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Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Happy Tuesday,

It's time for our next challenge over at Cardz 4 Guys and this week Kim has chosen the theme of


I am loving being a part of this new challenge blog - it has given me a new found appreciation of male themed cards, something I always avoided where possible in the past. It has been a pleasant change to make more masculine projects, rather than my usual cutie, over-embellished style!

Here's what I came up with for this weeks DT inspiration ...

The size of this project was dictated by the 3.5cm squares of book paper - I punched these out first and arranged them on my cardstock to see what size I needed (matted and layered the project measures 17.5cm x 13.5cm). The book paper squares are tinted with 'Antique Linen' distress ink and edged with 'Walnut Stain' distress ink. The stamped image is called 'Bullrushes' by Inkylicious and is stamped with Vintage Sepia ink - I added a few little mounds of earth using the ink and a sponge to anchor them. I also stamped the birds and the little 'nature' lettering at the bottom. I decided to tear the edges of the card and ink them with matching ink to give a more rustic feel. Finally I added a piece of brown twine around the card before securing it to the background layers. Hope you like it!

If you have a minute, why not pop over to the blog HERE and check out some more fab inspiration by my teamies.

Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Fabulous male card Jan,love the image and design.
    Sue x

  2. Great male card. beautiful backing.

  3. Great minds think alike Jan, same layout but a totally different effect. The background really goes with image. Great men's card. :)

  4. I decided to stop on over and follow everyone's sites.. So glad to be working with you. Lovely card. It has such a peaceful look to it.

  5. A great card Jan. I love how you've grounded the image x


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