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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A couple of cards (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a couple of cards that would fit the bill for male cards, something I always struggle with! The first card was made using stamps from Steampunk Travel.

I began by stamping the words and the two images with versamark on black card and embossed with white embossing powder. Next I used the soft white coal from the Ko-I-Noor White Coals set to create the clouds, just scribbling with the coals and then blending with my finger. I used one of the harder coals to add some whispy clouds and to add faux stitching around the edge. I also added a little colour to to images with the coals.

For this next card I stamped the focal image, from Eccentric Edwardian with black versafine ink, masked it and stamped the script background. I layered it up on red and then black card and added a little twine bow tie and some lace and ric-rac trim.

To make the background I took lots of stamps from the same set and just stamped and masked until I'd filled the card. Again I layered on red and black card. The sentiment is from Punky Expressions I inked up the stamp with bright red ink and then carefully inked with black ink, trying to miss out the word punky so that would be highlighted with red.

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Marvellous cards Claire, and perfect for men. Your images and designs are brilliant and I love the colours you've chosen, Kate x

  2. Two great cards using these two sets of stamps Claire. I love the look of the clouds and the white embossed balloons and script, and then the stamped and masked backgrouind with that silhouette image over the top works well with the black, red and white colour combination. x

  3. I like the sentiment you choose to go with that serious looking gentleman! Two great cards.

  4. Stunning cards, so different! Love the design!

  5. These are fabulous Claire!
    Linda xxx

  6. These are great cards - perfect for those men in our lives :)


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