Sunday, 22 September 2019

Snippet Sunday - Cards for Men

Hello everyone,

Recently, two men in my life celebrated birthdays. They're both in their eighties so the usual themes of football, fast cars, beer and hill-climbing no longer apply. Here's what I came up with.

Card #1

Card #2

The backgrounds were found in the bits and bobs box - leftovers from a couple of previous makes. The bright blue one was quite obviously made from spray inks but, if I remember correctly, the more subtle colours of the second were made by using the technique of squishing garden flowers onto card using a die-cutting machine. Not that I can remember the flowers used - I tried out the technique a good few years ago.

Supplies used:
- white A6 card bases
- the found background pieces
- scraps of hessian and turquoise glitter paper from the  American Crafts' mixed media pad from the 'Dear Lizzy New Day' collection for card #1
- Kraft cardstock for card #2
- scraps of white card for the toppers and greeting circles - both cards
- stamps; wading birds from 'Wetlands' by Stampin' Up! - card #1; ears of corn from 'Autumn Harvest' by Hunkydory - card #2; greeting from 'Special Occasion Stamps' - a gift from a 2013 issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine - both cards
- inks - Ranger's Archival 'Jet Black' - both cards
- pens - Memento Dual Markers in 'Cantaloupe', 'Dandelion', 'Rich Cocoa' & 'Potter's Clay' for card #2

- tools - die-cutting machine and a set of Docrafts' Spiro Circles dies for matting toppers on both cards

As you can see, the design is super simple, using very little in the way of supplies - and most of them from the snippet box too.

I'm submitting a card to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #361. It makes a change for Di for it not to be a Christmas card, which is what I seem to be making most of the time these days.

I trust you have had a lovely weekend. We certainly have had a sunny one here. Well, it was until today - it's been dreich and  damp from overnight rain, but the garden needed it so I'm not complaining.

Take care and enjoy what's left of today.


cuilliesocks said...

What wonderful cards Elizabeth and perfect for male cards. I love the background and the little images in the foreground, super colours too,Kate x

dutchess said...

Two lovely cards Elizabeth...great for those

Di said...

Wonderful cards Elizabeth! I love that they're sort of generic in style. Not tried pressing flowers using a die cutting machine but I certainly used to have two flower presses I made, the smaller one used to go on caravan travels :) A long time ago now!


Di xx