It's Rein here this week, and I'm daring you to make a masculine card
Games and Toys for Boys
Games and Toys for Boys
put a race track, dart board, vehicle... on your card. Here are some from the Design Team to get you started
At least this means I've got one of those dreaded male cards made in good time. As I've just had an order for 6 or 7 "special" cards, also for May, I really need to pull my finger out and get some cardmaking done!
So, here's my card for the DCM this week, I wish I'd used some different papers, it looks a bit dreary, don't you think? I reeally should invest in some new "boy-themed" papers, maybe that would help me feel more inspired for making masculine stuff. I doubt it, but its worth a try - and a good excuse to do some shopping too.
The funny little car is from one of Leo's older Crafty Templates collections, I used Crate Paper "Zoom" for all the papers on this card. The hub caps are large brads flattened by a wallop with the hammer.
I made a Robo template for the balloons then cut it in layers of paper and silver card to get the right effect. The little "badge" is all Robo cut too.
I hope this dare will inspire you to make a masculine card - or maybe even two! They are probably not high on our favourite themes for cards eh? so maybe this is just the push you need to get cards for your dads, brothe's, nephews, OHs and all those other difficult "Male of the Species" cards ready to go.
Please pop over to the Daring Cardmakers Blog - I'm sure the DT cards will inspire you to get crafting with a male theme this week!
I made this card using Beckie's sketch on Bumbleberry Crafts and it sat on my desk for days because I didn't think it looked right. After a while I decided it was the rub-on flowers that looked wrong, it was all a bit "flat".
So I made a couple of mini poppies and added those over the rub-on flowers. I think the tweaked version looks much better, what do you reckon?
Actually, it makes a change for me to persevere and try and make a card work - you should see how many half made cards I have hidden around the place - they may not be "working" but I still can't throw them out (well, the really really bad ones, I do!). I think in thise case it was so close to being OK - and of course I'd put all that effort into making the big tattered poppy, hadn't I?!
Just a reminder that if you'd like to be in with a chnace of owning the little book I showed on here yesterday, then you've got till 6pm (UK time) to make a card following sketch #8 over on the Sketch File blog.
All for now, back next time with another card using the April Crafty Templates Embellish Buddies collection, hope to see you soon