Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Skimming along the waves

We recently needed a 16th Birthday card for one of Len's great-nephews but I'm not really into making male cards for that age group, and know little about his hobbies - although they live close to the sea. So I opted for a generic male card:
I used:

- A5 white card blank

- plain navy backing paper and a piece of striped paper from a Papermania 'Capsule Collection' paper pad

- the image is an Anita's ready coloured topper from the 'Sailing' die cut toppers set

- sentiment is from the same set, with a white Josy Rose nail head at either end

Super-fast card, once I found all the bits to make it with of course!

Tip for today - pre-made die cuts with dark backgrounds such as the sentiment on this card can sometimes end up with little white 'pips' where they've been attached to the (usually white or a light colour) main sheet of toppers. These can be trimmed off easily with small scissors, but sometimes there will be a little bit of white left visible so I just run a matching marker pen round the edge of the whole die cut. I use Whispers markers for this as Pro Markers just might bleed a bit. Failing that, a medium grey marker pen run right round the edge would probably work well either - just to take away any patchy white bits.

Di
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19 comments:

  1. Very nice male card. I have so few of them in my stash, I really need to make some to have on hand.

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  2. Great male card. I never have enough of them...we seem to mail out more male type cards...whereas the feminine cards are hand delivered and can get a little chuinkier in depth.
    This one is perfect for the mail!

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  3. A lovely card, very elegant and CAS. Thanks for the tip about those annoying edge pips! I try to avoid them by using my craft knife to release the die cut from the main sheet, and if there are any left I remove them with fine sandpaper.

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  4. I love the yacht Di and the background with the striped paper works really well for the sea. Thanks for the tip about getting rid of the 'pips' and running a promarker or similar round the edge is a great idea. x

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  5. Great design for a 'man' card Diane, lovely!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  6. On phone due 2dodgy BB connection. Love the look of this masculine card x

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  7. Great tip, thanks! :)
    And fabulous male card, love this striped paper, perfect for the sea!

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  8. Gorgeous card Di! It makes me long to be near the ocean again xxx

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  9. This is a great masculine card Di, and I think it would be great for a 16 year old that lives by the sea! Love the striped paper and that sail boat image. Hugs, Brenda

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  10. Classy male design ...love it Di!

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  11. This is such a dreamy, serene kind of card! You've chosen the perfect image and matching papers for it, and it's a wonderful card! L.O.V.E.

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  12. Great tip. And the card came out wonderful. I really like that striped paper.

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  13. Love the image and a great card Di.
    Thanks for my prize, it arrived safely and thank you too for the lovely little card and the top tip. x

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  14. Great card, Di, and that's a super tip to remember. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  15. This is a great card for a young man. Thanks for the tip about going around the edges. I laughed out loud when I read your comment on my blog. That is exactly what I did! Cleaned up a bit when I found out they were coming. It was so quick I didn't have time to do much. They called Tuesday at 4 pm and said she would be there at 10 am the next day. Sounds like you are a gal after my own heart.

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  16. Great masculine card. I love how you've created the background with part plain and part striped. Thanks for the tip. :-) xx

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  17. I think this is perfect--love it, Di!

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  18. This generic male card is anything but generic. It is quite nice. Your tips are spot on!

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