Sunday, 24 March 2013

Men's card with Stampin' Up Clockworks.


It's been another hectic week, with so much new crafty Stampin' Up stash to play with and no time to do it. However I did manage to sit down yesterday and start a card. I am always out of my comfort zone making men's cards but considering my Father In Laws birthday is next on the list, I thought it apt to try my new "Clockworks" stamp set.


I used the various stamps with a mixture of Soft Suede, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze inks to create extra detail onto both the backing paper and the central oval layer.

I used a combination of a Framelit Labels die together with a plain oval shape to make a frame like embellishment, which I added detail to a gold metallic rub on.


 A bit of stitching, lots of de-stressing and inking, a bit of twine and a button...a lot of faffing around.

One thing I did enjoy on this card was using my dotty embossing folder as a stamp. I found this via Pinterest and a bit of blog hopping and I had never tried it before. Fab idea, I had inked up my embossing folders to add detail to embossed card, but never as an actual stamp before. I will be looking at them in a different light now!

This cards meets the criteria over at;

Crafts by Carolyn, TTC Colour Challenge.
Totally Gorjuss- Something Borrowed
Stamp with Fun - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew- Masculine

Thank you for looking.Hope to be back again soon!
x X x

7 comments:

Hazel said...

What a good idea to use an embossing folder as a stamp - must give that a try. Super card, Adele x

Andrea said...

Very nice creation - great. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
Big hug
Andrea-Emmi41

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great creation sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great creation sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Tania Brzovic said...

What a great colour combo!

Jess said...

Such a lovely Masculine card! I"m sure your FIL will love it :) Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Creative Card Crew this fortnight!

Cheryl said...

Lovely use of color, pattern & texture! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!