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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Card for a Man - Sunday Stampers and F & F Sunday Share

Hello Everyone

I find it hard to make a card for a man but I recently got some of the new Tim Holtz Distress Paints, a new Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder (Compass Set) and a freebie stamp from the Chronology Range by Papermania.  I purchased some corrugated card and some brown twine from the Funkie Junkie and wanted to use all these items on a card for a man.  This is what I made.


I edged a white 8" x 8" white card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The corrugated card is randomly coloured with  Salty Ocean and Walnut Stain Distress Paints.  I embossed a piece of white card using the Compass embossing folder and then distressed it with Gathered Twigs DI and then added some Salty Ocean  Distress Paint to the circle edge.  For the second image, this was stamped with black Archival Ink and then coloured in part with Salty Ocean Distress Paint.  The edges were coloured with Gathered Twigs DI.  Both images were mounted onto white card which I coloured with Salty Ocean Distress Paint.  For anyone who has not yet used these paints, they are fabulous, they go on easily, dry quickly and smell gorgeous and they can be watered down and painted with a paint brush!

The watch was stamped with black Archival Ink and the word Voyage (from TH's Classic Favourites #1) is stamped in brown Archival Ink, distressed with Gathered Twigs DI and then mounted onto card coloured with Salty Ocean Distress Paint.

When mounting the mats onto the card I added some lovely brown twine threaded through the top of the watch.

This card is my entry for Sunday Stampers week 245 - Man of the World (which is run by the talented Hels Sheriden) where the challenge is Men.

I also want to enter my card in the Frilly and Funky Sunday Share Challenge as I purchased a couple of the items from the Funkie Junkie Boutique  (corrugated card and twine).

Thank you so much for visiting, I have been blogging for one year today!  I have had the most amazing time, meeting new blog friends.  I hope you will leave me a comment and contact details so that I can return the compliment.   Hugs, Anne xx

43 comments:

  1. Anne I adore this card. I to struggle to make cards for men so hats off to you for making it look so easy.

    Blogging for year only you are a professional at it for sure. Just want to say a huge thank you for the support you have shown me on my blog. It really is appreciated.

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  2. Really love that watch face tied to the brown twine! Great card! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  3. Great card, Anne. Light blue and beige/caramel combinations look terrific. It works well for blokes' cards especially I think.
    Ros.

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  4. Anne a great make, love the combination of textures. Congrats on the year in blogland too! Hugs trace x

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  5. Good morning, what a fantastic card, great concept and wonderful textures make a great card for a man.

    Patricia.

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  6. What a great masculine card! I love that vivid blue with the brown, Kraft and creams.

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  7. Happy blog birthday Anne, what a success you have made of it in just one year! I love your card, my friend just sent me those stamps so now I have inspiration to use them! xx

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  8. Hi Anne - first of all congrats on your blogaversary - its a wonderful feeling isn't it - your blog is one of my favourites - I just love everything you make and todays is no exception - great work and very quick off the mark!!! Those distress paints sound good - will need to get a few to give them a go!!! Not this month though! Big Hugs Rachel xx

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  9. Hello Anne
    Congrats to you on your blogaversary!
    Your card is wonderful. I love the design with such fabulous colours and textures.
    hugs Sue

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  10. Good Morning Anne. Here to another great year my friend. I absolutely love what you've done to make this fabulous male card. The colours looks so good. Have a good day. Hugs Rita xx

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  11. Congratulations on your blog birthday! Your card is fabulous - its so hard to make male themed cards and this is perfect! I love the texture from the corrugated card and the embossing and the colours are perfect! Thank you for your lovely comments on my Love card. I agree, we are both really lucky with our Husbands. I am sorry about your health problems too - its good we have our craft to help us through it! I love my blogging too. Its nice to have such nice blog friends like you! xx

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  12. Congrats on your blog's birthday. That is fantastic! Your card you are currently featuring on your blog is beautiful! It has been fun to watch your art grow in change since we've known each other through blog land. You do beautiful work. It is always very creative and beautifully crafted. Thank you so much for the sweet comments you've left on my blog this morning regarding the hot air balloon. Funny you were heading out to get an egg shaped papier-mâché peace to make an Easter balloon.

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  13. Ran out of room on my last post… Ha ha. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for your always inspiring and uplifting comments. You are such a sweet and talented lady. I am so thankful we are friends. Hugs, Candy

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  14. WOW that is fantastic, really an adorable collage!

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  15. Happy One Year & One Day Anniversary
    So glad you decided to start a blog so you could share your amazing art with us. You have become such a lovely blogging friend who always takes the time to visit my blog and leave such special comments.
    A stunning masculine card.It is a beautifully stamped, vintage style collage card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. Happy blog anniversary Anne!! card is fab as usual I love it I was contemplating buying those new paints and I think you have just changed my mind to a definite yes lol huggles hun Sue xxxx

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  17. Great man card, fabulous layering and super elements. I am finding them getting a bit easier as I do more but I hardly ever have spare ones. xx Flora

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  18. Wonderful card as always Anne. Happy Blogiversary for yesterday Anne. You're so adept at this blogging gig now, you're an expert! Here's to the next twelve months and beyond :0) Mo Love n hugs x

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  19. Gorgeous man card ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  20. I love the compass embossed! Great man card, plain but stylish. I love what you did Anne.
    Hugs Kelly

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  21. Happy blogiversary Anne. Love this card, which is right up my street. The paints are fabulous as are the embossing folders. Your corrugated card really adds even more texture.

    Fab male project Anne.

    I look forward to more of your craft projects over the next number of years.

    Hugs

    Annie x

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  22. Congrats on your blogaversary Anne. I hope you are having a very special day. Your card is fabulous and so 'male-friendly'. I go absolutely blank when trying to create the dreaded 'male card'. Nicola x

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  23. Hi Anne, love your card. It is full of all the vintage elements I adore! I would frame and hang this! xo Pam

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  24. Hi Anne, thanks for your kind comments on my blog! I had to pop over and check out what you did with that free globe stamp! Your card is beautiful!!! I love the colour combo you've used - that little touch of salty ocean and how you tied the watch on with the twine - it looks fab!

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  25. Fabulous card Anne, love the texture, embossed piece and the added twins. Fabulous design. Tracy x

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  26. I love this design work you have created, especially the blue coloring on the corrugated paper. You think of the neatest things to do Anne. I do think this is perfect for any person - man or woman. Your card is really beautifully done!!!!
    sandy

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  27. Love this card...the blue on the corrugated is so striking! Fab masculine feel too!

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  28. Anne this is just fabulous ..love the blue on the background and the textures you have created...was watching Hels demo these paints at Stitches yesterday! Carole Z X

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  29. Happy Blogiversary Anne... Love your card.. great use of the corrugated card the colours are fab...Wonderful design.. Love it!!! Hugs May x x x

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  30. Happy Blog Birthday Anne - doesn't time fly when you're having fun! I really reading your blog, so much inspiration.
    Love this men's card, the corrugated card looks fab and I really like the touch of blue, makes it all 'pop'. xx

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  31. I recognise that clock. What a marvellous man made Anne. I think you could go into business specialising in man cards.
    Love Lynn xx

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  32. Superb Anne. You've made each element with such care and it is then put together so well that each one can be enjoyed. Love it. Hugs, Jenny x

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  33. Love the style and the colours
    Rosie x

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  34. Well, you just lost the ability to use that line ("I find it hard to make a card for a man") anymore, Annie!! You just went from that to "I find, with my new Tim Holtz products, that I'm an expert at making a card for a man."! This is AWEsome!!

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  35. Well, I'm late with my "happy blogday" now... but I do congratulate you on your first anniversary, and look forward to many more!
    Love this card - the compass looks fantastic and I love your blue accents against the cream and sepia palette... wonderful!
    Alison x

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  36. You reminded me that I also have that folder! What a great card manly card you have created! Love all the layers and how you used that compass! Fabulous and Happy Blogaversary again! Hugs!

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  37. Happy Bloggy Birthday! Loving your masculine creation... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  38. It's beautiful (if you can say that about men's cards!). Love the touches on blue with the brown and it's a great design!

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  39. Congratulations on your first year of blogging x love this card and you've used that free stamp brilliantly x

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  40. Happy Anniversary, Anne! What a wonderful card you've made. I love that new TF and how you offset it.

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  41. Yep, that's a perfect card for a man and you make it look so easy :D!!! Really, really love what you used for this, how you used it and that wonderful layout. It's got a lightness about it too if you know what I mean, really perfect man card!

    Love that folder and stamps...........oh dear!!! :D Chris xxx

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  42. fantastic male card, love the layers and the chronology line is perfect for male themes.

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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