Sunday, 10 January 2016

Time for some boy cards

Cards for men - a challenge for a lot of us - including me!
I did a project recently using these images in a shadow box (link here) - so it inspired me to make some cards a long a similar theme.
I stamped my images and greetings in archival ink before adding distress inks with the applicator tool or cut and dry foam. I then flicked and spritzed with a little water.
  Once dry I added vintage photo ink around the edges of the images, greetings and some die cuts.
Each of the cards is on a kraft card base and the matt layers use kraft core - with a little of the surface sanded away. For the background layer I took some patterned paper from Tim Holtz range - but anything masculine will do or you could make your own, again I added a little ink around the edges.
To finish my cards I added a cog or game spinner for a little added feature.
Thanks for visiting us today.


  1. Great inspiration for Mens cards thanks for sharing

  2. TFS these mens cards, just the inspiration I need. Going to do something similar using a die cut bicycle I have.

  3. Fabulous ideas for those 'difficult' men! Thank you so much for sharing Nikki. Jenny x

  4. Super masculine cards Nikki.
    Julie x

  5. wonderful makes Nikki - all gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

  6. Fabulous masculine designs, Nikki! I love the bike with the spinner on the wheel, and of course, the old' spritz and flick just adds to the vintage beauty! Hugs!

  7. So cool, the accents really make these top notch designs! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for the ideas.

  8. Fantastic masculine makes, Nikki - but I'd also be more than happy to receive them! Terrific inky effects and great vintage images.
    Alison xx

  9. great guy cards with such a lovely vintage feel...well done.

  10. Fabulous masculine cards Nikki, wonderful colour palette. Deb xo