Friday, 6 January 2012

It's a man thing !

Well that's the first week of 2012 almost over, it's quite scary how quickly time flies past you ! The card I'm sharing with you today is testament to that as this is for my Brother-in-law's birthday, which is today, and it only seems like 2 minutes since I was making cards for his last birthday !

The inpsiration for this card came from the very talentend Joanna(or Asia) K and her post that looked back over 2011. I loved the colour combo and design on her June project and it gave me the push I needed to do this card. Thanks Joanna !

I started by covering a piece of card with pieces from an old french newspaper. I wanted it to be quite shabby so didn't cut the pieces, just tore them from the pages. I then used DI to age it, you can't see that much of it in the end though ! I then stamped images from different stamp sets including Oxford Impressions, Tim Holtz, Katzelkraft and Stampin' Up. I cut the images down to form a collage style background. For the pen nibs I masked them off and then stamped the text over them. The main image is an Oxford Impressions stamp and I've cut it out using an oval deckled Nestability and given it the DI treatment.

The pen nib is stamped onto metal and then cut out and I've gone round the edge with a metal working wheel to finish off. The hands for the clock were added before I stuck it down (amazed at how I remembered to do that! ) and the buttons are from my stash.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
The wind has dropped quite alot today, thank goodness, let's hope it stays that way !


18 comments:

  1. Hi Sue, I love the blue with the brown -it's really striking. Love the stamps you've used too.

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  2. absolutely love this and your style of work the colours are fab
    x catherine

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  3. This is a fabulous card! I rarely make masculine cards as I find them sooooo difficult, but this is sooooo good I love it, one of my fave colour combos too. XX

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  4. A brilliant card. Love the collage style and placement of each stamped piece.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    The winds have dropped - thank goodness!!!

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  5. Perfect male card! I love the collage style, very creative! Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men!

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  6. Super, super card Sue, just love the colour combo and the nib looks amazing. Such a creative male piece.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  7. Fabulous masculine card, I love the distressing and the OI stamp. Thanks for sharing with us at The Daring Cardmakers this week!

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  8. Fabulous male card, love how you did those nibs.
    Yvonne x

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  9. A fabulous card. loving your embellishments. Caz

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  10. WOW! What a STUNNING card for a man! Absolutely BRILLIANT design!

    Judi x

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  11. Another fabulous masculine card. Great use of the OI images :)

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  12. What a great card for a man.

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  13. I adore the card, I just may need to case this one myself, Hope he has a Great Birthday!

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  14. I love this, fantastic vintage feel. Men's cards are neglected I always think!

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  15. Wow this is gorgeous Sue, possibly my favourite colour combo. Love the button details too.
    Happy New Year
    Hugs
    Clare
    x

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  16. Gorgeous, I love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

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  17. Just back to say thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Sue and good luck in my give-away.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  18. Wonderful card, Sue. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck in the challenge.

    Donna x

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