Sunday, 9 December 2018

Best Brother

Good Sunday morning all!   I found this fab guy card in an older folder and thought I would share it.  I started with a piece of pale grey card.  i used several distress Oxides on it.  I swiped some Vintage Photo (straight from the pad to the card) across it, then Iced Spruce to give it the look of old wood.  I then cut it up into one inch wide strips and random cut them into smaller pieces anywhere from one inch to four inches long.  I went around the edges of each of the strips with Walnut Stain then glued them back in to place on another piece of card, slightly over lapping the ends so they looked like planks of wood and used this for my background. Next I cut the Apron die out of tan card and added on the extra pockets with mounting foam.  I used some twine as the ties.  I cut the tools from the In The Tool Box die set and added them to the pockets.  I cut the tool box out of grey card and inked through the die with Walnut Stain ink to bring out the texture.  I glued it in the corner of the card and added more tools to it.  I used the Stitched Pegboard die to create a sign for my sentiment, cutting the centre die in grey to look like pegboard, then adding a small frame around it in tan card.  I used the Best Brother sentiment from the Tool Box die set.  I completed the card with white, grey and tan mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are  7 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x





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61 comments:

hollyberry said...

What a great card for all those DIY people,male or female. Love the way you have made the background.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What a fabulous card and the background is just magic - love it.
Hugs
Muriel x

Clai01 said...

Lovely card for all DIY lovers x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card and great background, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Brilliant card this morning Sue , I love both of the die sets which has a fab set of male sentiments and so many different tools. The background you have created with the inks is brilliant. Thank you for sharing.
Crafty hugs to all, Wendy

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I love seeing the older dies and this is great, 2 for the price of 1 not only your DIY but the bakers apron too, I'm going to make 2019 the year of 'oldies' as when I get new dies for my birthday or Christmas or anniversary etc they live at the top of my storage, so I tend not to use the earlier dies as much as I should and I'm sure I'm not alone admitting that, so the European, American, Greek etc will get as much love and use as the new one's I know I'll receive this year. Loving today's manly sample and the way you've put them together. Have a lovely day xxx

Marion Scott said...

Brilliant card Sue. Love how you have created the background and the attention to detail with the tools is fantastic. Any DIY'er would be pleased to receive this
Marion S x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous male card ( although I know some female are DIY enthusiasts), I’ve said before that the details in your accessories dies are fantastic!
Hugs x
Heather T

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a great card for any handyman or woman! The details of each piece are amazing.x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue this is a great die set and I've used it many times. I do love the background you've created, the card looks great. Xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a GREAT card for a man or a diy today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Love
Hunnymummy from MK
xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, lovely card for D.I.Y enthusiasts. Thanks for the great idea for a background. My sister's birthday was last Thursday and I used the apron die with your baking accessories, for her card. She loved it. Hugs xx Pauline

Chris Curry said...

Great men’s card Sue, thank you.xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Fantastic card, it’s great.


Michele

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card. love Jean Z xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Your accessory dies are all amazing and create unique individual cards keep them coming

Anne said...

Great card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, great card for outfit enthusiasts.

Barbara V

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Sorry not commented last few days - under the weather.
Amazing card - hits the nail on the head! Love that background x
Happy Sunday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such an amazing creation today and one of my most favourite dies, have used this set so many times and always, always get a great reception from the recipient and that is all down to you and your inspiration.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Hazel

June Horrocks said...

Love this die sue used it so many times always loved long live the oldies thank you sue
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great card for the men. I Ike to see ' older ' dies being used as I'm like Steph and put my new ones on the top and forget the older ones! I have used some of my older ones though for a lot of my Christmas cards this year and was pleased with the results - I'd forgotten how lovely they were. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Love this card. The dies are so intricate. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Fantastic card for everyone who is into D.I.Y. Yvonne xx

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
Well,my Daughter and her spouse have left for their home in Wisconsin and will be there around now. So lovely to have them and now I must get on with my cards which I had hoped to finish long before this.
I love today's card and am sure that all the budding DIY guys and gals will love it as much as the experts.
I don't know where you get your inspiration from Sue but you never fail to please.
Best wishes to all
Marie P.

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous Sue, just great for a guy.
Annette x

Georgiana said...

All the tools look so real. Fabulous masculine card.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Wonderful man card this morning...... I love it when you put a man card on. I try not to exact copy from it....... but I improvise with the dies I have.....and something like this will be on my list for my own brother..... who will be 60 next month. So Thankyou Sue this has come just at the right time for me. And yes.... lovely to see the older dies come out. I had a little spend a couple of months ago and to be honest .... I craved for the dies I bought...... but two of them have not even been opened yet..... although they were bought specially for a birthday that is on the horizon. So they will be getting their day. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great card. Really good for a man card and anyone interested in DIY. I love how realistic all the tools look.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a great card for any DIY enthusiast. Pity my brother doesn't have the inclination! Love all the detail of all the tools.

Lisbeth

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great man card, the tool box dies are fabulous as is your background

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

stitchingranny said...

Fab card and another for the men in your life, though it doesn't take much to put a feminine touch to this card for all those ladies that are diy fiends (I know a few who are far better than their hubby's at this sort of thing). I love my apron die and so useful.
Hugs Helen xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Brilliant card for a DIY enthusiast!
Doreen R

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

The apron is one of my all time favourites, it is so useful for so many people.

Heather R Oxfordshire

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a fabulous card for a male who is into DIY! Love how you have created the background. Love Jean xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I too love to see some of the older dies again as a reminder. I love this card and all the little tools and just wish that I still had someone suitable to buy the set for. Your wooden background planks look just like the floor of a shed should.

Frances

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card for a man! Thanks for sharing, I will treasured this sample!

karenlotty said...

Great card for DIY’s Love the background idea

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely fabulous. That background is amazing!
Hugs, Rose

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your tools and wood siding look so authentic. Geat masculine card.

Sandra Smith said...

What a cool card! Many of us struggle with masculine cards so this one really works! Love the wood background!

AilsaM said...

Hi Sue, Always looking for ideas for a male card whether or not it's a diy hint! Thank you. take care Ailsa x

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantasticccccccccccccccccc Sue
Gr Karin

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous, and so authentic-looking !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Scottydog said...

Brilliant men’s card, but could easily be made feminine. Wouldn’t do for my brother though - he is hopeless at DIY ! Thank you Sue for the inspiration.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Wow Sue

What a great card for a masculine card.

Thank you for the inspiration contained in this one card.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a brilliant card. I love it. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

ursula said...

The ideal card for the man in my life, superb....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Tressa said...

With all the DIY he has had to do recently, I am sure my brother would appreciate this card.

Teresa

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Great post for all those DIY enthusiasts male or female. Will use this as inspiration as I have these wonderful dies...

Joan McKevitt said...

I love it, Sue!! Both of my brothers are DIY enthusiasts, so I am sure a card like this would go down very well! Jo xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue a great card for all our male friends, especially our DIY enthusiasts
Wendy x

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card Sue. Sorry to have been missing but the days are just going to quickly at the moment.

Betty McAlister said...

Great card Sue. Good for anyone interested in diy. Xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
I Love The Fabulous Cutting Dies You’ve Used
Also Creating A Fantastic Gentlemen Card But Just
Change Items You’ve Got A Ladies Card...................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card! I love all the detail.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Suemac said...

A great card for the men.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
A great man card if they are into diy
OWLISH Xx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

How cool is that card I love it!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent