Saturday, 7 September 2013

One For The Guys

 Hello there bloggers!  The last day of the special giveaway this week, but tomorrow will be filled with weekly comment game winners (loads of them!) so don't be discouraged if your name wasn't drawn today.  The winner is:

PaulineA!!!

Email me to confirm your address and receive your prize (americansue1@gmail.com)

I decided to post this one as I get lots of emails asking about cards for guys.  To me, it is a classic guy sort of card and it is easy to do which makes it even better!  I started with some decorative paper from my stash (I think it is BoBunny, but I a not 100% certain on that! Any masculine print will work).  I covered it with a piece of self adhesive sticky sheet, peeled the backing paper off and micro beaded it.  I just can't help myself, I love the texture!  I cut a strip of milk card on the diagonal.  I stamped on it with the Rye Flourish stamp from Heartfelt Creations using only a clear Perfect Medium pad so it gives a watermark effect.  I cut two borders from edgeability dies using the scallop cutting edge and a dotty insert piece.  I glued the borders so they were peeking out from behind my stamped strip, added some mounting foam to the back and attached it to my card.  I stamped my sentiment which is from the Classic Sentiments set from Creative Expressions.  I stamped it using a black archival ink pad and heat embossed it with clear powder and cut it out with Labels 18 die.   I used my Rye grass flourish again and added some soft detail to it to match my strip.  I added some Labels 18 Nestabling in black to the edge and mounted it on my strip with foam.  I did a bit of matting by adding a thin milk layer to offset the main piece then added a final double pierced mat in black.  I added a black rhinestone swirl as the finishing touch to the top of the card. Now you are all ready to tackle those difficult guy cards by just changing the sentiment to suit!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





146 comments:

Pam said...

Great guys card, love it

Anonymous said...

Good man card, Sue, like the background paper and actually have the rye flourish stamp so can do something similar. Thank you.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great idea - gota do a man bday card soon so will adapt this idea. Thanks.
Rgs
Clare W

Eemeli said...

Less is once again so much more. Love the off-center look.

Hugs,
Eemeli

tracy w said...

hi sue
what a beautiful card never tried micro beads before but i will have a go thank you tracy w x

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kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you another all occasion card,take care Kitty where do your ideas come from?

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
great card! Think it is easily adaptable for lots of occasions and type of recipient.
Lisa x

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, love your male cards because I am often stuck on what to do for them. Thanks.

Wilma x x x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
I love the effect of the background paper. I might just have to get some micro beads!
Best wishes
Anne O

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very good card for men thank you Jean Z xx

TOB said...

Perfect for the guys in your life. hugs x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, Yes, great mans card, I struggle with male cards so this will be a great stand by thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, easily adaptable to suit all occasions and recipients.
Donna Jones

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Great Male card, could be use for a lot of occasions - love the micro bead backing
Hugs
Carolss

Debs A said...

morning Sue what a great male card. I find it very hard to make male cards so its nice to see it when you make them as you give us so much inspiration. I like the design of this one as it is so versatile done in pretty colours it could easily become a female one. but I do like it as a male one. Take Care Sue xx

Debs A

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Great man card and looks easy to make. Always find cards for the guys hard to make so this will come in very useful! Thanks Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

Great card, I like the watermarks effect and the simple lines if this card xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue Good idea for guy's cards
Denise H X

Nanny Jo said...

Lovely 'man-card', Sue. Son-in-law's birthday soon, this will do nicely, thankyou! :)
Jo xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a great man's card as you say they are difficult to make for. This card is simple but effective and it has my favourite micro beads. Congratulations to PaulineA
Hugs x
Heather T

Clai01 said...

Really nice guys card. Thanks for the blog win chance x

Anne Crawford said...

Good gents card, love the textures!

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a great card for a guy. I love using micro beads on my cards the texture they give is fab. Have a good day. Love Jackie

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a great card for a guy. I love using micro beads on my cards the texture they give is fab. Have a good day. Love Jackie

Christine Harrop said...

Another lovely card. I don't use my microbeads enough and I have never thought to use them on male cards. This looks really good. Christine xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue great guys card, masculine and very suave x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A great card, love the clean lines and the way you have done the slanted border, love it. Thanks for the inspiration.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Not too fussy and quite simple.....The card ,the card I meant!! lol Thanks Sue. Mabex

Marion Bull said...

Great man card Sue and it could work well for other things in a different colourway. I am going to have to try micro beads!
Mario B xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A big big thank you for a beautiful 'guy' card - this one will certainly go into my 'must save' file.
As you say just change the sentiment and there you are - already to present a great card for a great guy (hopefully).
I love the format and the colour scheme reminds me of kraft card so is a great winner for me.
Janet x
ps if I'm the very lucky winner it would never be sent out as it would be my piece of 'Sue Wilson art'

karenlotty said...

Great card for men but change the colours and it's a beautiful girls card too I must use microbeads more often because I love the texture it gives

hazel young said...

Morning Sue, congratulations to all this weeks winners. Lovely card simple but effective. xx hazel

foxyg said...

A super man card Sue. Always need new ideas for these.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love all the different textures on this card.
Veronique L

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I always find it hard to find something for the chaps in my life, this is brilliant.
I love the watermark , and the micro beads .
Gail C x

Annie said...

Morning, Sue. Great card for a guy, and those lovely microbeads. Haven't used them in an age and they are so effective. Happy weekend, hope you catch some of the sunshine they've promised in between the showers! xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Always welcome are mens cards - thank you. Oh and I really like this one too.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. A really great guy card. Looks very much like Bo Bunny paper which I adore.

Love Val x

englishrose897 said...

Great man card today Sue, have a great weekend. Sally

Marion said...

Hi Sue i agree with what's been said a great guy's card ,simple but very affective.
Marion H

Jan Ltc said...

Brilliant I love it xx Jan

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fabulous Male card love the colours you have chosen ideal for the men in our lives.

Have a good weekend

Hugs Annx without an "e"

gwen70 said...

Such a great card Sue for the men in our lives, thanks so much for this one

Jackie Meechan said...

Morning Sue. Great gents card, but could easily be adapted to make card for a lady as well and could be done quite quickly also, but then you have lots of beautiful quick cards for ladies also so give this one to the gents

sued99 said...

Like this card a lot and can see it working in lots of different situations.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - thank you for another wonderful idea and it is so appropriate as I need to do an urgent man's card today and this one would be perfect. I love using microbeads too.
YvonneMayxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a fab idea for a guys card, but could be adapted in pretty colours for the girls too.Bx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, congratulations to the winner
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Victoria said...

Great idea for a male birthday, but I wouldn't add the swirl - to me, it's too feminine! Keep them coming, these men are difficult to please!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Such a lovely card today !! Some really great ideas for the men in our lives. I love the colour combo and the layout of the card. The nestabling and swirly pearls look great too. I have the scallop edged border dies and the flourish stamp to - perfect !! I will be making my own version of this one. Thanks for sharing more fab ideas. Lots of love Tres x x x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A great man card, it looks complicated but is quite quick to do.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Sandybee said...

A great man card today Sue but one that could be easily adapted to give to anyone
Lucky lady PaulineA, well done

xx Sandra

nannapat said...

Great idea for the men Sue. Congrats to all the winners this week. Pat x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Don't make man cards, but this could be nice in a pretty colour.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A wonderful card for the guys! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Janice Wallace said...

Great card and very adaptable, different background, different nestie label etc, so we can all do a version of this. Thanks
Janice W

Joanne K said...

I agree with you on this one Sue. Very suitable for a guy. Lovely card. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is such a lovely card for a Man, very masculine colour tone but not too pretty. Loving the background.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

hollyberry said...

Again I agree less is more in this case-a great card and so easily changed as well for any person or occasion.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue
Have a nice weekend and happy crafting X

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Great to see a 'man' card; so difficult to come up with ideas for the guys. Thanks Sue.
Erica x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Congratulations to the lucky Winner.
This is a brilliant guy card, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Elaine said...

Stunning ! Love the darker colours x

Laura O said...

nice card ,Laura O

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Congratulations to all the lucky winners this week.
What a super male card always welcome thank you.
Margaret corgi owner

SerenePolly said...

What a great card Sue. Deceptively simple but full of depth. Love it!

Christine
xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great male card, thanks for the idea, it is so hard to come up with male cards. Tale care, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Nice to get inspiration for a man's card - love it. The micro beads really work here. When I have to do a mans card I always try to swap beads for buttons and string for ribbon that way I still get my bling fix whilst making it.
Beverley W

Gillian xXx said...

Always good to see ideas for mens cards. I love using micro beads.
Thanks.
Gillian xXx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, great idea for a male card, easily adaptable to suit the age and occasion, love from Jackie D

Tybalt said...

Yet again, another beautiful card, wish I had your ideas

Maureen

Lacelady said...

You are right Sue, any Guy paper would work, and I love the diagonal look too.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Sue, I think this would make a great male card especially in these colours, Kate x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
What a great male card. Although I love making cards I always dread it when I need to make a man card so this has given me some inspiration...many thanks.
Congratulations to the winner.

Love Sheila xx

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card and such a good one for male cards.

Craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Great male card, have a male birthday card to do later this month, your inspiration is a massive help. The Rye stamp is one of my favourites and I have some BoBunny card.
Congratulations to PaulineA.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
what a brilliant card. Would work for both sexes which is even better (depending on paper/colour).
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue. really great guy card and I can also see how we can make a nice ooh-la-la card if we add in a bit of red and a basque or the like. Not sure where that came from as your card is so elegant but hey-ho. I thnkit is a very versatile card.
Hugs Lynn

darcydaydream said...

love this 'man card'. Have to do a card for hubby's birthday soon so may adapt this design. Have a good day.
Christine in Darcy......xx

Kate's Cards said...

Love it!

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant. Really cracking for men and would look good in other colours for all sorts of occasions.

Love Jan x x

Helen Barker said...

Great mens card,the rye flourish stamp is great and works really well for male cards.The nestabling provides just the right amount of bling without being girly.
Helen Bx

Mac Mable said...

Very masculine and love it! Thanks for sharing x Beverley

Jane said...

Good man card like you say Sue.

Jane xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi sue lovely card.
Smiles
Ita

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card for our awkward men! Lol. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Love it! Great man card that is simple to do! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, great card for the guys. Love the micro beads.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another fantastic card today I love the simplicity of it
Not like mine I love tou proper Susan Wilson Cards with all the bows and embellishments
Thank you Sue
You take Care
Theresa x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
simple nice card really like it .. hugs sarah ..xx

magpie said...

"Thank you Sue!" That was the first thought in my head before I even read the details! Great card for a male like you said. This will greatly put me in the flow as I'd only wrote down last night that I have seven male cards to do before Christmas! Love this card xx Congratulations Pauline! Enjoy your prize! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

this card is lovely for a guy. Change the paper to a pinky colour and the same card works for us girls as well.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue ,

Such a lovely Man card , like the colors you have used

Elaine H X

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Nice guys card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, yet again... very inspiring for the guy cards we all have to do... Congratulations to all this weeks give away winners.. xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Great card for a man Sue and I will try and adapt this one as it is my Dad's birthday coming up. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today hugs Sona x

Happy Nana said...

Beautiful, as always Sue.
Nearly time to have you back.
Please post when you'll be on our screens again.
Gloria

Pauline A said...

Just what I needed; a fresh idea for a male card. I love using micro beads but have never used them on a card for a man before. Don't ask me why. Will be putting this in my 'file' of ideas. What a wonderful surprise to arrive home after a morning's shopping to open your blog and find that I am a 'winner'. Thank you Sue and everyone for their kind wishes too. Hugs Pauline A x

Maryann Laursen said...

An awesome card for a male, really cool.
Big CONGRATS to Pauline for being this days winner of one of your great cards Sue.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Fab card for the guys!

I like the backing paper you've used and adding the micro beads gives it a lovely finish. I must get myself some micro beads, I keep meaning to, but keep forgetting.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

SusanP, Kent said...

Guys are definitely difficult! Making cards for them is even harder. I don't think (most) share our appreciation of a personal hand-made card. These are great masculine colours and the layout is great. Don't think I'd 'waste' my bling stash on a guy though!
Sue

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a great card design, could be used to suit so many occasions!! Love Sam xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Men's cards are so difficult to do. Thank you for your inspiration. Must get some of those micro beads!

Carol Yates said...

Hi Sue, lovely man card, but so adaptable. Take care.
Carol.x

Chris Kelly said...

Hi Sue and thank you for more inspiration. Men's cards are always tricky but this fits the bill perfectly and could be adapted for lots of occasions
X Chris

lynda said...

great man card loving the off center look background is so nice .
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Barbara said...

Great masculine card, something most of us struggle with!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the background on this card.

Tracy Stitt said...

Lovely card sue. Haven't tried micro beads but will give them a go at some stage :-)

Love Tracy

Tracy Stitt said...

Lovely card sue. Haven't tried micro beads but will give them a go at some stage :-)

Love Tracy

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

I know I for one always find it difficult to come up with good ideas for cards for men but I think you are spot on with this one. Thanks for sharing this, hope you enjoy the rest of your day and congrats to the latest winner!
Margaret A.

Jill Liddle said...

Another beautiful card.

Crafting Newbie said...

Super card Sue. Men's cards are so tricky for most of us. But, you always do a great job & make it look so easy. Barbara. H

CraftyCj said...

lovely mans card x

Paper Junkie said...

Mens cards are so difficult - love this one but not sure about the flourish - depends on how "manly" he is! X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great mans card, like you I love micro beads gives great texture.
Best wishes, Pat

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue
This is a great card for the fellas. . . Elegant but not fussy.
Ang x

Clare said...

Great mans card.

Clare x

Meg said...

Sorry Sue but this card just doesn't do it for me. Not even for a man's card.

Margaret O
xxx

Karen said...

Love the background. Like the idea of micro beading backing papers. Makes a piece of paper look really expensive.
Great idea for a mans card
Luv
Karen xx

Maggie said...

Hello I think this one is so classy. Just right for the guys in one's life! xx

Janice K said...

Not just a great card for the men in out lives but with different wording a lovely sympathy card too. x

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Yet another card that can be adapted for female aswell as male
You always come up with just the right balance
Keep it up
Hugs
Sue XXX

Jan.moogie said...

Golden oldies are the best, great card Sue. x

jeffrey bubbles said...

What a really good men's card, would never have used gems etc but will now. Kathy

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a simple fantastic card for the guys. Makes is easier for me to adapt the concept to fit in with whats in my crafty stash.
Alison B. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great male card

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
A fantastic male card I love it.
You always give us ideas that have multipal uses with a colour change.
Hugs

Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

Evening Sue, a super guy card - love the papers, Carole Z X

brenda said...

Hi Sue, this card would be great for my hubby, he is a Tina Turner fan so would love the sentiment LOL. I also love my micro beads and have been using them a lot on my christmas cards they give a lovely blingy effect x

snowqueen62 said...

Great guy card love it.
Hugs Sue x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
This is a great bloke card. Love the microbeaded background paper. The borders look great as a edge to the strip across the card. Love nestabling and this looks great around the sentiment in labels 18.

All in all a wonderful card for any bloke who's worth a lot to you.

Thanks for the inspiration Sue.

Btw how do you stick things to microbeads? Dimensional glue like pinflair?

Best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove x

Craftyhugs said...

Hi sue adore this card.
It's just ideal for any male. The colours are just right!
Great inspiration you give to us all.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Indeed this is very suitable for the Gents. It sure is difficult to get them sorted.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
MORE WORK WENT INTO THIS CARD THEN FIRST SIGHT OF IT. LOVE THOSE MICRO BEADS. NICE TO SEE A MANS CARD, LESS IS MORE AGAIN
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue this is a good card for men but have to say I would not put the bead swirls on as I don't think men appreciate these things. Or is that me just being "stingy" (stin-jy)-
a Scottish word meaning mean. Hope not

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Vie Carter said...

great card, love the paper and design

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi
This is a great card for men. Thanks for sharing as I always lack ideas for their cards. Really like the layout and paper. I also think this would be lovely for women in girly colours.
Kayleigh B xx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, lots of lovely inspiration on there.

cmu said...

Great colours for the guys - not sure about the bling, though. xx

Diane Mortimer said...

Cool card!

Diane from Glasgow