Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Transport at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's that time of week again - time to launch the new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. And this week we are looking for projects suitable for a male, with the theme of TRANSPORT.

My chosen form of transport is a rather unusual one - a submarine! I've been looking out for ages for a way to use this great paper from a K&Co 12x12 pad. I used two sheets of it for this easel card. I used the submarine part of one sheet to cover the upright/front panel, positioning it carefully so that the anchor and chain fitted neatly down the left of the card. With the bottom area of the other sheet, I covered the card base. I lightly inked the edge of both panels.

Then I cut out the whole submarines and anchor from the waste and added them to the front panel with 3-D glue. For the stand on the base card, I cut a strip of waste the width of the card and up to the top of the waves - I was originally planning to fussy-cut the waves, but I thought with the tops of them used to stand the upright against, they would soon get ragged and torn.

I reinforced the strip of wave paper with scrap card and inked the edges, then highlighted some of the waves by sketching rough lines on them with a Tonertex pen and, when it was dry, foiling with an oil-on-water effect foil. The pen and foil are available from Foil Play.

To finish it, I added the strip to the base with foam pads, and then die cut the "Ahoy There" wording. This was the first time I've used the die, and I was using Stick It, the adhesive sheet for die cuts, and I made the mistake of applying it to the wrong side of the card so my first attempt came out in mirror-writing! Luckily I had plenty orange card left to try again with.

detail of the foiled waves

I'm sharing this with Under Water at The Male Room


  1. Great use of your 12 x12 DPs. I have so many that I don't use all beautifully coordinated in trays in a special cupboard made for the job.
    Instead of opening the doors and looking and sorting I should use in making! :)

  2. Wow! I love your card, Jane, especially the foiled highlights, of course :D I'm pretty sure I have that same paper pad - I'm like Julie though, do far more looking and sorting than actually making!

  3. Brilliant Idea
    I love your card
    this is cute and sweet
    little boy or a big man will thrilled getting your Easel card
    I loveee your manly card
    I wish I can be a part of Manly Challenge too Jane
    Happy Tuesday and big hugs
    Monika (come from Indonesia where Gado-Gado come from :) )

  4. Oh this is so clever! I love the paper you've used with those fab little submarines! The easel card really shows off the papers and I do like the dimension on the anchor. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room.

  5. This is just fab! The paper is perfect for our underwater theme and an easel card design is always impressive. I particularly like the bright pop of red on the sentiment. Thanks for playing at TMR
    Louise xx

  6. Oh I love those little submarines.. Fab card Jane x


In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.