Tuesday 1 May 2012

Getting a bit Shirty

Back with another male card today, not through choice but necessity, but before continuing I'd like to thank those of you who have recently chosen to follow my blog. It's really encouraging that fellow crafters out there feel that your blog is worth keeping track of.

This is a quick and simple card I made for a grand-nephew who turns seventeen today and it's probably as near to making a clean and simple card as I get.  I really struggle with masculine cards but hopefully the subject of this one is neutral enough and appropriate to the age.

The shirt images were made using a stamp from Hampton Arts called Scattered Shirt.  Versafine majestic blue ink was used to stamp the images on to white card and on to the blue card it was stamped with Versamark ink and then embossed using white detail embossing powder and this gave positive and negative images to work with.  The shirts were die cut using a square Nestabilities die and then taped together to make a large topper.  I rotated the images so that it continued the scattered look.

The sentiment in the middle was made using a stamp from Hero Arts and majestic blue ink and then die cut and layered using plain and scalloped square Nestabilities dies.  Majestic blue ink was also used to sponge around the edge of the scalloped card.  The striped paper used in the backing layers came from the Papermania Burleigh Blue collection by Jesse Edwards.  This is a lovely collection of papers with designs suitable for both feminine and masculine projects.

A few crystal dot peel offs and Night of Navy ribbon from Stampin' up finished this one off.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Cute idea. Great man card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  2. Hi there, great card and love that stamp , great embossing too ! Perfect card for a guy and beautifully crafted. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers


  3. Great masculine card. This is a very familiar sight in my house. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  4. I love the way you have rotated the shirt image - really effective. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time!! Cxx

  5. brilliant male card liz.the stamp is fab and great colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  6. This is so fabulous! LOVE the way you've used the shirt image and the blue and white together are amazing! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  7. Great idea for a male card - I like the positive and negative images of the shirt.
    Kath x

  8. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox blog challenge!

  9. This is wonderful I really love the negative and positive look you've created, it's so eye catching. A perfect male card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  10. Wow, I wondered what this was when I saw the thumbnail, lol fabulous card!

    I saw your card on Make it Monday, I'm my lucky number '7' this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  11. Hello Liz. I saw this beautiful card on MIM..Loz

  12. Hi I saw this on MIM. It's a great male card, I love the image. They are always so tricky to make, well done.
    Jane x

  13. Great masculine card Liz! I love blue toned cards and you have nailed it with this one.
    Stamping Shanni

  14. What a great idea to use the same four images in this way on your card. I have a similar stamp and you have given me inspiration to dust it off and put it to good use. Thank you for the great idea.
    I spotted your card on the make it Monday blog and popped over to say hi and take a closer look.
    I am so glad I did.

  15. Such a fabulous, original card! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! For a chance at a second prize, don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  16. Liz, I saw this one on Make it Monday too and had to come for a closer look. I love the four panels. Such a simple card yet so elegant.
    :) Chris / Designs

  17. Hi Liz

    I always struggle with masculine cards but you seem to have them down pat. I love the effect of the repeated image.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)