Monday, 28 March 2016

Man Card - Clean and Simple

Hello everyone!  
A very warm welcome to my blog ... so glad you dropped by.
Hope the weather in your part of the world is treating you kindly.  It's actually been quite cool here in Adelaide today, which is wonderful, but they tell me it's going to warm up again.  Just hope it doesn't get too hot.  Hate the heat!!

Anyways, I am back to share another masculine card with you.  This one was made for a close friend.  As the post title suggests, this one is actually quite clean and simple.  Well, for me anyway.  LOL!!

Here 'tis

The papers used are from 7Dots Studio and are part of a give-away I won from Helen Tilbury at 
Not a lot of layers, and not much grunge happening here.

I did splash a bit of black ink around  and added some washi tape.  I also 'rusted' up the little metal cogs a bit as you can see.

Haven't used an embossing folder in an age so I decided to drag one out for this card and I did ink the raised areas with some VersaColor stamp pads.
Heat embossed the greeting, mounted it on some cardstock and then simply attached it to the card with some bits of twine.

Just decorated the inside with some border punched strips of paper.  The bottom section is a pocket ...

...  which is used to hold the verse.  My personal message was written on the other side.

And that's it, all done and dusted!!  As I said, it is a bit cleaner and simpler than I usually do but my grungy mojo has gone west.  Besides, I thoroughly enjoyed making this card and think I will be doing more of the simpler ones.  I also want to try some watercolour cards and have been haunting You Tube for ideas and techniques.  Have been hopeless in the past with watercolour but I'm going to keep trying and, hopefully, will be able to get it done!!  One can dream, can't one??  LOL!!

Thank you so much for dropping by and do enjoy the rest of your day.

Take care and God Bless.


  1. Hi Marg! I hope your day is going well! A very pleasant day here on the warm side but not as hot as it has been! Your card looks wonderful, I love the embossing with the raised edges inked up for difinition! The cogs look good too! I am sure it will be well received! Happy Easter Monday! Have a good week!

  2. A beautiful stylish vintage looking masculine card. A fantastic design!! Happy EasterMonday. hugs, Marlies

  3. We are also experiencing some cooler weather which is just wonderful after the blistering heat of the last few months - I love this time of year and this year I am looking forward to winter. :D I love all of your cards but I have to say Clean and Simple anything is my fave I guess I am just a minimalist at heart. I love the colours and the way you used that embossing folder. This card packs a punch and I am sure the recipient will be delighted. Fabulous colours for a man too. You rock these cards <3

  4. What a wonderful masculine card Margaret! I love the deep rich tones with the neutrals, so perfect for a guy, and the gears really add a fabulous design. Wonderful!! Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend. hugs :)

  5. Hi Marg, Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog today.. we have had a lovely day, slightly on the warm side but pleasant all the same.. I think the forecast for this week is warmer days.. and hopefully some rain on the way.. the scribble die i have used on my layout is a kaisercraft die..It is one of my favourites at the moment! It cuts out well and the paper comes out of the die well too.. I hope you get one and have lots of fun with it!! Enjoy your evening!!

  6. We know you do frilly and floral so well, but you're also a genius when it comes to male themed cards Margaret - wonderful! xx


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