June 21, 2015

One for the Men ...

Hi Everybody,

I am often asked for ideas to make cards for the men in our lives and being a frilly flowery kind of card maker I sometimes find it hard .... sorry guys !!  But pink and flowers maybe wouldn't suit many of you

This card uses the Sheena Douglass stamp set called  Destination   and is excellent for many occasions.

I colored it with the Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints   and you need very little to get a good result.

The sentiment stamp  is one of the Altenew  Sentiments and Quotes   and I have stamped it onto some Kraft card and layered it on to blue

The background to this piece uses the Caught In Crystal Technique   which has been around for a long time.

This is so effective and very easy to do that I had my Wednesday Class ladies try  it.

I will show you my ladies cards once they are made up as you need to leave it to dry for a good few hours.  I think a tutorial would be in order for this technique

I have layered the image on to blue card and then onto some Kraft card for a really lovely effect that should make any of the men in your life happy to receive.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

33 comments:

  1. Good morning Christina, what a stunning "man card"
    Love the image and your FANTASTIC background.
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

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  2. Thats a good male card, I think we all much prefer to make pretty cards
    cheers Kaye

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  3. This is very different for you Christina. Love the background. I think the majority of us struggle with male cards so you are not alone. Frills and lace and flowers are so much easier! I'm sorry I haven't been commenting of late but I do check in every day. I just have so much going on right now that some things just have to go. Christine x

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  4. Good morning Christina, your Fathers Day card is really lovely, and as a you said your know for feminine and frilly however you can pull out a great male card on occasions like today. A tutorial would be great thank you, as the effects are amazing. X Ros

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  5. Fabulous mans card Christina

    Anne

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  6. Hi Christine
    I find men cards difficult to make also, however yours is a beauty ,i love the script and the background .
    Elaine H X

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  7. Good morning Christina, A beautiful card with a stunning background! Take care Jane B.

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  8. Hi Christina this card is lovely ,great male card .
    Marion H

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  9. Brilliant card-perfect for Fathers Day or any male birthday.

    Michele

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  10. Morning Christina,
    Great man's card, love the image.
    Lydia
    X

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  11. A great male card. Love the ship stamp.

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  12. thanks for the man's card. I am also stumped when it comes to making cards for men as I too like the frilly girly cards.. I like that technique for the back ground and loook forward to your tutorial, when you get a chance to make one. hugs, Lyn xxx

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  13. Great background Christina (tutorial would be most welcome) and first class card. Like most of us I struggled with cards for men but went onto your card making magic link and discovered the shirt tutorial - since then I have been making a shirt for each male card!! xxx

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  14. Good morning Christina. A really handsome card for all male occasions. Thank you for sharing. I love it xx

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  15. Good Morning Christina :) What an AWESOME Masculine Card this morning to start out Father's Day!! Thank You sooooooo much for sharing!! Would absolutely love a video on how to make the background. Men's cards are always a challenge and a struggle for me. I seem to manage when I need a male card, but it's not without great difficulty, that's for sure. Well, I hope your Hubby gets spoiled today and the "kids" shower him with lots of love. Enjoy a Wonderful Day! Big Hugs.

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  16. Good Afternoon, Christina,
    What a great 'male' card. I'm like a lot of other crafters who find it easier to make 'female' cards so it was so good to see this one. Love the background and am looking forward to seeing how your ladies did with theirs. Have you made a video on this effect yet? x

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  17. Good afternoon Christina

    I really like your stamped card today. I must look at the Sheena Douglas stamps because I do like the ship image.

    Regards
    Joan

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  18. great man card Christina. i would love to learn this technique if you do the tutorial.

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  19. Hello Christina,
    I've just found your blog and really like this man's card. I do hope you gutted the background as it's such a waste to use all of this beauty behind the topper!!
    Maureen x

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  20. This is a wonderful card for a man. I will be looking forward to a tutorial on the Caught in Crystal Technique as I have never heard of it before. Dianne

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  21. Hi Christina a lovely mans card for today.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  22. Good day Christina,
    I am looking forward to seeing the "Caught in Crystals Technique". Wonderful card.

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  23. Male cards are so taxing for me...love my girlie cards....but this card is brilliant.....luv Ursula xxxx

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  24. Good male card. I love the background.

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  25. I too am looking forward to the tutorial, will be nice to have different backgrounds. Youir tutorials are very clear and not difficult to follow. thank you. Diana Lawton

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  26. I love this card. The clean lines and the water technique for the background are so handsome! I started to say beautiful, but that didn't have a "manly" sound to it. lol It's a really great card, Christina.

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  27. An awesome 'man ' card. Why is it always so difficult to come up with something nice for them!

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  28. Hi Christina, what a great male card, I really like this one, the stamped image is lovely and I love how you have put it together, definetly look forward to the video! for the background, thanks for the inspiration.
    Regards Liz.

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  29. Hi Christina,
    Great card for men, ;particularly love your background, must give it a try. Great stamp.
    Di B x

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  30. What a lovely project. Inspiration for men's cards are always welcome :)

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  31. Stunning Christina, I especially love the background, the colours are superb! I don't own any aqua tints, so would the bottles of re-inkers do the same job? If you do bring out a tutorial, I for one, would be over the moon to see! Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us, you are right, it is perfect for men!
    Hugs,
    Karen xx

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  32. Exquisite guy card. So cool that you didn't go all dark and grungy. I think men like to see bright colors too. I pinned of course. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765608632977/

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