Sunday, 2 March 2014

Well bearing in mind.............................

I always say I don't like making male cards............................

here is yet another one........................


now I realise that this isn't a brilliant photo so I have taken another couple but can you spot the difference??....................................

apart from that the stamping that is in a slightly different place (only just noticed that) lol!!

This card is my general male card for this year (fortunately I don't send too many male cards) and only three to male relative which I try and make personal to them.

To try and save time I inked through the stencil once and then moved it along the cardstock without cleaning it and inked through it again so I could heat emboss the card in one go.  Well I'm not sure if I turned the stencil back to front but the ink caught in the places it was not supposed too!!

At first I thought I was going to have to cut this bit off and 'file' it but decided that I actually quite like it (I think it is known as 'A Happy Accident')!!  I was also going to cut the corners off the background to match the card blank but again decided I quite liked it as it was - so left well alone - which was a bonus because then I didn't have to try and match the cuts up.

A very simple card to make and fab for batch making - especially if you clean your mask off in between inking with Versamark!!

A closer look at the Happy Accident................................

Ingredients used:-

Craftwork Card Blank
CE black card
Indigo Blu stamp - Grand Tour set
Sentiments from Stamps Away montage greeting set
Crafters Workshop Mask - Mini Harlequin
SU Pewter Emboss Powder
Versamark Ink
Black Archival Ink

 I hope you like what you see and thank you for stopping by.


PS just to let you know that I will not be posting for about a month as not in the country but I am hoping to catch up with all the blogs that I normally follow and leave comments. If I don't pass your way as often as normal please forgive me - but I will definitely go back over previous posts as and when I can and leave a comment xx


  1. A great "happy accident" and a good card for a man, I take you are off somewhere nice??.. What ever and where ever your are off to have a lovely time. Hazel xx

  2. Great card Gail. I don't think very many people like making male cards - they are just so difficult. Enjoy your trip.

  3. Hi Gail
    Out of the country for a month? I don't know that we can allow that lol
    Men are always tricksy when it comes to cards (or most things for that matter) but cars or sport seem safe bets.
    Have a great trip.
    Ang x

  4. Fantastic "male" card love it.
    Have a great time wherever you are off to.

    Patricia xx

  5. Good afternoon stranger, hope you had a good break away.
    I use SB Blossom Five Die for my Roses.
    If you check my Blog Post for 7th November 2012 I have a picture Tutorial for the Roses if you are interested.

    Patricia x