Saturday, 17 October 2015

Masculine at Less is More

As you know, I love making masculine cards so I was delighted to see the new theme at Less is More is "Masculine". And just as I was reading this week's post about it, the post-MAN arrived bringing my latest stash purchase, a jar of Ranger Sticky Embossing powder. So I knew exactly what my first make for the challenge would be. If I get chance I'll be back again later in the week with another.

For this card I stamped the cog cluster from the Viva D├ęcor "Old fashioned" set in black ink and then embossed it with my new Sticky powder, then foiled it with a matte silver foil from Foil Play - the overall effect is an "aged metal" look.

Then I used one of the Studio G mini stamp sets to stamp the birthday ticket. I thought about stamping this on coloured paper and then sticking it on the card, but I felt the harsh monochrome scheme kept the look more masculine.

The mini stamp set has half a dozen different sentiments that can be added to the ticket, so I couldn't resist making a second card exactly the same but with a different sentiment!


  1. LOVE these Jane! Perfect for LIM and a chap - I go all weak and wobbly just thinking about making cards for fellas :(


    Di xx

  2. Love the aged metal look, perfect for the image Jane. Such a simple striking monochrome design.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  3. Love the cards, and good to know that the foils work so well with the Ranger sticky embossing powder!

  4. Oh Jane..
    I am jealous now..
    I have seen the same stamp was only 4,5 Euro
    But I did not buy..
    Now I know I need it argghhhh ...
    Its really great stamp for manly card.
    Love your simplicity dear Jane
    Super manly card...

  5. Perfect masculine card, Jane. I love the stamps - it's really useful to be able to change the sentiments. xx

  6. What a great effect, I haven't come across this technique before, it looks terrific!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Jane this looks terrific - yes the monochrome works really well doesn't it!
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"

  8. Fun, CAS and classy Jane and a great guy card
    thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More


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