Monday, 25 February 2013

Safe Travels And A Tutorial


Hi bloggers!  First of all, I want to apologise for the colour issue on yesterday's card.  I have been having some issues with Blogger recently.  The pic was absolutely fine when I looked at it on preview, so I don't have a clue why it came out so pink (as the rest of them didn't look pink and they were all taken at the same time!)  Blogger also sent up a second post yesterday right in the middle of my writing it!  I do apologise if you received a second email that did not make any sense!  Now on to today's card, which hopefully will be a fun card for the guys in your life.  The background was creating using the faux leather technique.  There are about a dozen pics below the card pictures showing step by steps for this technique so I will skip it here.  I stamped the vintage car from the Going Places set from Justrite stamps using a coffee archival ink pad.  I cut it out with the matching vintage Labels and Banner die set.  I used a light inking of Antique Linen distress ink while still in the die.  I used a pale blue pencil behind the card.  Cotton hemp ribbon was wrapped around the card in both directions.  I added some gears as accents, stamped a metal edged tag with a sentiment and tied it on with some natural jute twine.  Add a suitable sentiment for your own personal occasion and your guy's card is sorted!   Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.






 Here is a step by step tutorial for the faux leather technique.  Begin with a piece of card that size that you want for your background.  Start by tearing small pieces of masking tape and placing them on your card.  I find it easiest to work from the bottom towards the top and allow the tape pieces to go off the edge of the card onto my craft mat.
 Continue this process working up your card.  Remember to turn your pieces so that they overlap.  Also, this will create a pleasing effect since you will always have straight sides from the edge of the tape to disguise.



 This is what it will look like when you have finished applying the tape.  If you notice any areas that may appear different, now is the time to add a bit more tape to those sections. Once you move on to the inking step, it will be too ate to alter that.









 You can either trim your edges in a paper trimmer or wrap the tape around the back of the card (that does take a bit longer to do though).  You can also rip or tear the edges for an interesting effect.  I use scissors to get it started due to the thickness, but it tears easily after that.
 Using any colour of distress ink, use the pad directly on to your masking tape. You can use one or more colours with nice results.  I started by covering the entire piece with Tea Dye here.












 I added Walnut Stain to the edges of the piece to give it a darker shadow. (On the actual card above, I used Pumice Stone distress ink as my second colour.)
Don't worry about how dark it appears as that is only temporary.
                                                                                                                          








                                                                                      Using a piece of kitchen roll, wipe the entire piece down, removing the excess ink.


Next cover the entire piece with clear embossing powder.  You will not need to add any other products to get the powder to stick.  The distress ink will still be wet enough (yes, even after rubbing it) to allow the powder to stick.


 Heat your embossing powder to melt it over your entire piece.


 Here are two pics of your final piece.  One showing the overall piece and one close up for you.
 Next use your piece as a lovely background for your card or even cut it into panels for a more interesting look.  All for now, Sue x


199 comments:

Pam said...

Great Mans card today. Love the tutorial, will have to give that a try.

Izzwizz said...

Fab card Sue. Thank you for the tutorial, I remember seeing this on one of your C&C shows and it looks great. Maddy x

Hellma said...

Love this card Sue, thanks for the Tut.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue great tutorial and great card, thank you x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I've been meaning to try your faux leather technique as I think it looks really effective - I have no excuses not to now with your excellent tutorial.Thank you.
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue what a great mans card love it and i will be having ago at making the back ground i tbought it looked great when it was on c&c. But seeing it up close it looks even better. Take care Sue xx

Debs Artliff

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, great card and a great tutorial.
You did this ages ago on C&C I did it then and few times since. It is a wonderful effect for man cards.
Thank you once again for all the help you give I really appreciate it.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
What a great mans card - have been meaning to try this technique but when i get to my craft room i seem to forget.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, a brilliant man's card. Many thanks for the tutorial . Will have to give it a go . Lol Lynne M x x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card your tutorial was great aim going to try the fake leather look thanks for sharing your ideas Tracy w x

Rosie said...

Thanks for the excellent tutorial, Sue. I will try it. Glad you mentioned the colour issue in yesterday's post as I was a bit puzzled!

melanie said...

Great tutorial thanks for sharing .Melanie

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Wonderful blog, thanks for the tutorial !
A great card for the men in our lives.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I have done this technique a few times since watching you demo it on C&C and its not always when making cards. I made scrap book covers and also covered boxes. So thank you once again for a brilliant technique. Great mans card today I love the way you embellish your men's cards which I find hard to do without over doing it or making it girlie. You give us brilliant ideas of what to use.
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, Fab card, have to try this technique, as it looks stunning. Bx

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh my goodness sue that looks really interesting ... love your card and love the tutorial must have a go ... hope you have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

What a wonderful man's card Sue, must give it a try and many thanks for yet another in depth tutorial. Got a couple of days off work so I may just have to have a play.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

As you said, great cad for the guys today. Love the faux leather and will try that today

June x

Corinne said...

Love the look of this card whether I will have the patience to try itnot sure bit tutorial great as ever!!cant wait to see you back on C&C Hugs Corinne

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Great card, just right for the men. I love the faux leather. Will be trying that today. Like Heather T, I can see lots of uses, not just card backgrounds. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just fab and thank you for the brilliant tutorial.
Beverley W

Ladock girl said...

What a terrific idea with the background. Don't know how you keep coming up with them. Linda xxx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, nice to see so many cards suitable for men. I really like this one, very subtle colouring.

Keep inspiring us

Carol B

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I am in awe at the faux leather background, and thank you for the tutorial, I am going to try doing this one. Coincidentally I was making a card for my Brother-in-Law yesterday and I used the other one of these stamps, the one with the aeroplane on, I just need to add the sentiment, it came out beautifully. Your card is absolutely brilliant, and I will definitely be trying this one. Thank you for your fantastic inspiration.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and thank you for the tutorial, must raid hubby's shed for some masking tape ha ha
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Joesgrandma said...

Superb card. Love the techniques used and the layout. The colours are especially good for Man Cards. Love it! Thanks Sue!

jacqui said...

Great card , fab demo.

Karen R said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial, great looking background which I will try soon. Loving your ideas for mens cards, always a worry for unexpected mens cards.

Heather said...

Morning Sue!

What a lovely card the background is really effective and I had missed how to do this technique so thanks a lot for the tutorial you are so good doing all this work for us I really appreciate the time and effort you go to.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

No need to apologise for yesterday's 'pinkie', Sue, it was a good wake-right-up moment and at least we all know we don't have dodgy eyes!
Today's man card great, like Corinne don't know if the patience element is there for the faux leather technique,
but it really is effective. Thank you.

'P' in Wales

foxyg said...

Fab card Sue. That background is brilliant - I'll try that today.

mell said...

wow! would never of guessed it was done that way! xx

mell said...

wow! would never of guessed it was done that way! xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the leather technique. Got to give that a go.

Val in Spain xxx

Elizabeth S said...

Morning Sue. Brilliant card today and love the colour combo too. This technique is great and I have used it a couple of times. With regards to the comments above about having to have patience... I personally think it is very theraputive and rewarding with the end result.
Thanks for the tutorial.
Elizabeth x

Anne Crawford said...

I am on holiday at the moment but can't wait to get home to try this, it looks a fab background for any type of card!

HiggiSue said...

lobe the faux leather technique must give it a try. thanks Sue.

redfox said...

really great to have a man's card to try! I've been meaning to try this background technique for ages, so no more putting if off, it must be done! hugs

Victoria said...

Great to see the faux leather technique again. It's so effective. Love the little embellishments too.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card for men. Love the the background, I also remember you doing this on C & C.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

maxine said...

Great card and tutorial x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,
Great card. Thanks for the tutorial. X

Lacelady said...

Wow. Sue, how on earth did you come up with the idea for that background, it's amazing. From the other comments it seems as if it isn't the first time you have shown it, so I must have missed it somehow. I am definitely going to have a try, even if not on this card design. (I still can't warm to that odd shaped die).

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
How did you ever come up with this clever background idea? It is lovely. The card is very clever for a guy, I love those stamps and dies... Thanks

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you so much for the Tut.today = I have not seen this effect before but will definitely be giving a try. It looks fantastic and will be so useful for the not so frilly cards we love to make. I really do like the travel set of dies and they are on my list of to buy to add to the few I have. I have pre-ordered my book so that will be waiting for me when I return to the UK next week.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I like the card today and thank you so much for tutorial. I will definately have a go! You always amaze me with your card creations and tutorials, we are so lucky. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning sue. Wow the faux leather te unique is good. I would never have guessed that it was masking tape inked and embossed. Great card. I'm off to have a go. Xx

Sue dunn

lainey said...

love the layout of this card Sue, thanks for the tutorial, love it!!! lainey x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love this card for the guys.Thanks for the tutorial on how to get the effect.

Celina Dee said...

Love the faux leather technique. I have tried a few times to do it myself but it never comes out right.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fabulous male card your faux leather technique is great. Good for handbags and suitcases as well.
I love those vintage stamps of cars aeroplanes etc as well.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, nice card love the leather technique will try it Jean Z xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue as the others have said how do you come up with such brilliant things,i would never have thought using masking tape could produce a leather look.thank you for the tutorial.
Marion

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Thank you for the Technique always good to know!
Like the male card!
LoveMarg

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice mans card Sue. Like the techique thanks

Sue Yorkshire said...

Fantastic mans card Sue and many thanks for the tutorial, it looks so effective

Sue xx

kimberley said...

Always nice to have another male idea.thank you for the tutorial-i had forgotten about this technique,take care,x.

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, great man's card and just love the faux leather look which I have done a few times. Many thanks for putting the idea back into action. Love all aspect of the card too. Have a nice day xx

Love June

Rose in Chester said...

I LOVE the background, thank you for sharing.
Great man's card, you really inspire us.

Annie said...

Wow. That is amazing, Sue. Thanks for the tutorial - really like the card.
Hugs Annie

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

GM Sue,
Great card and tutorial will definetly be trying this one thx Sue x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue, what a fantastic background, the tutorial is great, a must to try this morning
hugs
Carolx

gwen70 said...

Great card today Sue, and thanks for the tutorial, totally forgotten that one

ellyscard creatief said...

Fab card Sue.
Gr Elly

Carol H said...

Great card for the men, many thanks for the tutorial.

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, WOW i love this card, it's fab! Thanks for the tutorial it's great and this is a background idea i'm definately going to try. Cant wait to see you next week on C&C. Hugs for now Sonia x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the background technique!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card love the technique and the tutorial is so helpful, I have done it once before but I didn't look as good as yours. Must try it again.
Lydia
X

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning man card and absolutely love the tutorial! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, the tutorial is great. Love Brenda Lel

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a great male card and thank you for such a detailed tutorial! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Superb Card,thanks for showing us "how" Mabex

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great mans card love the tutorial. Take care, Jess x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, fantastic card and love the technique so thanks for the step by step. Emma

Eemeli said...

Great masculine card and thanks for the tutorial.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this stamp for men, and the faux effect is great I have used it several times and have always been pleased with the result.

Love Rosemarie xx

Maggie said...

Gosh that's exciting. Must give it a go. Great man's card, so useful. xx

nannapat said...

Fab card for the men today. Thank you for the tutorial Sue, I will def give it a try. Pat x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, your timing on this card is perfect as I have two men's cards to do and will definitely be trying out this technique. Hopefully mine will turn out almost as good as your's :)Hugs xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A fabulous male card, the faux leather is so effective. I must have missed this technique previously, thanks to your detailed tutorial I will be giving it a try. Your inspiration makes my day.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

mycraftypatch said...

Fab Card !!!!!
Great tutorial !!!

Alice G said...

What a great male card. The tutorial is so helpful Sue, thank you for taking the time to do it in such detail. Would it be possible to copy and paste that where you have your other tutorials so its easy to find? I've a head like a sieve so unless I do it a number of times I'd never remember the technique so it would be great if I could access it when I need the instructions.

Alice xx

mycraftypatch said...

Fab Card !!!!!
Great tutorial !!!

Maryann said...

What an awesome card here Sue, and a really great tutorial as well. Thanks so much.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, I love the background. Thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to give that technique a try.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, great card, hmm will have to give this technique ago.
Have a good day
Gilly C

Ali B said...

Wow Sue, What a great tutorial. Cant wait to try it out with the inks I ve got and see what comes out, Really struggle to create manly cards but you make it look so easy. Thanks
Alison x

Anonymous said...

Sue
Thanks once again for the inspiration. Cards for men are so difficult to create (my opinion). Brilliant tutorial for the background.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Anonymous said...

A very masculine card Sue. I was struggling last night to come up with a male card so the leather look and your great tutorial has encouraged me to give this technique a try, thanks Sue.
Love the card by the way!
Val C xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
shame about yesterdays card (i liked it pink lol)
Cracking mens card, like the steering wheel, and cogs. Like the way you have got away with ribbon on a mens card .Good job. Done the masking tape trick before but not embossed it. One to try i think
Thanks for inspiration
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love this background, this is a must try!!

Mol x

Kate's Cards said...

Thank you!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Thanks for the tutorial. Have been meaning to try this for a while. Now it is a must! Great mans card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Naomi said...

Great card Sue, thanks for the inspiration, off to play now.

kimmie_35 said...

This is brilliant... thank you for sharing... will definitely give it a go... love the card.
Hugs
Kim M
x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Great guy card. Love your leather technique.
Erica x

hazel said...

Gorgeous card Sue would be great for father's day love this technique. xx hazel

ruth jamieson said...

Hi Sue
WOW that looks so easy got to give it a go and so affective on your man card usually stay away from ribbon on a mans card but this works so well
Hugs Ruth

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Great card and great tutorial
Thank you.
Margaret l

loftylass said...

Great card Sue. Thanks for the step by step - very effective and one I will be trying seeing I have three sons!!
Happy crafting.
Hugs
Heather
x

Sue B said...

Wonderful card for the men this one and think the faux leather technique is great. Must have a try at this & thanks for the detailed instructions on how to do it.

Suebak said...

Fab - perfect for my adult son who has a birthday coming up on St David's day. x

Jackie Calvert said...

great card for men, this is a very interesting effect, a must try.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the card very effective, i have done this but doing strips across the card, looks great for a field.

Dont worry about the dodgy pics i dont know how you find the time anyway.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Love the card and Thank You so much for the tutorial Sue
Where have I been? I haven't seen this technique before! xXx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow Sue that looks amazing, thanks for the photos for the background, must try it as I think it would work in many colours and for many styles. You've got me thinking! Take care Zo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, thank you so much for taking the time out to share your fantastic demo, this background looks really great and just in time for me to try for my son-law's birthday card which I had been pondering over. Your card is fantastic. Hugs Liz C x

CraftyJo said...

Great card Sue, thanks for the tutorial.

guffie said...

Firstly congrts to all the winners yesterday sayit today as was unable to have a look yesterday due to being flat on my back (i hate slipped discs get ya when ya least expect it lol) loved the card yesterday love that blue and white so striking .....and as for todays well wow Sue love the background will definately be having a go at that in fact after i have done this going to go and play in my craft room as having withdrawal symptoms xx gail from eastbourne

Sue C said...

Love the background technique of this card, must give it a go xx

Helen VoG said...

Great card for the men in our lives. Thanks for the tutorial will give this a try.

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Great looking card, ideal as you say for any gent! Love the colour combo and layout!
Love the technique for creating the background, you've explained it so well, definitely going to give it a go when I get off the internet! A roll of masking tape is calling me!!
The background is asking to be inked also in girly colours, suitable for ladies into their shoes and handbags!

Ladies..all you who are hesitant about leaving a comment...give it a go! I have been extremely fortunate to be on the receiving end of Sue's generosity...twice in the past year! As the saying goes.."you've got to be in it to win it!"

Thanks once again Sue
Have a great day

Lara xxx

Coffee And Cream said...

Great card - really like the leather effect. I have all the ingredients for it, so will give it a go! Thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow - love the background - thanks for the detailed steps. will have to give this a go. Lovely mans card.
Michelle M

Lyn said...

what a revelation.
Let me have a go
Brill Sue

howdy said...

what fun.
must have a go.

Vick said...

Hi Sue,

I've always loved this effect and have done it too a few times, its great, I did it once in pinks for a girly effect it still looked great, I love this card, hugs hun, Vick xxx
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Vie Carter said...

very good technique, love this card for the chaps

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Fantastic tutorial Sue. Thank you so much. With love & light Theresa. H

utilitygirl said...

Love this card Sue. I have used this background technique several times since I saw you do it and it is very effective but quite simple to do, so will be using it again no doubt. Thanks for the great idea.

iggy said...

well i guess i know what i am trying out tomorrow.........many thanks my lovely for all your tips & hints + all your fab cards. my aim is to be 10% as good as you are one day, x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I'd forgotten about your faux leather technique so thank you for the tutorial. Got a few male cards to make and this one is just right!

Hugs, Belinda x

salem said...

great card love the charms and tag

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
I love the card. Such good choices around the ribbon and twine to give a masculine feel. Thank you for the tutorial. Will have to try this!
Thank you
Anne O

Ita said...

Hi Sue fantastic step by step, the card is fantastic,I have never seen this done before ,and I will give it a try,and thank you for sharing this with all of us
Smiles
Ita

Ita said...

Hi Sue fantastic step by step, the card is fantastic,I have never seen this done before ,and I will give it a try,and thank you for sharing this with all of us
Smiles
Ita

Ita said...

P.S. the txt is perfect on my computer
Ita

Leanne said...

Fabulous! I will get back to read the tutorial in detail.

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Dont look at your blog until the afternoon as I know I would want to try whatever you show. I wasn't wrong today - guess what I will be doing in the next five minutes?

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Michelle said...

WOW Sue, this is fantastic, I love the faux leather technique. Thanks for showing steps to achieve this look, I will definitely have a go at this.

Hugs Michelle E xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a great guy card tried this
faux leather look when you showed us on
C&C a while back but forgot about
it so thanks for remembering us
you have to keep bringing things
back to remind us. Nancyd xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What an amazing technique. Will definitely have to have a go at this. Love this card, it is stunning.
Love Jan x x

jeffrey bubbles said...

Love the card for the men in your life. And the tutorial is really great can not wait to give it a try. Kathy xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Wonderful card today Sue and the tutorial was great.

jeffrey bubbles said...

I will be trying the tutorial soon Sue, great card again Thanks Kathy xxxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue.
I know this is my second visit today but just wanted to say that your tutorial today worked beautifully. I have just finished having a go and even my first attempt is lovely. Thank you again.X

Anonymous said...

What a great card Sue - I looked this morning but didn't have time to digest it as I was going out - have now read how you have done the leather effect and will be having a go at that. It is so good of you to take your time to explain in detail how to do everything. I don't know how you keep coming up with these wonderful ideas, but do keep them coming! YvonneMayxx

lynda said...

A great mans card got the wow factor
love the faux leather technique so effective.Hugs Lynda xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a brilliant card. The faux leather tutorial is superb - can see that I need to give this a go! Have seen it before but never really understood how it was done but - now I know thanks to you!

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card and thanks for the tutorial the background looks fantastic I will have to try this.

Janice K said...

A great masculine card. I love the faux leather technique. x

Jane said...

Today's card is amazing I love faux leather effect, I have tried it before its really good.

Jane xx.

Shazza said...

great card, love the tutorial x

Lori said...

Love your card Sue! Makes a great Masculine card! Also, thanks for the tutorial. I tried this technique years ago and was not happy with the way mine came out. Your tutorial explains a better way to lay down the masking tape. Love it!! Hugs Lori

cebelica said...

I love the vintage look of your card. And what a great idea for the background. Thanks for the tutorial! Hugs! xx

Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful masculine card Sue! Thanks for the tutorial - what a fun background!!!

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a wonderful card. I do love the background technique! That is what I'm going to try out next :)
Have a lovely week :)

jane gray said...

Hi sue, love the card. Thanks for sharing you background technique - now where dose my hubby hide his tape!......

Take care
Janex

jane gray said...

Hi sue, love the card. Thanks for sharing you background technique - now where dose my hubby hide his tape!......

Take care
Janex

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Great man card, love the faux leather look background, thank you for the tutorial.

sued99 said...

Good card for the men today but like the way you've still used some ribbon.

Anonymous said...

I bought some masking tape a while back for a craft project but although it was low tack it was still too sticky for what I needed. Guess what I'll be doing with it now ? Great tutorial. Thanks
JazzaC x

karenlotty said...

Great card & must try this technique Will have to add embossing powder & heat gun to my "wish list" he he!

Laura O said...

great male card love the background.Laura O

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, Great card for the men in our lives. Thanks for the tutorial, one to try later. Sally

Marlene said...

What a great tutorial will have to try this one great for mens card. Love your card to.

petlady said...

Good evening Sue, this is a great mans card.I think the background is FAB, will have to try this,good tutorial! Sandra xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Hi Sue, thanks so much for that tutorial, its a great technique, and really good for a masculine card, or could easily be changed using pinks for a more feminine look, another one for my list to try... arghhh just wish there was more hours in the day xxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, wow what a great effect and your tutorial is so easy to follow, must have missed this when you demonstrated it on C&C but can't wait to give it a try x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Fab man's card! Love the tutoril as well..:) have a nice eve..xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab card and what a great idea with the background, love it.

Vivi Morais said...

I loved the tutorial... thaks so much!!
xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Great mans card the background is so effective not only for a mans card I can see it done in pink with shoes and handbags toppers for the girls, thanks for tutorial.
Thanks Sue

Jean D

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, great tutorial

Linda Simpson said...

I love this technique and haven't done it for a while. Love your card and the added embellishments are fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Paper Junkie said...

Brilliant tutorial Sue - brilliant card! X

Malou said...

Great card. Thanks for the tutorial. First time I've seen it. Very interesting background. I'm going to try it.

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

What a brilliant card for men this is, love the stamp and wheel cogs bits. Love the brilliant masking tape faux leather effect what an amazing idea !
Thank you for the tutorial it's definitely something I'm going to try especially as I have masking tape already just need more distress inks of appropriate colours as I don't have browns ( another shopping trip goody! ).

Sorry I've not been leaving feedback on your blog I have been ill and only just avoided being hospitalised so I've not had the strength to so sorry.

Thank you for all your hard crafting any inspirational ideas.

Best wishes from Katie-Lou sweetlove

Margarita lady said...

Super tutorial & card.
Thanks for putting the times for your show up. Must set to batch cooking and geting the house clean!
Much too long since we have seen the Queen of Spellbinders on Creat & Craft. My plastic friend is getting soo excited!
Lotta luv JP

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Fab men's card - glad it's not pink!
The faux leather technique was one of my favourite things on your DVD.
Am busy arranging my life so nothing will clash with your shows! Guess I'm not the only one doing this either!
Sue xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue , great tutorial. I have actually wrote this down in my notebook but have still not got around to trying it. Fantastic mans card. Hugs x ChrisB

Joan Donaldson said...

Great card Sue, love the background will have to give this a go. Thanks for the tutorial.

Barbara said...

Great card, tried this technique when you did it on C&C and it turned out fab!!!

hazel said...

Love the Tutorial Sue.You are such a Creative Person coming up with all these designs.The card is so beautiful...Take care x

Meg said...

What a brilliant tutorial - I love the effect and the card is super.

Margaret O
xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A fantastic male card Sue!

I love the faux leather technique and I keep meaning to do it, so the tutorial you've shared will be a great help , thanks.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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Abuzz With Creativity said...

Really like today's tutorial. Going to try that :-) Claire xxx

Susan White said...

Great card for the guys today Sue - thanks for the reminder about the background effect.

Susan

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Annette Thompson said...

Loving the background technique. I will be giving it a go this weekend. Thank you. x

Annette Thompson said...

Loving the background technique. I will be giving it a go this weekend. Thank you. x

SerenePolly said...

Love this Sue Thanks for the idea!

Christine
xx

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Love this Sue Thanks for the idea!

Christine
xx

Hanneke said...

Great masculine card and that technique looks great! Hugs, Hanneke

Karen Brinton said...

I love how well you have described how to do this and it looks so unlike what it is made of. And although it is a mans card you have made. I can see this being coloured in pinks and lavenders for girlies too. Can't wait to try this. x

jennywren1947 said...

love how u,ve done this sue cant wait 2 have a go
hugs chris x

Rhonda Miller said...

I love this card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Vickie Duffill said...

Thank you Sue, so much for the tutorial, great looking background which I will have to try out. *Hugs*

Carole Z said...

Been a busy week & I'm catching up, but how did I miss this fabulous guy card?!!! Carole Z xx

Zara said...

Amazing cards Sue,I have just ordered 2 sets of your bundles on C&C I have a question that I hope that you can answer. I need a new cutting machine should I get a guillotine or a trimmer. I am not great at getting perfectly straight cards.
Thanks once again for your inspiration.
Zara

Carole said...

thank you so much for sharing this technique. it's marvelous. gonna dig out my masking tape and give it a go. x

Sophie Manning said...

hi sue just popped in to say we all love your cards there just stunning,love watching you on c&c, you realy inspire us big crafty hugs frombren sophie and wend from thethreecrafters :) xxx

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