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Wednesday, 19 May 2021

More Masculine Cards (by Lesley Ebdon)

Hello everyone, Lesley is back with two more beautiful cards to inspire you this week. She wanted to create cards that are not necessarily using traditional male colours, or dark and sport themed. She has chosen images to suit the personalities of her recipients, and the second card is a reminder that Spring is here and the trees are turning beautiful shades of green.

This is what she had to say about appearing on the Design Team blog once again:

Hello everyone,

I was delighted to be asked recently if I would like to do a guest spot on the blog joining so many talented crafters, some of whom have been friends for many years. It's a bit like coming home lol, and it's lovely to be here again. 

This first card was for my Brother who was a draughtsman before he retired, drawing industrial buildings, so Lesley's Wild Cornflower Blueprint was the perfect image for his card. I did some blended stencilling in the background then stamped the main image using Morning Mist VersaClair ink. I used Distress Inks picked up from my craft mat to watercolour the image. I then stamped the building plan onto my card base using a blue VersaClair, matted the topper onto black card and adhered it to the card base. Finally I stamped the sentiment from the recently released Say It Vertically stamp set.


The second card was for my Hubby. 


Again I did some soft stencilling top right and bottom left using Distress Inks onto the base card, and then used the lovely little foliage stamp from my chosen stamp set with first and second generation stamping in the top right corner. I then masked off a narrow border round a piece of card for a topper and softly blended Distress Inks to give an impression of an early morning sunrise. I inked up the image from the Tall Trees set using brush pens so that I could get the variation of shading to the foliage and stamped it onto the topper, grounding it a bit with a little more ink, and added the topper to the base card with foam pads. Finally I stamped the sentiment direct to the card (I like to risk all on the last bit, lol) again from Say It Vertically.

Thank you for your visit. I hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I enjoyed making them and that you might use some less traditional male images and colours for some cards for the men in your life once in a while.

Stay safe and I'll see you again soon.

Lesley xx



  1. OH! These are fabulous, just goes to show, men can have floral cards too! Great inspiration. Thank you.
    Faith x

  2. Gently coloured and very beautiful love both pieces Lesley xx

  3. Adorable cards! The stencilling on the background makes the stamps pop!Love so very much especially this first one!!

  4. These are both really beautiful Lesley and the first so appropriate for your ex draughtsman brother and I love the clean lines and soft colour, and then the second for your hubby with those beautiful tall trees as the focal image and love the added stencilling and stamping on the base card. x

  5. These are gorgeous cards Lesley! Love the beautiful colours and images. x

  6. Two really lovely cards Lesley and I especially like the first one. I think the stencil that you've used in the background works in perfect harmony with the stamps. Super colours too x


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