Monday, 18 June 2012

Cardmaking Online - Male 'Just For You' card

Photo One

Here's a card I have made on behalf of Cardmaking Online. As you can see I made this one with my father in mind. It features a screw driver Luxury Card Layer which I have sprayed with silver Glimmer Mist to enhance the screw driver cut outs and basically make it more masculine (it was cream in its original form). I also used a cArt-Us brick embossing folder on the raspberry ColorCore card and sanded the black ColorCore card to give it a worn appearance. This is all layered onto iron plate patterned paper.

Luxury Card Layers are so versatile and come many different styles. Check them out here.

Here's some instructions  and a supplies list for this card:

1. Place the screw driver Luxury Card Layer onto a non-stick craft sheet and spray with silver Glimmer Mist and allow to dry.

2.  Trim your Iron Plate paper to 130 mm x 130 mm; raspberry ColorCore card to 65 mm x 95 mm; and nightfall ColorCore card to 40 mm x  55 mm.

3.  Distress the edges of your paper and card using a paper distresser then adhere the Iron Plate paper to your white base card using double-sided tape.

4.  Use your Cuttlebug machine or other die-cutting machine and the brick wall embossing folder to emboss the raspberry card. I chose to emboss the 'bricks' rather than the 'cement'.

Photo Two

5.  Use a Sand It Gadget or other sanding tool to sand the top of the bricks on the raspberry card and over the entire surface of the nightfall card to reveal the lighter colour underneath. This gives the pieces a 'worn' appearance.

6.  Once the mist has dried on your luxury card layer use foam squares to mount the nightfall card onto the raspberry card and double-sided tape to mount the raspberry card onto the luxury card layer as shown in photo two.

7.  Use a craft knife to carefully lift your peel-off sentiment off its backing sheet and place it onto the nightfall card. I chose 'Just For You' and 'Father'. Then carefully peel off individual wavy lines from the Mini Ornaments peel-off sheet and place various lengths onto the raspberry card and Luxury Card Layer as shown in photo two.

 Photo Three

8.  Cut two pieces of raspberry card to fit within the die-cut screw driver handle as shown in photo three. TIP: I placed the card underneath the handle area then traced around the edges of the handle to get an approximate size. I then trimmed the pieces to the exact size using decoupage scissors

9.  Adhere the two pieces of cut card to the reverse side of the luxury card layer using glue and tiny strips of tape as shown in photo three. You could also use glue dots for this as it can be a bit tricky to use tape without it showing.

10.  Wipe the edges of the luxury card layer with barn door Distress Ink

11.  Use double-sided tape to adhere the main section of the luxury card layer to the base card and use glue or glue dots to adhere the die-cut sections.

12.  Place the front of the card onto a perforating mat and use a pokey tool to punch a small hole in each corner of the Iron Plate paper. Secure a brad of your choice in each hole.

Your card is now complete.

Perforating Mat
Sakura Quickie Glue
Scotch Tape
Distress Ink - Barn Door
 Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in silver - or you could use Perfect Pearls Mist
Paper Distresser

Well, thanks for stopping by my blog.

Wishing you a wonderful day.


1 comment:

  1. Vicki I love the card that you have created, it is always difficult to make a male card and you have succeeded.