Thursday, 29 May 2014

Just For U - Husband

This is the second masculine card I've made recently using the Woodware Just For U stamp and it was for Alan's birthday.
 

The patterned papers for this version are from the never ending bag of papers from Costco along with Stampin' up's Certainly Celery card and plain black card. The Costco papers are double sided and  usually have a bold print on one side and a toning subtle print on the other which is great for mixing and matching.


The Just for U was stamped and embossed on to a subtle patterned paper using VersaMark ink and Disco Black embossing powder from Stampendous.  It was then stamped and embossed on to two of the bolder patterned papers..  Alternate letters were cut from each patterned paper design and paper pieced on to the main topper.  The topper was then dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Falling Snow embossing folder.  This welds the paper piecing to the card and adds texture which I hope you can see in the picture.  A stitched border was added once the topper was framed and layered using square Grand Nestabilities dies.


To personalise the card bunting was made using a stamp from Stampin' up's Banner Blast along with the matching punch.  These were stamped, punched and layered up and then peel off letters were added on top.  Gold letter peel offs were coloured using a black Promarker pen and then layered over gold peel offs to give a shadow effect.  Bunting was also added to the corner of the main topper to personalise it with Alan's age.


Black stitching was also added to the base layers and along with black grosgrain ribbon and gold brads these were the added embellishments.


Although I've enjoyed making the floral versions of this card with the stitching flowers I've equally enjoyed making the male versions.  For such a simple wording stamp it is so adaptable and well worth its £5.99 price tag.

There's another male one to share with you next time.  Thanks for reading today.
Liz xxx

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

18 comments:

  1. What a nice card! He will love it! I love how you wrote out husband on the banners! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  2. Super Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw for this week...
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's
    XX

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  3. Lovely Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw...
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
    XX

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  4. Nice card! Thanks for Joining us at Crafting From The Heart!

    Angie-DT
    http://angiescraftblog.blogspot.com/
    http://angiesdigistamps.blogspot.com/

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  5. Cool, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  6. What a great guy card! Nice job on this and the papers are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week! Hugs, Gail

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  7. Hi Liz what a fab male card. Love how you embossed the letters and your faux stitching. I bought one of these Woodware stamps back at the NEC and still haven't got the time to have a play with it. There is always so much lovely detail in your cards! Susan x

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  8. Great card, just perfect for our 'One for the boys' challenge at Ruby's Rainbow. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

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  9. Beautiful card, and I can imagine your husband is going to love it. Thanks for sharing with us over at HIMCR for the challenge.
    Lisa
    ljcreation.blogspot.com
    HIMCR DT

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  10. Thanks for sharing another super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 30: for the guys - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  11. A great masculine card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing at Come and Get It this week.
    Cindy DT

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  12. COOL card! Thanks for joining us at JIC this week. Good luck and hope to see you again next week :)

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  13. This is quite lovely.... thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge... xo Nikki

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  14. Great card & very masculine clours!
    Thanks for playing with us in the Boys Will Be Boys Challenge at Crafting For All Seasons!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  15. Great card, I love the colours!
    Thanks for playing with us in the Boys Will Be Boys Challenge at Crafting For All Seasons!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  16. Oh this is so nice! Very well done. TFS at DCD's challenge.

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  17. Absolutely precious!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  18. What a great card :) sorry I am late commenting but not been well. Thanks for joining in with us over at JIC last week, hope you can join us this week. Sian (DT Co-Owner)

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