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Monday, 18 May 2015

Sporty Guy Card - Monday 18th May 2015

Hello Friends,

Thank you for all your comments on my blog on Saturday, they really did mean a lot to me....hope you all  had a good weekend?  We made the most of some nice weather..Saturday we went to Tetbury to shop, drink coffee and get some plants from a market plantsman we've used regularly over many years...lovely guy. Tom's parents have gone off to Italy to see the family, so we had Tom's brother over yesterday afternoon and Tom made his gorgeous pizzas for our meal. Aside from that we spent a good deal of time coaxing the 'girls'  to use a new feeder, cage mounted, closable, all mod cons (!)...tey don't like change but accepted it in the end!

Today I'm sharing the card I designed for my group of ladies to make at last week's Out of the Blue craft class, plus the cards they made.

We were using a classic sports car stamp, background stamps and sentiment stamps from Visible Image...we have made some more 'involved' cards lately and some had struggled to finish, so I wanted to create something that I thought they would like and that I knew they could finish comfortably in the time...they all said they loved it and were so pleased to have finished, especially a couple of ladies who haven't been crafting so long, plus it was a nice change to make a guy card!

I made two versions of my card, one for Father's Day and one Birthday, for those who didn't want to make a Father's Day card (all but one!)


 The card is 7x7 and mat and layered in silver and black. I then took a white layer and chequered background die, which I stamped using London Fog Versafine ink. The stamp is a lot smaller than the card, so repeat stamping was needed, but easy to match up.

For the top white layer I created a splattered background by mixing some brushed pewter distress paint, with a little silver-black ink, spritzed with water and then picked up on a toothbrush...those little brushes you get on a plane do have their uses! All you do is run your finger across the bristles to create the splatter. I love this effect, none of the ladies had tried it before and really enjoyed it and loved the effect.

The sentiment was then stamped across the bottom. The car was stamped separately and then cut out. I coloured it with Promarkers and then gave it a coat of watered down mica powder for a sheen. On the Father's Day card, I picked up a mica with a gold tint by mistake, but in reality it doesn't have such a colour tint as the photo would have you believe.

To finish off, I stamped a tyre mark along a strip of card using the grey ink, again the design is repeated stamping. I mat and layers on black card and added screw effect brads and die cut cogs, tied with black twine. The metal brads were copper in colour, so I coated them with brushed pewter distress paint.

I also decided on a pop of colour by making the seats red.





Here are some of the cards made by the group:






They all did such fabulous work, don't you agree?

I made some more cards using these stamps and will share them later. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a happy Monday...I'm in work today and it looks like a wet walk there!

Love and Hugs
Carole X

15 comments:

  1. Morning Carole,
    Great cards,I do like the different ways they have been made.
    X

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  2. Great male cards Carole. Your ladies did a great job. I love that pop of red! Hugs Christine xx

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  3. Wonderful collection Carole! I love that you used a neutral palette and your car images are just wonderful! My favourite bit are the tire treads across the centers, how awesome! hugs :)

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  4. Hi Carole these cards are brilliant. I love how the people in your class have made them their own. I do like Visible Image stamps. Enjoy the rest of the week. Hugs Jackie

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  5. Great cards, love the image and that brilliant sentiment.
    Patricia x

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  6. Brilliant cards, such a great image. Lots of excitement at work and one of the hens has hatched 12 chicks, she was at the back doir tonight showing them off. Here's hoping she will protect them well. Your so right they do t like change. Hazel x

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  7. Hi Carole,
    love these super male creations.
    Beautiful designing as usual, and fab work on the background too.
    This is a very handy stamp to have in ones collection, and that sentiment stamp is ace.
    Super creations also from your classtoo.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. Great design Carole & love that pop of red leather interior! Your ladies did a great job with their cards too & everyone enjoyed using the stamps, infact we sold out of the sports car & hopefully will have more arrive in time for this Thursday's class.
    See you Thursday
    Amy x

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  9. Great design Carole & love that pop of red leather interior! Your ladies did a great job with their cards too & everyone enjoyed using the stamps, infact we sold out of the sports car & hopefully will have more arrive in time for this Thursday's class.
    See you Thursday
    Amy x

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  10. These are downright groovy! Loving the classic car look and both versions are super masculine.

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  11. Great idea for a male card and don't I need it right now with both Fathers Day and a birthday coming up.
    Happy crafty week, Angela x

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  12. great masculine cards...well done!

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  13. Ohhh what great masculine cards!! Awesome!! Vikki xx

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