Token man card.

Saturday 5 April 2014

Every so often I am railroaded into making cards for men. I don't like doing it because
1. men never appreciate handmade cards, and
2. because the colours and images are always dull and dreary.

So under pressure I had to come up with something inspirational for some of my local crafty ladies to copy. Thank you very much Lesley for this weeks sketch because it saved the day! (well the card at least!)

I had to leave out the ribbon at the bottom so replaced it with twine a bit higher up instead (my husband regularly informs me that men don't like bows). Would you believe that these papers (apart from the solid cardstock) are all from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection - not exactly a manly range I hear you say! But these dark stripes, the woodgrain chevron and the green grid were all in that paperstack and together formed a fabby male colour scheme.

The ink splatters are from an SU stamp set as are the distressed lines, I added a few stars and a distressed sentiment and I'm very pleased with the result. Hopefully my crafty ladies will be too.

This week's Sketch Saturday sketch is sponsored by Mo's Digital Pencil.  Head on over and join in with the challenge to win a fab prize.

Happy scrapping and thanks for stopping by xx 

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  1. Love this card Niki. I've been informed that there shouldn't be ribbon on masculine cards too. LOL. Hugs, Deb

  2. This is a totally fab 'man card' Niki! Awesome job! :)
    Lizy xx

  3. Great card, this image really pops. Men's cards are difficult but you nailed it!