Monday, 26 January 2015

Celebrate in Style

I always struggle to make cards for men, but thought this week's sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches would be perfect.   It's also a good sketch to use a few of the strips of paper in my snippets drawer, so I'm also paying my first visit to Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Card blank: 6" x 6" white hammer
Stamp: Woodware 'Bubble Bloom Clarissa'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx 
Snippets: White hammered card and papers

I trimmed three strips of paper and, following the sketch, attached them to the card .  The sentiment was stamped onto white card, die cut and embossed around the edge.  I drew around the same die onto black card to cut a mat to fit behind the sentiment, this was then attached to the card with foam pads.

Kath x


  1. Super snippets card you have here Kath.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Great colours, very stylish like your sentiment! Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  3. Loving the colours.

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

  4. Brilliant Kath! Perfect for a chap, and I see that you also draw round the outside of dies then hand cut for a lightly bigger mat. Mind you, you chose a really tricky-woo die to cut round - and achieved it perfectly!


    Di xx

  5. The colors you've chosen are wonderful! This is a terrific masculine card. Excellent job with our sketch challenge - thanks so much for sharing your card with us at CC&S! :)

  6. Great card Kath and very striking colours.

  7. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week Kath. Great masculine card with good choice of colours and close interpretation of the sketch. Stef x

  8. This card is simply wonderful! I love the simplicity of it. It is very masculine and appropriate for all guys.

  9. This is a great masculine card, love the colours and papers. Thanks for joining in at CC&S
    Louise xx