Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Travel The World/ Sneak Peek

Hi everyone!  Are you ready for another guy cards so soon?  I hope so, as I have the Justrite stamp set called  Explore Vintage Labels Four set on the show.  I think I made more cards with this set than any of the others.  Once I got started, I just couldn't stop!  I started this one by stamping my card image all over the background of  a piece of black card.  I used a clear Perfect Medium pad and I heat embossed them with black powder.  I stamped the same image again, but this time I used a Black Archival pad on tan card.  I stamped the Journey background stamp on a slightly darker shade of tan card using a coffee ink pad.  I used the Vintage Labels Four dies to cut both pieces out.  I used a thin black pen and made faux stitching around the larger back piece as an accent.  I stamped the sentiment and cut them out in two pieces using the Charmed I'm Sure tags.  I used natural and black jute twine and tied the tags together and added them at the corner of my main focal element.  I used a small piece of hessian (burlap) and removed some of the pieces from it to distress it a bit.  I glued it behind my focal element.  I poked three holes in the upper corner and added some faux screw brads.  I glued three mini cogs in the lower corner as accents.  I finished the card with a milk coloured mat and a double tan mat.  I used Cosmic Shimmer black PVA glue dots as accents around the edge.  A real guy sort of card I think, don't you?  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







157 comments:

Pam said...

A delightful male card and looks good too.

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Great male card. Very vintage image that is spot on.
Lisa x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic male card
today and loving the new stamps.
Nancyd xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a great card. I love the colours. I also like the hessian embellishment . My husband would really like this one.
Best wishes
Anne O

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card for men, I love the vintage look. I like the way you've used the hessian it makes the card pop.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion Bull said...

Always ready for another card for men! Love this one!
Marion B xx

Lacelady said...

I don't make that many guy cards, but if I did, this would be on my list. Particularly love the use of hessian (burlap).

Rosie said...

What an unusual, great, masculine card. Love the fraying hessian.

Debs A said...

Morning Sue What a great mans card I love it. lie the vintage look. like the new stamps. take care Sue Sue xx

Debs A

tracy w said...

Morning sue
What a good male card can not wait to see what we are having tomorrow thank you Tracy w x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you a good man card,i need this inspiration,there are more boys than girls in this fammily. take care Kitty

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Now that really is a man's card -I love it.
Beverley W

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wow, what a great card for the men. The stamps and die shapes are fab. Bx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, A fantastic male card I can't wait for Sundays shows although I won't be able to watch live so will be ordering before I set the sky+ and leave home.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic male card,I love it. It's certainly one I will be trying. Love the vintage look. Must get the stamp!

Annie said...

Morning Sue A fabulous guy card, really great. Love the new stuff, can't wait for Sunday to see you in action!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant man card, Sue, love it all!

'P' in Wales

christineb said...

Good morning, What a great card for a man, I love the look of the new stamps, I really like the way you have done the background, more great inspiration , thanks Sue.

Donna Jones said...

Great card for the men, love the texture from the hessian and jute. Great stamps too.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a great male card - fabulous!
Rgs
Clare W

Little crafter said...

Sue this is amazing I'm totally blown away by it ! Thanks for sharing it with us xx Maria xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, fabulous male card, love the vintage car and background and the hessian is a great addition, thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW - what a fantastic card. I love it! Just as I was wondering what to do for my brother-in-law....
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful! This is a fantastic guys card, love everything about it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love this card!! it is ideal for a male card, I love the colours, love the stamps and love the twine.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sonia Jones said...

This is one of the nicest male cards I've seen in awhile. Hugs Sonia x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great mans card, my hubby and son both love cars so this is ideal.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Bosquie said...

Fabulous idea for a "boys" card. Super textures and colours. Looking forward to your shows on Sunday Xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Brilliant guy card - very now as vintage is all the rage. My husband would love this creation.
So looking forward to Sunday.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue love this card, really great man's card x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's is brilliant just right for the guys. I'm really looking forward to your upcoming shows. Have a good day. Love Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Fantastic man card. I love the way you have done the background. Loving the sneaky peeks.

Love Rosemarie Fshlock xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fabulous Male card really love the vintage stamp.
Looking forward to the Sunday Show hopefully as it is the "Tool Shed" show we get to see your demo's and all your fantastic samples.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

TDQ Karen said...

Super card. love all the elements and the background stamped effect especially

Eemeli said...

Oh wow, love the strong masculine look on the card with a hint of vintage feel also.

Hugs,
Eemeli

karenlotty said...

Great colours for a male card Would make a terrific Bon Voyage or Retirement card too Thanks Sue my prize arrived yesterday

Jan.moogie said...

Love it, love it, love it, wow Sue what a great card for men xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a fantastic gift for today - another superb 'man' card.
Black and Tan - well known in the beer world - is just the ticket and the new stamps again are just right.
This is another to go into my 'must do' box.
Sue you are keeping me on the edge of my seat this week.
Janet x

Rachel Taylor said...

I love the twine on this card . I'd like to recieve it ,let alone a man lol !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Brilliant ' man's ' card. I so need this idea. It has come at the right time, thank you. Hubby's birthday next month. Looking forward to seeing you at AP. x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a great male card, love it! Love Jean xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love making this tyle of card and this is fabulous. Love the hessian and embossing, fab card

hazel young said...

Love everything about this card Sue, stunning xx hazel

Nanny Jo said...

Super card, Sue...love the stamp! Jo xx

auscrafts said...


lovely card for a male

sarah hyett said...

A fabulous card for the men. Have a great day.

Sarah h

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful card.....Wall Art?? Not one to for the recycle bin..none of your cards are. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A perfect man's card. Plenty of interesting textures going on.
Veronique L

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely brilliant mans card, I love everything you have done on this one.
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab male card I totally LOVE it!! That card image is just stunning, such a great stamp!!

Victoria said...

Yes I agree Sue, a real guy's card! Love the brads, cogs and twine, everything works so well together.

Victoria said...

Yes I agree Sue, a real guy's card! Love the brads, cogs and twine, everything works so well together.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

we can't get enough of men's card as they are so hard to make for. We can never have to many ideas. Just love this one.

Anonymous said...

Great ideas for a man card Sue
Denise Hancock X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, Great card for the guys love the stamp and the vintage look.
Have a great day love Brenda Lel xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

This is a great card, and as I have these stamps I will be using them a little more now!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

WOW stunning card for a man, I just love it
Hugs
Carolx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love these new cards that you are producing. Always good to have a manly one thrown in the mix.
Alison B. x

Marion said...

Hi Sue i agree with what's been said ,a great card for the males.
Marion H

lydia jordan said...
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lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great male card, love the black and tan. Looking forward to Sunday's shows.
Lydia
X

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
My daddy would have loved this card as he had a love for the old cars all his life being a car mechanic.
I really like how you have used the feature stamp in the background as well tying them in together. Although i think i would need to have put oil on it to make it dad appropriate as i very seldom seen him without oily hands.
I like the colours you have used as they look just right. All in all a perfect card, thank you Sue,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah
(the story writer instead of blog comments.Sorry)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Great guy card, love the cogs and brads and the hessian (burlap) makes it pop. Can't wait for Sunday.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Great man card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great man's card, lots of interesting pieces and the colours look really good together. So looking forward to all your demos on Sunday.
YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Hi sue, Brilliant male card today

snowqueen62 said...

Great male card. A real must try!
Hugs Sue x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. A great guy card. So love the burlap. Where do I get it from?

Love val x

Christine Harrop said...

Absolutely fabulous. A brilliant male card. Christine x

hollyberry said...

Wonderful man card and the vintage image is great for this.

Jean Johnston said...

So useful to have more ideas for men's cards. This one has a great mix of materials.

Sandybee said...

A perfect "man" card Sue. Love the colours

xx Sandra

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a fab card. I love the brads and cogs embellies. So cool. The new stamps are looking good. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Tinks said...

This is a nice man card Sue nice colours together. X happy crafting

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Just what the doctor ordered; a brilliant 'man card' suitable for any man whatever his hobby or age. Thank you! Hugs Pauline A x

TOB said...

a really nice male card. Love the vintage style. Can you share with us the type of inserts you put in your cards please, Thank You. hugs x

nannapat said...

Fabulous male card Sue. The stamp has a lovely vintage look and the frayed hessian is the perfect embellishment. Pat x

Susan Elwood said...

A lovely vintage feel to this one

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for sharing another male card. I love this one, the stamp is great. Only 5 sleeps now! Take care.

weefortune said...

Stunning Card today, loe the olours ans the feel of this card. Have a good Day xx

Bean said...

Hi Sue,

This is your best male card to date.
Just so inspiring.
Gillian


hotpotato said...

great guy card.

Gail said...

Morning,
A bit on he fussy side for me, but having said that its a great male card!
Gail Cx

Wendy L said...

I love this one, so different. xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card for men, love the stamped focal element and background and all the other bits that give a vintage look.
Thanks for your help yesterday with the festive poinsettia stamp it worked
Best wishes, Pat

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a great card this is so amazing for a mans card so vintage i adore it thanks sue for the inspiration .. hugs sarah xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great male card, it is so hard to something different for men's cards, and then open Sue's blog and there it is! Love the stamps, can't wait till Sunday. Take care, Jess xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue lovely card for men love the new stamps love Jean Z xx

Carol Yates said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic male card. Take care.
Carol.x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

This stamp really has a great vintage feel, which I love, and the card is fantastic. Although I don't do a lot of stamping I think I may have to invest in this one! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, I think this is one of the best male cards you've made, love it. Emma

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

I do like the vintage look and this is ideal for male cards. Thanks as ever for the inspiration. Will be seating comfortable on the sofa on Sunday with coffee at hand for the Tool Shed!

Take care.

Christine

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely fabulous guy card!!

Love Sheila xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, the stamp makes a very nice background to compliment the card. Love from Jackie D

Laura O said...

a great male card today,Laura O

nattyboots said...

Real Manly and just FAB

Take Care
Elaine H X

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I love this card and the burlap looking weave stuff is fab. You are the queen of cards. See you soon xx

redfox said...

Excellant man card! Can't wait until Sunday, I feel a spending spree coming on! Love Sarah

loftylass said...

It is a great Guys card Sue. Love the colours and the little bit of hessian. I have 3 sons so I think I will have to buy this set of stamps. tfs.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Maggie said...

Lovely to see these colours and a bit of steampunk cogs and wheels again. Great card for the men in your life. xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Brilliant Guy card. I love everything about it, and must get these stamps. Colour and hessian texture are brilliant...right up my street.
Love Jackie C XXX

utilitygirl said...

Wow! fantastic card Sue. Really like the colours for a guy card, great x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another great card for today !! I love this vintage look. A male card too !! They are so difficult to make cards for. I love it all. The colours scream mans card to, they are a perfect colour combination. This set of stamps would match the dies I already have so I may have to consider getting but on the other hand I really loved yesterday's stamps and dies. I am such a terrible decision maker !! . I can't wait to see your shows. Lots of love Tres x x x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fab card for the man in your life. Great colours.

Mac Mable said...

Very classy looking mans card. Love the colours x

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a real men's card! I know, because I think it's a bit dark and rough, but my husband says: That's nice! :)

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, LOVE this card, absolutely fab for a male card :) xxxxx

CraftyJo said...

Great! Absolutely perfect for the men in our lives :)

Helen Barker said...

Brilliant vintage card for men.Love the images and all the embellishments.
Helen Bx

Meg said...

Very good card Sue, the main image looks dark but the smaller ones are a lighter blue which I prefer... tricky little camera I bet.

Margaret O
xxx

Jill Liddle said...

This is indeed a great male card. Love everything about it.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, what a brilliant mans card. Love the colours yiou have used and the different textures. Must try and replicate.

looking forward to seeing you on Sunday

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Grungy men's card always a winner!!

Clare said...

Great mens card. Love the background.

Clare x

minx said...

Hi Sue, lovely to see a card for the gents, as they are always the most difficult. I love the images and the colours you have chosen, as always beautifuly put together.
Hugs May xx

Susan White said...

Lovely stamps and a great male card design - the way you use the little frayed burlap mats as an accent is so clever!

Thanks, Susan

cmu said...

This would make a great guys card - love the hessian.

Maryann Laursen said...

What an absolutely amazing mans card here Sue. You´ve really outdone yourself on this one. It+s so gorgeous and I really love every detail on this one here.

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Really like this male card! I'm struggling to do one for my brother in laws birthday right now, so clearly I need to buy all these goodies! Thanks for some inspiration Sue, Claire xxx

lynda said...

WOW i love this card Sue very striking,and a fantastic man card i have two man cards to make so will try this one thanks for the inspiration.I just need to get these new stamps & dies first lol.A great stamp set, also i love the colours you have used
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Carole Z said...

A really fab guy card Sue! carole Z X

Vick said...

Hi Sue
I love this set and think you have done a great man's card here!! I love the Steampunk feel of it too, hugs, Vick xx
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Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Nice one.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Gillian xXx said...

Great card, need all these ldeas for mens cards.
Gillian xXx

Lindsay Martin said...

~Great male card, am loving the faux screw brads too, great for mens cards, thanks so much for the ideas, and love the stamps... xx

Janice K said...

Sue this is fantastic! You couldn't get a more masculine card and the jute and twine textures really set it off. x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a great male card. Really like the stamps.

Crafting Newbie said...

Lovely card Sue. I especially love the touch of hessian. Thanks for the inspiration. Barbara x

Jane said...

Love today's card man cards are always difficult I feel.

Jane xx

Carol S. said...

LOVE IT!! Brilliant card Sue. Right up my street! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, what a great card for men!

Hugs, Belinda. X

yorkie said...

Hi Se
You have made a fantastic male card something that is not easy. Love the hessian and the stamp used
Keep on inspiring
Take Care
Theresa. X

SusanP, Kent said...

Nice one, Sue! Love the vintage look and the 'classic' masculine colours. Even the 'bow' is manly!
Sue

magpie said...

Fantastic male card Sue! Thank you so much...(and so say all of us!) for another gem! I really love the vintage look. It's all great from the background, the screw brads and loving the hessian added. Brilliant! xx Love Karen xx

Craftychris said...

A perfect guy card! I love the colour combo xx

Sandy H said...

Great to have a male card. Love the different textures.

Crafty Nanna said...

Hi Sue, great male card

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, that's a really great card for men!! I love the vintage look!! Love Sam xxx

Karen said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card for a man - especially as they are so hard to cater for
Luv
Karen xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue
Lovely masculine card just not sure about the hessian.
Really looking forward to the shows.
Ang x

Margaret said...

Good evening Sue
Super male card please never apologise always good to have a selection of ideas especially where male cards are concerned.
Love the colours and textures on this card.
Margaret corgi owner

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, another great card. Why do we always struggle with guy cards. I can see by these stamps we may not be struggling for much longer. Kind regards Joanne K x

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, what a great steam punk card, and for guys too! I love the embellishments.

Craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card again Sue.

Crafty hugs

CraftyJacq
Xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, brilliant man card love the the embellishments, very vintage x

AnneRD said...

Great card for a man!
Anne x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SMASHING THE WAY YOU HAVE USED YOUR STAMP FOR THE BACKGROUND AND MAIN TOPPER. I THINK ITS A GREAT MALE CARD. AMAZED AT HOW YOU HAVE MADE SO LITTLE LOOK SO INTERESTING. LOT OF TEXTURE AND COGS AND SCREWS TO FINISH OFF. BRILL AND WHAT A TALENT YOU HAVE.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I absolutely love this card! The best male card I've seen. I need those stamps!!! Everything seems to compliment one another. Really like the texture and finishing touches jute, burlap and brads they make the card stand out. I'd love to recreate this, but I doubt it would turn out as good as yours.
Kayleigh B xxx

Diane Mortimer said...

Gorgeous, love the colours

Diane from Glasgow

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. This is gorgeous.Love the colour. Hugs. Jan. x

yorkie said...

Hi Se
You have made a fantastic male card something that is not easy. Love the hessian and the stamp used
Keep on inspiring
Take Care
Theresa. X

jeffrey bubbles said...

I am always looking for inspiration when It comes to mens cards so will be keeping this for future reference Kathy xxx

Shazza said...

fabulous masculine card x

Dawn said...

This is a fabulous guy card, great colour combo. I really like the hessian for added texture x

Erica said...

Love this one Sue.
Erica x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card . Love it x

mazzer said...

Yep another great man card. Hugs Marilyn xx