Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Masculine Card - #2

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  I hope you are having a lovely day.
I'm back again to share another masculine card with you.  We had quite a few male birthdays to celebrate in the last few weeks so, of course, I had quite a few male cards that I had to make.  Will be showing a couple more in the next few days but for now, here is today's card.

The papers are from Prima's Cartographer 6 x 6 paper pad.  Love these papers they are in my fave colours and have great designs as well, especially for male items but could certainly also be used for feminine cards or projects.
All the papers were torn to size and, once again, I slathered some Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint in random places.  Pushed the little metal clock into the crackle while it was still wet which, actually, worked quite well and saved me having to glue it down afterwards.

The plastic mesh below is actually a  piece cut from a roll of gutter guard.  I quite like the chunky look of it on a masculine card, I think it works very well.  Created some droplets with Black Soot Distress Ink and white acrylic paint  

Have again used one of Tim Holtz's Word Bands ... these are fantastic for creating a different type of greeting on cards instead of just the usual 'Happy Birthday'.  I love them!!

I also love those circular paper clips, again, something a little different instead of the norm.  I pushed it onto the paper while the crackle was still wet and really like the effect.

The metal clock, the word band and the circular paper clip are all available from Meg's Garden.

The inside was partially lined with more strips from the same collection.  I usually print out a sentiment, cut a tag shape around it and just glue it down on the side of the lining.

I actually have four masculine cards to share with you.  The first was posted a few days ago, this is the second one and I have two more to show you.  I will post those over the next few days.

I hope I have given you a little inspiration,  A lot of people have said they find masculine cards difficult to do but sometimes they really are easier than feminine ones.  I love that you can get down and get dirty with masculine cards, and by that I mean, you can scrunch up the papers, slather a bit of paint around and really make them grungy and they will look fabulous.  Although these last two cards have been fairly clean ones the next two I have to show are a bit more on the grungy side.

Thank you so much for visiting and a very special thank you to those of you who regularly leave me a little message.  I really, really appreciate  that you take the time and I really love to hear what you think of my little creations.  Thank you so much!!  Mwah!! xx
Take care and God Bless.


  1. Wonderful male card and great use of those gorgeous papers! Such interesting layering!

  2. Wonderful masculine card Margaret. Funny I bought myself some gutter guard a few weeks back and ........thought it might come in handy. You have made it look spectacular here. Looove it. Wishing I was a card maker right now..x

  3. Getting down & dirty is your thing, eh??? LOL!!! No, really, I know what you mean;) I LOVE that metal sentiment...looks great with the string tying it around like that & great idea with the clock & the crackle!!! Looking forward to your EXTRA dirty male cards coming up, teehee!!!

  4. I had to smile about the get down and dirty comment..hehe.. say no more!!hehe.. Love your masculine cards Marg, and I am one of those who find the male cards harder then the girly ones.. you seem to always have great blokey cards.. love this one.. have a great day!

  5. You always do great with masculine cards! Love that gutter guard stuff...I love that you have used the Tim Holtz metal sentiment . I have those. Good idea for cards and like how you have attached it with the strings...

  6. I really love what you did with this card...all the torn layers and the crackling paint gives it such a masculine feel...Awesome, once again!!! Big Hugs...

  7. Fabulous Marg! I love the gutter guard - very clever!

  8. Another fabulous card Marg... I love the gutter guard too. Am going to have to have a look and see if I can find it or something like it here. It looks wonderful.

  9. you really are the queen of cards .... fabulous pieces of art xoxo

  10. You have inspired me Margaret. I have this pad and feel rotten about tearing into it but - it must be done now! You've used them so well here. Jenny x


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