Monday, July 4, 2011

some mens cards..

 ..another post and finally catching up with posting everything I need to!!  Three men's cards to show you from last month, the first of which is one with lots of distressing, crumpling and ageing going on with a nautical theme.. and oh embossing as well..

The inks used were TH distress inks, stazon ink and versamark for the embossing, and the stamps are from Stamp Man, aspects of design range which you can find here - have used these before and always go back to them for their versatility and detail.

here is a closeup of the'scroll' and the card candy used for the corners..
the background stamp is a hero arts text one, which you can find here or in loads of other good craft shops - its such a versatile stamp you can use it on almost anything, and would be the first background stamp I suggest anyone buy.

the next card is made with a relatively new Stamp from Wild Rose Studio, and also some new square nestability dies, where I only used one corner of the die and it gives an ornate finish.. coloured with twinkling H2O's this time..

lastly, another very masculine card suitable for all ages and lots of occasions, coloured with twinkling H2O's again - not sure of the brand of this stamp, as it is from eBay and I have had it for ages.
- the silver 'brads' are made with a glue gun and coloured with alcohol inks and the fancy label is a spellbinders fancy tag one..

Thanks for looking and will be back with some Lili of the Valley men's ones shortly!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful cards Jess, the first one is an all time classic, every version you ever did with that stamp turned out fab. I would never have the patience for all that work with inks. I love the spellbinders tag on the last card, must look it up as it would look great on some of my cards. Neat idea cutting the square dies, I must remember that one as I've some but never use them much.
    Claire xxx