black Soot. Job done!

I wrapped some Black/Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon around the centre of the card and then stuck some Idea-ology Nostalgic Tissue Tape along the centre. I pierced some holes and added some Idea-ology Custom Fasteners. These are really cool because the brads come blank and you choose a sticker to go on them and then add a bubble sticker if you want to.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Cheers Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I decided not to colour it in. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 28 and inked through the die with Black Soot using Cut n Dry Foam. I cut a larger Labels 28 out of black card.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Black Soot. I cut a black mat out using Spellbinders Matting Basics A.

I coloured some Creative Expressions Faux Screw Brads using a black promarker and added them to the corners. I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. morning Julia great card for the guys

  2. Morning Julia, really great guys card the cheers stamp and sentiment
    one is very apt. looking forward to tommorow's shows have already set timer.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia great card for the men in our lifes. I do like this embossing folder. Im looking forward to the shows tomorrow az i like the stamp you havr used. Take Care Julia xxx

    Debs Artliff

  4. Ideal man card - would look good in browns or navies too. Will tune in tomorrow to see what you are up to.

  5. Morning Julia, Love the card today and in the black/white works really well. Think I will have to order these stamps, and the mask..Thanks for all your inspiration.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  6. Morning Christine,
    Great card for the difficult men in our lives. As Lesley said would look good in browns and dark blues.
    Have a good day.

  7. Hi Julia, what a fab card, I feel some spending coming on, love those stamps. Bx


  8. Hi Julia,
    Brilliant man card. Love all the elements to it. X

  9. Love this man card Julia. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow.

  10. Morning Julia. This is a perfect male card - so hard as we all know to make guy cards but this is a great one. Hugs Annie

  11. Great card, men always difficult, will be glued tomorrow

  12. Hi Julia, another clever card and useful sentiment. Regards Jackie D

  13. Fabulous card Julie

    I love that ribbon you have used very masculine


  14. Lovely male card Julia love the stamps and background design xx hazel

  15. Hello Julia, A brilliant male card, that ribbon and Tim Holtz brads are stunning. Love the stamps, background and sentiment. Will be watching the shows tomorrow, can feel a spending spree coming on.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  16. Hi Julia what a great male card I love how you've done the background and the stamps are really good,I think I'm going to have to get them!! Look forward to your shows tomorrow love Lesley x

  17. Another inspiring card Julia. I especially love what you have done to the ribbon xx

  18. Julia,
    I really love this card, especially for the guys. The color and design are fantastic. I look forward to seeing you on TV tomorrow showing your stuff.

  19. Evening Julia
    What an amazing card for guys - i am loving the background and am thinking that i need all these stamps in my collection.
    Amanda x

  20. Hi Julia, Ohhhh, these stamps are fantastic, I have lots of guy cards that are into their 'real ale' so these will be brilliant for me. Loving your colours, the background and the compilation. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. great card Julia ,love the stamps.Laura O

  22. Evening Julia, Loving this card and the background is beautiful looking forward to your show. Have a great weekend.
    Crafty hugs jenny x

  23. Hi Julia.
    Always good to have a card on hand for the men. I find them so hard to cater for. Good luck with the shows tomorrow. Will be tuning in.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B


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