Tuesday 29 May 2012

Manly paper

The challenge this week at CASual Fridays is to use Decorative Papers on masculine cards http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/cfc54.html   Well as I am trying to make some more father's day cards for the St Luke's Summer Fair on 9th June, this was perfect timing so I've made a couple for this challenge.

On this first card I've used a couple of different digi papers, the background strip is a Sherry K digi and the dotted kraft is basic grey.  The sentiment is from a couple of different waltzingmouse sets and the big stars were die cut (mft die) from double sided sticky sheets and covered with gilding flakes (I'm loving this technique - you need to run the sheets through your die cutter 2 or 3 times but it makes easy and dramatic embellishments).

For this second one I used another of the Sherry K digi papers as the basis for the design and used my favourite masculine stamps from the Crafts Meow to match - I stamped and cut the moustache onto a die cut circle and added a sentiment from the same set underneath.  The strips of paper were from my snippets box and the sentiment circle was cut from another Sherry K sheet.

It's the first time I've used digi papers and I have to say I like the flexibility they offer and they certainly help me get over my "but if you use it you won't have it any more" issues.....   If you like them, she is currently having a 3 day 50% off sale and there are even 3 packs you can get for free:-)  http://www.sherykdesigns.com/shop


  1. Fab masculine cards! Love the designs and especially how you created those awesome stars! I feel the same way with using patterned paper. Might consider using digi papers as well :)

  2. These are great cards Tara! I especially like the 'you're the man' card with the moustaches! I don't have any trouble cutting into my DP - I've yet to meet a crafter who has run out and there's always going to be another fabulous paper round the corner! Vicky x

  3. Love this - especially the stars on the first one! M x

  4. Great men's cards Tara..llovely use is paper


  5. AnonymousMay 31, 2012

    Fab cards! Love the star and mustache themes :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. These are great Tara, love the sentiments and the fussy cut tacshe too :0)
    Thanks for linking up to CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  7. Tara, these are just so lovely in a manly way...the paper you used for the stars in the first one is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!


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