Sunday, 24 April 2016

Cards for Men

Hi Crafty Friends

Here are two more cards we made in class, at different times, but I thought I'd blog them together. They're both ArtKure stamps. They do beautifully detailed scenic stamps, which stamp really well. I'd order more from them, but I've had issues with them over deliveries/refunds so I'm wary of risking  it again. The first is Crail harbour in Fife, Scotland. I love it that it says what the place is. We just added a little colouring with DIs, so a fairly quick card to make.

Sadly this one doesn't tell you where this scene is. We stamped the image in black and then embossed it with clear powder before inking it with DIs. I've just realised that I put flag tails on all men's cards (I did it on the Wetlands card, too). Will have to try to avoid that on the next one.

Seems I stick to a blue/aqua/brown scheme too.  I guess for the next man's card I make I'll have to challenge myself to pick different colours and avoid flags (help!)

happy crafting
jan xx


  1. Cool makes, beautifully stamped and perfect for men


  2. Two wonderful male cards, love those stamps and layout, think you`er fishtails look brill on male cards.
    Pam x

  3. WOW - these are so detailed. Brilliant masculine cards.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Lovely cards Jan, I like the fishtails :)

  5. Oh the joys of making men's cards ! As always you have come up with versatile designs Jan and I too tend to reach for the same colour palettes over and over again, although to my shock I actually used some dull ORANGE on my card for dad ( his birthday is in January so I made it whilst doing my christmas cards), don't tell anyone but I actually quite like how it turned out, will share it after January the 6th xxx