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Sunday 17 November 2013

Autumnal card for a man

Recently I went to a class run by Michelle at In2Crafting, and one of the cards we made was perfect for a man's card.

This card is my take on that design - it is pretty much (well exactly) the same layout, but I used a 7 x 5 card base, chose different papers from my stash, and coloured the trees accordingly.

The background papers come from a pad from Trimcraft called Noel, and while there were some very christmassy papers in there, I think you will agree that the sheets I used really don't look like it.

The joy of having the middle strip is that you can actually use leftover bits of paper! I used some of the leftover parts of my backing paper to make some home made card candi - just punch out some circles using a regular hole punch and emboss them from the back using a largish embossing tool (not the glitter girls big one - a bit smaller).  I attached them to my card using pinflair gel.

The stamps are from Woodware (Kim's Coppice) and included the lovely sentiment.  I stamped the more solid set of trees with a combination of adirondack inkpads (sorry - didn't note which ones) on a plain piece of card and left them to dry.  Then, I stamped the more open set of trees slightly offset with versamark, and heat embossed with bronze embossing powder.  Before layering my image onto the layer card, I cut out the edges with a reverse circle corner punch.

I stamped the sentiment with versamark and embossed that too - layering it with  the same backing paper as the image.

I am entering this card into the following challenge(s)

My Sheri Crafts - Fall/Thanksgiving
So Artful - Trees
Ladybug Crafts - autumn colours


  1. This is a perfect masculine card and also a very lovely LO and great sentiment!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  2. I think how you have done the trees in this image is lovely. That never would have occurred to me to do! It's perfect for a man, you're right! Thanks for being Soartful with us, I love seeing your work!

  3. What an attractive tree picture, and I do like the way you have framed it, sometimes a difficult thing to do successfully. Thanks for sharing it with everyone at Soartful.

  4. Wonderful card... love the image. The card is so clean and crisp! Awesome job

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts