Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Crafty Cardmakers #182 - Add Some Texture!!

Hello sweet visitors and welcome to my blog.  So nice of you to drop in for a visit.

Maike is the host for the current challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers which is to add some texture.
You can interpret this any way you like.  Either embossing (heat or dry), texture paste, fabric, anything that comes to mind.  Let your imagination go wild!  You don't have to make a card, anything you wish to enter is fine.  It can be a card,  a scrap layout, mixed media piece, home decor or anything else you care to create as long as it fits the theme.

For my contribution, I decided to make a 'man' card.

The papers are from Kaisercraft's Base Coat.  An older collection but, for male cards, it is ideal.

Plenty of paper layers with the edges distressed, and I have added some texture paste through a stencil, some burlap webbing and washi tape.

The clocks and cogs, etc. used as my focal image was found on the net.  I printed it out a couple of times and fussy cut the clock and some of the cogs so I could layer it for more dimension.
I did try covering the top layer with some crackle paste but it totally washed out the colour so then I simply added a few epoxy stickers which worked out well I think.  Have to get myself some clear gesso if I want to try the crackle paste again.

Was hunting through my punches for another project and found this corner punch which I'd forgotten about.  Thought it perfect for this.

The usual on the inside ..

.. and done!!

I hope I have inspired you to join in with the challenge.   
If you do decide to participate here is the link

Crafty Cardmaker Challenge 182# Add some Texture

We would love to see what you come up with.
 Don't forget to read the rules!

Thank you so much for visiting and for any comment you may care to leave. 
Enjoy the rest of your day.  
Take care and God Bless.
 oxox Marg


  1. Wow, this is so gorgeous, Margaret!! The texture is amazing!! I love the layers and the distressing and all of the fabulous details you added!! What a beautiful card this is!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. WOW!!! What an amazing masculine card Margaret! I am so glad I have found your blog, your work is so inspiring!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. I really love your little punched out piece....that burlap is soooo delish! Looks lovely tucked in there & I like your 'tabs' that reach over with the brads on the end...sort of same but different to your last man card? VERY clever!!!!

  4. This is fantastic Margaret!! I am loving those papers you used, all of the wood grain patterns work so well for a male card! The cogs and gears are just wonderful, I love the added epoxy stickers you used, more texture! So many wonderful layers and everything working together perfectly without seeming overdone! As always, distressed and fabulous!! Sending wishes for a Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. Fantastic card Marg, love the cogs and the burlap looks so textured.. great layers and distressed edges too.. you make the best man cards I reckon! I hope your day has been good, a bit cooler here which has been so welcome!!

  6. Absolutely fantastic, I love everything about this card. The layering, the burlap, the distressing, just everything!

  7. This is stunning Margaret, love all your layers and the papers are wonderful, have a great week xx

  8. Welcome to the Team Margaret, sorry I haven't been over before. Your card is amazing, so much texture and layers. Looking forward to working with you.
    Hugs Kimx

  9. Wow Marg, what an amazing card, you truly have doone the theme proud! Stunning layering and textures of course!! They are lucky to have you on their team!

  10. My goodness Margy - this is layering and textured Heaven. You truly are the Queen of Bloke's cards. The papers still look great and I love what you've done with the clustering of downloaded elements. Isn't it fun to rediscover an old favourite like the punch? Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Stunning masculine card. The details are wonderful Judy

  12. You do masculine cards soooooooo well. You manage to pack stuff onto it without it looking overdone and that is hard with mens cards. Another stunner

  13. Brilliant card for a man, love it to bits. Have a great crafty weekend and happy crafting, Angela xxx

  14. This is a fabulous card for a man. Lots of lovely texture

    June x

  15. Fabulous masculine card great layers,embellishments and texture
    Carol x


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