Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Birds at Cardz 4 Guyz

This week's theme at Cardz 4 Guyz is Birds, and we'd like to see your masculine cards that feature a bird or birds.

I printed the paper and embellishments from Debbie Moore's beautiful CD, Vintage Discovery, probably my favourite out of all her CDs and packed with man-friendly designs. Then I scored a sheet of Kraft card into a gatefold card and cut out papers and card to cover the centre inside panel and the side panels inside and out. The inner side panels I covered with plain cream card as I feel a card should always have somewhere for the sender to write clearly without it getting lost in a pattern!

To take away the "raw edge" look, I softened all the cut and folded edges by very lightly inking them with Tea Dye distress ink, and on the black card I used for layering, I went around the edges with a v-shaped edging tool, scruffling them up a bit. I decorated the outside panels with border strips in the feather design, and added greetings to the outer topper and inside panel, all cut from the topper sheet. Finally I used very thin foam pads  to attach the feather, just to give it a hint of dimension without too much bulk.






I'm sharing this with

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Vintage
That Craft Place - Shabby Chic
The Crafters Café - One for the boys
Mod Squad - Masculine  

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Jane, love those papers. Think I may have to treat myself to that CD x

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  2. Thank you for your visit and wecome :-))
    Your card is beautiful, too. I like your shaped card!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  3. Lovely card Jane! I really like your card design and how everything coordinates so perfectly.

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  4. Beautiful card, you used the patterns well. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the <a href="http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com”>Mod Squad Challenge</a>If you’ve haven't become a follower yet, please do so as soon as you can. To be a winner, one must be a follower. If you already follow us, thanks!

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  5. OK - do YOU ever sleep?? LOL <3

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    1. Yes..... but I also schedule posts.......

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  6. Great use of the CD. Not usually a fan of her CDs but these papers look fab. :)

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  7. Oh how superb hun!!
    Love this!

    Thank you so much for joining us at That Craft Place and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Karen. DT.xx

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  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  9. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Vintage' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  10. Stunning card, love the design and papers. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and good luck.
    Julie x

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