Friday, 25 November 2016

Masculine with Lots of Layers

Hello sweet crafty peeps and welcome to my blog.  Hope you are all having a fabulous day.

Sharing another of my 'man' cards today.
In my last post I shared the card I made for my oldest son's (and his wife's too of course) Anniversary.  This card was made for his birthday.  The Anniversary card was a bit  'girly' for him (although I'm sure he still liked it, LOL!!)  but he was quite happy with this one.

The papers are mostly from Maja but there are also a few scraps from other Manufacturers .. not sure which though.
Used my scissors to distress all the edges.

Hadn't used my embossing folders for ages so decided to emboss one of the paper layers to add a bit of interest.  I lightly rubbed a Charcoal VersaColor inkpad over the embossing to help it stand out a bit more.

Tiny bit of metal wire that just appeared on my work desk (not sure how, or where it came from??  Must have been lurking amongst the mess!!  LOL!!) so I added that to my card as well as a chippy from Scrapmatts.

A couple of screw top brads and a square paper clip were also included.

Added some black and white paint splatters.

The inside ..

Voila!!  All done!!

The challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is all about embossing so, I thought I would enter this one over there.

Thank you all so much for your visit and for taking a look at my creations.   Enjoy what's left of the week and have a great weekend!!!
Take care and God Bless.


  1. Looks brilliant! Love the embossing & those tags are such a great idea, using them like this! I'm on a 'drive' to use my thanks for the inspiration:):) OH! And the splats. Gotta adore a few splats to finish things off, eh??!!!

  2. A beautiful card for your son! I love all the layers, tags and the embossing is a perfect add. The splaaters have a great effect too. Brilliant! hugs, Marlies

  3. You surely are the Queen of bloke's cards Margy. Love the muted tones, the layering and the embellies; especially the screw top brad and the wire. They add so much with texture and a bit of shine. I tend to forget about my embossing folders too - must fish mine out and dust them off. Thanks for the inspiration :D

  4. Hi Marg! I hope your weekend is going well! This card looks great I love the distressed edges, tags and great papers too.. I love your blokey cards! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  5. Fabulous Marg! So many layers and wonderful textures!! You just always rock these male cards! You do both feminie and masculine cards so well!!

  6. Oh yum! I'm lovin' all the layers! Wonderful!

  7. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at crafty cardmakers this time - what a great textured card!


  8. Wow Margaret, I don't know anyone who can create such amazing masculine cards like you can!! Your colours are wonderful, and your many many layers of interesting panels and tags just makes me say ooh and aah!! Bookmarked this one for future inspiration!! I would PIN it, but who the heck even uses Pinterest anymore anyway! lol. Well done my friend! sending hugs :)

    1. hahahahaha I do all the time :D :D :D

    2. I love your masculine cards. I think because I always stuggle for something suitable for a man. This is gorgeous and I love the colours.


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