Sunday, 16 February 2014

One for the boys

This week there are two challenges that are both looking for masculine cards, and both have to be clean and simple. First up is Less is More - #159 Masculine  and then CAS on Sunday Challenge #27 - Masculine

Now when I think of masculine cards, I think about what my husband would like. Cards for men tend to have very blokey themes - football, cars, motorbikes, beer, fishing, rock music, gadgets ...... none of the things that interest my husband. He likes the countryside, the coast, good food and wine and his vegetable garden. So I decided a landscape was far more appropriate.

I made a background with chalks, stamped the V of flying geese over it, then made the hills and water by tearing Core-dinations cardstock and framing it with a die cut frame. Unfortunately  the goose stamp wasn't cleanly cut and the edge of it made a mark that I couldn't hide

So I had to start again, and this time I made a circular frame which I think works better.


  1. Isn't it irritating when you spot a mark that you can't camouflage!
    I wouldn't have immediately noticed though!
    Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  2. Love the little scene that you made and yes I too prefer the circular one x

  3. Fabulous little scene Jane!

    Warm hugs

  4. These are wonderful - I didn't notice the mark at first but when you know it's there it irritates the life out of you! I, too, would have had to make it again. Maybe you could use a black fineliner and turn it into another bird?



  5. Ooh these are both exquisite - hate it when a mark like that pops up!
    Thanks for joining Less is More's masculine challenge this week
    Guest "Less is More"

  6. OMG Jane fantastic work, really fab. I like the first one, maybe you could make the mark another bird.

  7. My goodness, this is gorgeous! The torn paper is so perfectly done. The sponging so subtle and effective. Just wonderful.

  8. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

  9. Hi, I saw this card in the Less Is More challenge. Great card, I think I like the square frame better. I never noticed the little ink mark until you pointed it out. I think we can be too hard on ourselves. I don't really like the traditional tropes for masculine cards either -- cars and sports and brown cardstock and plaid. Bleh. Masculine cards are a challenge.

  10. I think both cards are great! Love the colors and all the white space on both of them. Perfect masculine cards. :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!


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