Monday, 15 June 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #141- For A Man Or Boy

    Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. This fortnights host is Vania and she would like to see your creations for a Man or Boy. 
    For my card I chose to make a card for someone to give to their Handyman Father. I started my card by making the tools, and for this I used the 'Tool' mask by That Special Touch. I used the mask to draw through and cut  out the tools. I then inked the tool shapes with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver powder. I then traced the tool shapes again with a fine liner and added some hand drawn details to them, before colouring them with Copics. I then cut out the detailed parts of the tools and overlaid them on top of the embossed ones before adding some Glossy Accents.
    The sheet metal effect background was made by running some black card through the 'Heavy Duty' embossing folder from Couture Creations. I then covered the whole surface with some silver gilding wax. My wax had started to dry up in the tub, so I added a tiny amount of Spectrum Noir Pencil Blending Solution, which revitalized the wax. I also found that this made the was blend more evenly over the surface of the card too.
    The brickwork layer was made with a stencil from Dutch Doobadoo and some of Pamellia Johnson's homemade texture paste. I then coloured this with some water colour paints.
    The woodwork was made with PVA glue, 'Brushed Corduroy' and Walnut Stain' Distress inks and an EB7 Spectrum Noir marker  I then cut the panel into strips and added to the card in different lengths to achieve a patched look. I also used a silver gel pen to add the effect of small nails.
    The stencils Dad was done with the 'Schoolhouse Alphabet' by Tim Holtz, a Ranger embossing pen and some Black Distress embossing powder onto some more brick background. I then cut out around the brick and layered onto the card with 3D Foam.
    The stamped sentiment is from Hobby Art's 'Sentiments' clear stamp set.

I hope you like my interpretation of this fortnights theme and please stop by my fellow Team mates blogs to check out their gorgeous projects.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge: Anything But Cute- Make It Masculine

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is just fantastic Sally!! You have used three of the best textures for masculine, metal, brickwork and wood!! Love the houndstooth background, it's so perfect to coordinate with your tool embellishments!! I love the tiny little nail heads you added to your wood planks, what an amazing detail!! LOVE THIS!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Make It Masculine' challenge, you really 'nailed' it! HAHAHA!! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  2. Fabulous card Sally lovely design and elements.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. I would love this card since I am Mr. Handyman at my house. Hehe! So many wonderful masculine details here from the wood, to those wonderful little tools! What an awesome sauce card with amazing layers!

    Thanks for joining us at Anything Bute Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  4. Brilliant card such attention to detail the textures lok fabulous its just perfect love and hugs Carole x

  5. So many great details to look at, Sally! I particularly love your wood planks, and am wondering if you can come over and refinish our hardwood floor in the living room! These planks are amazing! Great layers and really fun tools, too! Thank you so much for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs, Sara Emily DT

  6. This is just dazzling. Love the colors and all the little finishing touches. You have a great eye for detail.

  7. Oh my!!! This is absolutely fantastic!!! Thank you so very much for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

  8. WOW Sally, so much detail, this is just fabulous. Quite the labour of love.
    Hugs Kimx

  9. Hi Sally, just wanted to pop in and say Congratulations on being one of our Honourable Mentions at Anything But Cute! Hope to see you again this month! hugs :)