Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Getting Masculine

I know most people hate making blokes cards, but I love the challenge of them, so couldn't resist having a go at this week's LIM challenge which is simply to make a CAS Masculine card.

I generally reach for a kraft base for masculine cards as I just think it gives a masculine feel to start off with.  I added some pumice stone dots with a Tim Holz stencil and a Frantic Stamper die cut guitar with some ropey hand drawn strings!  The stamped sentiment and flashes are from My Favorite Things Keep on Rockin' stamped in silver to match the guitar and finished with some matching washi tape.

I've been in masculine mode this week actually as my hubby requested a couple of cards for friends - they're not really CAS enough for the challenge but I'll blog them with this one as I rarely get time to blog these days.

This one was inspired by one of the DT for my store who did a great escaping your job card yesterday with a snow globe (she's a genius!) and I thought the escaping theme was great for someone leaving a job which is what my hubby requested.   This uses a lot of My Favorite Things products - Barn Die, Rolling Hills Die, Barbed Wire Die, Whole Herd stamp and die set and Milo's ABCs from Lawn Fawn for the sentiment.

He also needed a Birthday card for his friend who is a HUGE Star Wars fan so I made a scene on Tatooine complete with two suns.

This uses the Mountain Dies from Mama Elephant and Hillside dies from Lawn Fawn.  The BB8 robot is two die cut circles and then I had drew all the details in with a grey fine liner and some copics.  The stamped sentiment (he's saying Happy Birthday in binary) is from The Alley Way Stamps.   It went down really well so that's a couple of happy geeks!

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Awesome and fab cards Tara. Love the cute little farm yard so vibrant and charming for a kiddy card. Then with the fast approaching new Star Wars movie your robot one is just right on trend. But I think my favourite is the guitar! Swooning over the pop of shine to the guitar and the muted craft background. Great work and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. Well this really is a great bunch of chap's cards Tara and all super.I love the first but I think the farmyard is my fave!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Three great cards, Tara. I love the escapism concept for leaving a job, and this is such a fun card. Your guitar card is fabulous, kraft is always a winner for a guy card but I love the layout, I've also got this stencil so must remember that for masculine cards!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  4. What a fun set of chap cards Tara! Love the stencilling on your guitar card
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"


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