Friday 21 February 2014

Less is More - Masculine

The current challenge over at Less is More is to make a 'Masculine' card:
I used:

- white DL card blank

- SU 'Pacific Point' card stock

- SU 'Sail Away' stamp and 'Pacific Point' ink pad

- Kaisercraft 'Grunge' stamp and SU 'Smoky Grey' ink pad

- sentiment from SU's 'Sincere Salutations' set and 'Pacific Point' ink pad

Watching 'Creat and Craft' TV lately I've noticed that a few crafters on there use 'Collall' glue so I decided to give it a whirl rather than using a tape runner or double sided tape. Now I wonder WHY it took me so long to cotton on, it's very forgiving and allows some manoeuvring when (if you're like me) you have problems lining up layers accurately. And it comes with a built in spreader too. Great stuff!



  1. O M are so know what I am going to say don't you? You are BRAVE to stamp straight to card. I shudder to think what mine would look like!

  2. Pretty card - I never use double sided tape - much too expensive - I import my glue from Germany - its called UHU and is GREAT!!!! It dries fast, but not instantaneously, so you can shift things around a bit, too.

  3. Great grunge guy gard, Di. Sorry, I know it's card, but I get going with the all iteration and can't stop myself. Thanks for the tip on the clue, er, glue. Stop it. It's one I've never heard of; maybe they don't sell it outside the UK? I'll check with Cousin Google. Hugs, Darnell

  4. Gorgeous card Di
    love the summer scene
    hugs Tamara

  5. Hi Di,
    super card today. I love the fab stamping, and beautiful blue used.
    Now I would never have the courage to stamp straight on my card for fear of getting
    Yes that glue is really great I have used it, and the pinflair do a photo glue too, and that is good also.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Hi Di, I love this card....perfect for a guy. Man's cards are so hard to make aren't they?
    Annie x

  7. Well done stamping straight to card. It is a great stamp for a man, (or a sailing lady!). I still tend to use double sided tape for big square mats etc, but for everything else I have recently started using cosmic shimmer clear glue, and it is amazing. It's especially good for small fiddly die-cuts. Kate x

  8. Di in answer to your question - I don't know. I didn't do anything to make the post reappear. Strange - but then again sometimes I can't see any of the blogs I'm following and I'm sure some don't register as having new stuff on them.
    Love your less is more card by the way.
    Ann xxx

  9. Oh I am LOVING the look of this masculine card Di. FAB! xxx

  10. Lovely man card Di, love the texture that the grunge stamp has made. I've lost count of the number of bottles of collall glue I've got through.I find it seems to give structure to the card too, but without weight , and of course you can rub away the excess!! xx

  11. Great man card Di and that grunge stamp is fab!!! I love collal glue too its always on my list!! huggles Sue and have a lovely weekend xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Great card Di love the little boat.

  13. Gorgeous inkyness, love the colours and the stamps are gorgeous! I'm a bit confused by Mo's comment though.
    Got to try that glue myself. Have a lovely weekend x

  14. Grunge Di? ;-) lovely simple card with great colour choices. Always use Colall for matting and layering for exactly the reason you have discovered. Watch CC for 3 for 2 offers and stock up then. If you spill any it peels off when dry too. Wonder how I know that ;-) Big hug Dee x

  15. Like this a lot! Love the blue & beige-y combo and the blue border makes this sailboat fly off the card. Gotta check out this new glue. Never heard of it. With my luck, prob'ly a Brit product! TFS & Hugs. Have a great wkend. Hugs to Parsnip too.

  16. Love the colour scheme, perfect for a guy card, very effective.
    Thanks for joining Less is More's masculine challenge this week
    Guest "Less is More"

  17. This is terrific Di!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  18. Super card Di. Great design - love the combination of the Grunge stamp and the blue greeting. I've been using Collal photo glue for some time now and have to agree - it gives a lot of wriggle room. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  19. Great card there Miss.
    My adhesive of choice has to be the ATG - hence why I have two - one for scrapping and one for cards. I tend to get glue where I don't want it!

  20. Love this card, so simple yet nice and gets the message across. Why is this box bouncing up and down on the screen??!!!! So I feel like I'm on a boat?!

  21. Oh what a great card & perfect for a guy! Love it, Di!

  22. This is just great Di - I love the grungy but clean look. Would be perfect for the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge too x

  23. Oh noooooo...stamping straight onto a card? Noooooo...scary lol xxxxx what a lovely effect <3

  24. Gorgeous card, sorry I have been AWOL for so very long, I lost all of my links when google reader dissapeared and I found you purely by chance when you commented on someones blog!! now a follower again!! Hope life is treating you well xx


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