Even More March 2014 Card Making

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A Few Cards


My last post didn’t have anything particularly masculine in it, so I’m making up for it in this one with one “pirate” card for a yougster, and another “student” card for a young man.

I’ve also had a multigrid out to make a little parchment element for one card.  Something a bit different for me as this is the first time I’ve added a cut-off of material from a sewing project on a card.

There’s also another couple of simple cards.  I hope you like what I’ve made.  Please leave a comment at the end if you’ve got a moment to let me know what you think of this assortment.  Thank you.



(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards. Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page.)

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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  1. Dress up – Pirate by Janette Padley, Seaside Embellishments (Sepia) by Gordon Fraser, Peach Blossom Papers by Janette Padley and Tranquil Beach-Themed Card Toppers by Sarah Edwards (All the sheets were printed onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock, some being printed at smaller than the size provided.  I coloured the digi-stamp in using my ProMarkers, the colours used being: Heatwave, Berry Red, Black, Cool Grey 3, Tan, Azure, French Navy, Raw Sienna, Cinnamon, Chestnut. I then cut out all the pieces I needed and created a chain from a few jump rings.  The base card was made by scoreing and folding in half an 300gsm Linen textured white cardstock.  I added the background using finger-lift tape and used glue gel to attach the rest of the elements. I’ve not added a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. Angled, close-up view of an area of the card.

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  1. Student Dude Decoupage Sheet by Gordon Fraser, Brick wall background sheet Landscape by Liz Harrison and 12 Wood Papers CU4CU by Janyce Cotterill (I printed the sheet out at half size onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the pieces.  I scored an A4 sheet of linen textured white card at the half way point using my Hougie Board and folded it in half to make an A5 base card.  I took a piece of wall background and a piece of wood background to make a sort of plinth or counter and atached this to the card front using 2mm deep, double sided foam tape and glue gel so that the student had something to lean against.  The decoupage layers were then attached to the card front in order using glue gel.  I finished off by using a fine pen to add a border and a greeting – “Penblwydd Hapus” – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”.)
  2. Angled, close-up view of one area of the card.

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  1. Beautiful Purple Space Card by Tammy Clarke (I decided to keep this card simple.  I printed it at a little less than the size provided onto 300gsm, Super Smooth, white cardstock and cut the panel and the blank greetings tag out.  I scored an A4 sheet of star embossed cardstock using my Hougie Board and then folded it in half.  Because of the texture of the base card I used glue gel to attach the image panel and tag to the card front.  I’ve not put a greeting on as I don’t know what language it will be needed in yet.)
  2. Cute Swimmer Girl Purple Decoupage Sheet by Gordon Fraser (I printed the sheet off at half size onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and then cut out the pieces.  I took a 6″ square with a scalloped edge from my crafting stash and attached a piece of background, also from my crafting stash which I’d gone around and emphasised areas with a Island Lagoon ProMarker.  I then built up the decoupage, attaching the pieces using glue gel.  I used the ProMarker to colour co-ordinate a peel-off greeting that says “Llongyfarchiadau” – which is Welsh for “Congratulations” – making this a card to congratulate a youngester for getting a swimming certificate or doing well at a gala.  I also used the ProMarker to give an irregular framing around the top of the card.  I finished off the card by adding glitter glue to the edge of the water.)
  3. Angled view of card front.

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  1. This is something a bit different for me.  I used a multigrid to do the design on the parchment.  The material underneath it is a scrap from my stash that I had left over after cutting out a “Fat Cat” for a sewing project (Only done the cutting out yet so not ready to show you my progress, but it will be appearing on this blog in due course).  The base card is an old gold pearlescent cardstock that I scored using my Hougie Board and folded in half.  The other items on the card are from an Embellishment Attic kit with some of the items edged using a Chestnut ProMarker.  Everything is glued together using glue gel.
  2. Angled view of an area of the card front.



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14 Replies to “Even More March 2014 Card Making”

  1. These are all fabulous Gwyneth. I particularly like the pirate card. Stunning. Thank you so much for the kind comments you leave on my work.

  2. Hi Gwyneth – always got time to pop round and see your crafty makes!.
    Love the pirate card and the student one is pretty cool too. Love your card with the parchment and material on it – such detail, so much to look at – beautiful!

  3. I love your male cards. The student one is great and perfect for boys who aren’t quite men but no longer kids lol
    I really really like the pirate card. When I read pirate in your opening type up, I was expecting lots of black, but you have made it nice and light and used brilliant nautical elements.
    Clever lady 🙂
    Thank you for the lovely encouraging comments you leave. Even when my makes aren’t to your tastes, you leave a comment on the techniques or how I’ve made it…thank you! I lost a lot of commenters when my crafting changed.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  4. Morning Gwyneth super work hun I am particularly inspired by the nautical theme as I am taking a group of ladies to Blackpool for a crafty weekend in a couple of weeks – have a great day hugs x

  5. What a fantastic piratey boy/man’s card. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us over at Fab ‘n’ Funky for our ‘Boys to Men’ challenge. Good luck! Hugs, Wends x

  6. Love the details. Thanks for posting your card on the Sister Act Challenge Blog. Cathy xx

  7. Fab cards for males Gwyneth! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our All About The Boys challenge x

  8. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT