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  


Kimbo said...

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

Andreja L. said...

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

Andrea W said...

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

Joyce Erb said...

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!

Christi Conley said...

OK - do YOU ever sleep?? LOL <3

Jane Willis said...

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

Julie B said...

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

Karen said...

Oh how superb hun!!
Love this!

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

Tracy said...

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

susiestacey said...

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

Juliz Design Post said...

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