Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Dapper Gent

It is time for the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and Jenny is hosting this time and is calling it Boy oh Boy!.  She describes it this way:

"Create a vintage or shabby chic project with a man in mind. Let's see those male themed creations come to life."

I need a couple of birthday cards for some men in my family so the timing of this challenge was perfect.

I went pretty simple with this card letting papers from the Tim Holtz Dapper paper pad take centre stage.  I have done a lot of distressing with my scissors and inking with Gather Twigs Distress Ink to make it look even more vintage.

I started with some card stock from my stash for the blank and added the panel of ticking.  Then I embossed a piece of Recollections kraft card stock using a Tim Holtz embossing folder called Collage.  Next came the numbers and ticking mini panels.

I cut the zig zag from a large paper and added it next topped with a strip of burlap.  The ad panel followed along with the little fishtail ruler, also cut from the paper pad.  The gentleman was fussy cut from the same page as the zigzag.  Finally I added a pocket watch and some carved coconut shell buttons.

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

Paperminutes - Card for a Man
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - "E" is for Everything (Anything Goes)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes with Distressing
Morgan's Art World - For The Men
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes

The following items used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. What a fantastic way to use the new Dapper papers Cec! Love the layering of the different designs and the scattering of buttons with the pocket watch xx

  2. Handsome gentlemen and placed in such a wonderful mix of masculine details and touches. Beautiful masculine card!

  3. What a wonderful masculine card Cec!!! Love it!
    Thank you for the inspiration since I need to make some masculine cards pretty soon...
    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. Fabulous masculine card Cec. Love the dark blue and neutrals together. Lots of fun layers and embellies. hugs :)

  5. I love the gentleman and your card is beautifully done.

    So glad you could join us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  6. How dapper is this fellow? Very dapper, I'd say! Love the blueprint sketchy feel of the blues.

  7. The ticking and the kraft type card look wonderful together and the gentleman does look very dapper indeed. This is a great male card Cec! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Fabulous man card, Cec! That Dapper stash has never looked so good, and that zig zag is what seals it for me! Such a unique and creative compliment to these papers! Hugs!

  9. A fantastic card for a bloke, a super variety of layers ans details.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Fabulous masculine elements and a great layout Cec, love this xxx

  11. Awesome masculine card, Cec! Love it! Hugs! Branka xx

  12. Fabulous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  13. Lovely male card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting From the Heart.

  14. Great male card. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.


  15. Awesome masculine card! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passions.
    Good Luck

    Jenna, DT
    Jenna's Design

  16. Goodness! What an amazing masculine card! I love the camera "negative" value of your image - I wonder if that word negative will become misunderstood in coming years since most cameras no longer have film?

    It's truly a beautiful card with the layers, and yet very masculine with all your special details, Cec!

    Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I'd love for you stop by my personal blog to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  17. Wow! What a fabulous creation. Love the image colored and all the embellishments you added. Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch at a Time this fortnight. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  18. dapper indeed. great gents card, but then it is hard to go wrong when you use Tim Holtz stuff. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  19. I love this so much...A great idea for a card with so much detail. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT

  20. Cec, I am running far behind due to our move, but I loved this card from the moment I first set eyes upon it. It is so perfectly composed and has a wonderful whimsy to it! The textures, the layers, the stamping...all just fabulous. You nailed it! Boy, oh boy! Hugs!

  21. Fantastic card Cec ! Love the pocket watch and of course your dapper gent ! Sue C x

  22. Vintage heaven Cec! I love how you used the dapper paper stash and all the additional details. It made me say "boy oh boy" ;)

  23. Fabulous vintage card for a man love the colours Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

  24. Love your design and fab layering. Terrific card. Nicola x


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