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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Masculine Project for Shernocky Crafts

Hi folks,

I don't know about you, but after a holiday I sometimes loose track of time in the month,  I had intended this project to be for Fathers Day inspiration but.........well that has been and gone!  So it's now for a 'male birthday card and gift.

In my June DT pack for Shernocky Crafts was some lovely jute trim and some PaperArtsey Fresco Finish paint in Taupe.  Taking that as a staring point, I cut a  2" piece of  jute, spread some paint onto a craft sheet and stamped a background onto some brown cardstock with paint.

Build up the pattern  by pressing the jute 'inked' with paint , randomly onto cardstock.

To keep all colours the same, I  painted a piece of cardstock with the Taupe for backings and also a border on my card base.
The jute was attached to the  painted  cardstock (with a Crafters Companion Tape runner, included in last months kit - it stuck really well and doesn't show), then adhered to the card, before adding the sentiment.
My image, started as one of the flower stamps (PaperArtsey Hot Picks HPXT02) stamped in Black Archival. I die cut and embossed it with a circle Nesti.  I then stamped with Versamark, and heat embossed with clear EP, twice, for a lovely glossy finish.  I cut a larger mat from the painted cardstock and heat embossed this too.

For the bookmark, I cut a square of cardstock 5" x 5" and scored this at 2 1/2"

Cut out one of the squares and, opposite the corner you have cut away, cut that square on the diagonal (if you wanted, you could also use some fancy scissors on this edge).

Apply d/sided tape to one square on the reverse, then fold and stick.  Decorate as required.

I used the same technique of heat embossing with one of the smaller flower stamps and a scalloped circle for a mat.  I also added an extra scalloped circle of brown cardstock for strength before attaching to my

Materials used
  PaperArtsy Hot Picks HPXT02
  PaperArtsFresco Finish - Taupe
  Jute Trim    (All available from Shernocky Crafts)

Brown and White Cardstock
Versamark Stamp Pad
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat tool.

I am entering this in:
  Crafting for all Seasons - One for the Guys
  Sisterhood of Crafters - Masculine
  Crazy Amigo Challenge - Mens Cards
  Creative Creations - Masculine
  Dream Valley Challenges - Fathers Day/Male theme

That's it for now,  and thanks for looking, I do appreciate it.  I am still trying to get back to normal with visiting your lovely blogs, but time is a bit limited at the moment as Wedding Invitations  are taking over a lot of my 'spare' time, so appologies if I miss any of your lovely creations.

Avril xx


Joan said...

two fab projects Avril! love the stamping with hessian

sally said...

Lovely masculine creations! And I know just what you mean about time...not been anywhere this week but it's disappeared somewhere.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

These are FABULOUS Avril and thanks for the tutorial! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘One For The Boy’s’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Paper Profusion said...

Terrific 'male' card Avril. The jute stamping is super and the double clear EP gives lovely gloss. The bookmark looks brilliant too. Nicola x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic projects, looks like you had a lot of inky fun with the super background.

Rein said...

Great masculine card!

Desire Fourie said...

This is an awesome masculine gift idea. Love the bookmark and the colouring technique on the card.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Janette said...

Hi Avril, love this man card creation, as you will know I shy away from Man cards as much as possible....that jute technique works well with embossing powders too, love the results of a good days play don't you..lol...have a nice week-end.x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work! Valerie

Sandy said...

Wonderful male card and bookmark. Thanks - you taught me a new trick - I have plenty of jute!

Jill Hogg said...

Brill Project! and picture tutorial.

Thank you for playing along with us this week at Creative Creations Challenges. Hope to see you again soon and good luck!


butterfly said...

Really great makes, Avril, and thank you so much for all the how-to photo details.
Alison x

Susie said...

What a fab card and bookmark - love the paint techniques! Thanks for joining our Father's Day / Male theme challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

melsanford said...

Brilliant card - I love how you did the background :-) And the bookmark is fab too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx