Tuesday, January 20, 2015


I made this very masculine card recently to congratulate my Son-in-Law on a special achievement and thought I would share it with you today.

I started with some Recollections black card stock for the blank.  The background is a piece of paper from a Prima pad called Printery.  I used a TCW stencil called Harlequin with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger and a Wendy Vecchi stencil called Checkmate and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to add a bit of interest.  It was then distressed around the edge with my scissors.

The image is from a Tim Holtz stamp set called Time Travellers and was stamped on a scrap of card stock with Jet Black Archival Ink from Ranger and then fussy cut.  The clock is from a stamp set called Vintage by 7 Gypsies and the sentiment is a stamp from a set called Greeting Words by Stampabilities.  Both these sets are new and I picked them up on a trip to the US - best of all they were both on sale.

I painted a strip of metal foil with Black Metal Paint by Deco Art and added it along with torn strips of corrugated cardboard, drywall tape and a couple of papers from my stash.  Finally I added a key, button, washer and screw head from my stash of bits and pieces.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - For A Man
Vintage Stamping Challenges - New Year, New Stash (Clock and Sentiment stamps)
Fashionable Stamping  - Something New (Clock and Sentiment stamps)
Robyn's Fetish - Vintage Look
The Artistic Stamper - New Beginnings (Clock and Sentiment stamps are new and I began to use them - LOL)
Sweet Stampin - Masculine


  1. Fabulous masculine card Cec - I am bookmarking this one for when I need some 'masculine' inspiration! Nikki x

  2. Fab card for a male recipient, Cec - great colour and stamping. Your SIL must have loved it. Elizabeth xx

  3. Oh Cec, that is fabulous! Love the way you've layered those elements over the stencilling. What a great framework for this gentleman to rest on. Jenny x

  4. Fabulous card! Gorgeous stamps and wonderful design, a perfect masculine card!

  5. Wow Cec, this is fabulous! I've been struggling to put together a masculine card and you just whip one up lah-dee-dah! Amazing! I'm with Nikki, gonna use this for inspiration! I love it! big hugs :)

  6. Gorgeous masculine card Cec! Love the collage effect and the background stencilling. Sue C x

  7. Hi Cec! What a stunning masculine card you have created! I'm certain your SIL loved it. Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

  8. Fabulous male card, for a special occasion.
    Yvonne x

  9. Fab masculine card! thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin ..hugs Sue DT x

  10. A stunning masculine card Cec and with a lovely Vintage feel, sure your SIL really appreciated it.

    It's lovely to see you at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges,thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  11. I love, love, love this! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  12. Awesome Card .. Very Masculine Thanxx For Playing With Us At The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog This Week .. Good Luck
    Sherry @ Robyn's Fetish DT

  13. Fabulous masculine card, love the background and those striking stamped images, yummy vintageness....Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping..Esther xx

  14. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative challenge this month :)

  15. He looks splendid, and the vintage neutrals are perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge.
    Alison x

  16. Haha! I must admit when I first saw the SIL in some of the comments I kept saying "Sister-In-Law" because that is what I write for all 4 of my sis in laws. Brain fart there. :) Anyway-love the masculine card you have done for your S(son)IL! The corrugated cardboard and the dry wall tape are used superbly. Awesomesauce! :)

  17. Congrats on your Top 3 win at Fashionable Stamping Cec!! So well deserved and rightfully pinned! hugs :)


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