Thursday, March 27, 2014

Let's Hear it for the Boys!

Masculine cards normally very difficult to create. Most of the "bits and bobs" that are available for paper crafting have a more feminine flair (flowers, ribbon, gems, pearls). I never have enough boy cards, and I do keep a lot of boyish goods in the hoard! So....why....not sure....

Here is one that I made for WorldWin Papers blog. Using a new to the hoard background stamp and an older but never used image stamp! (I love old tractors!)

1. Cut ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cocoa cardstock to 11 x 4 1/4 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches and make into a top-fold card.

2. Trim Kraft cardstock to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches. Using dark brown ink, stamp a wood grain image onto the kraft cardstock. Attach the wood grain panel to the card front.

3. Use a die cut template to trim a sentiment strip from Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan cardstock  (or trim a 1/2 x 3 inch strip of cardstock). Stamp the sentiment onto the cardstock strip with dark brown ink.

4. Attach brads to the ends of the cardstock strip as shown. Attach the strip to the bottom of the card front. Use foam tape for extra dimension.

5. Using glue, attach a length of twine to the left center of the card.

6. Cut an inverted scallop circle from  ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cocoa cardstock. Attach the circle to the card with foam tape, overlapping the twine.

7. Using dark brown ink, stamp the main image onto Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan cardstock. Die cut the image with a circle template. Lightly sponge vintage photo ink around the image as shown.

8. Attach the image to the inverted scallop circle with foam tape.

9. Using strong glue, attach three metal gears to the upper right corner of the card as shown.

10. Trim Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan cardstock to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and line the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking!

WorldWin Papers:
ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cocoa
Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan

Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Stamps: My Favorite Things Wood Plank Background; Stampin' Up Harvest Blessings; Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
Die cut templates: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Large Classic Inverted Scallop Circles; My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips
Twine: May Arts
Gears: Tim Holtz Idea-ology; 7 Gypsies
Brads: unknown
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Beacon Fabri-Tac


  1. Marvelous masculine card, Gloria! Great background, the tractor image is awesome and the gears are perfect! My dad would love this card!

  2. Oh, Oh, Oh...great male card! And where can I get my hands on those gears?!

  3. This is a fabulous masculine card! I too, am loving the gears!!

  4. Love it! I also love old tractor stamps and that is one of my favorites. It works perfectly with the cool gears and the woodgrain too.

  5. Fantastic, love that you left the image plain, gives a great antique feel, the gears are a great embellishment!