Last night I held the last of my monthly card classes so now I can share with you what they made. Masculine cards always seem to stump us so this month I’ve made two masculine cards to add to our repertorie.
First up is a ‘Pull Tab’ card that features the new Circle Tab punch along with two great stamp sets – Lovely as a Tree and Guy Greetings.
To start with stamp the Lovely as a Tree image in Early Espresso towards the top part of the card. To get the cutout area for the pull tab I punched out two circles using the 3/4″ circle punch just in from both edges of the card. To cut out the area between the circle I placed the card in my paper trimmer and cut between the two circles. To create my ‘road’ I used one of the images from Timeless Textures which I stamped in Memento Black. Once I’d stamped it I was disappointed with the look – it was too black – so I coloured over the top with the White Watercolour Pencil which gave it a dully look and more like the colour of an asphalt road :). The car is stamped in Memento Black then ‘fussy cut’ out.
To create the pulling mechanism I used Foam Adhesive Strips on the top and bottom of the cut out – the gap needs to be wide enough for the tab to slide through. On a scrap bit of Very Vanilla stamp your sentiment and then adhere this directly to the card base alining the front mat in position to see the sentiment. Dimensionals are adhered to the slider (end away from the tab) and then the cut out card is attached. The new Circle Tab Punch came in handy to create my ‘pull tab’.
For the next card I did two colour options using scraps of cardstock from the Neutrals Family. I don’t know about you but I end up with heaps of scraps so made this card to use some of them up. It’s quick and simple but looks really effective.
I cut a piece of copy paper 10cm x 14.3cm and then adhered my strips of cardstock. I then ran it through the Big Shot with one of our Textured Embossing Folders. First up Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Basic Black with the Hexagons Embossing Folder
and then Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. The Happy Birthday is cut out with the Thinlits die and adhered using the Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheet. The card base is the Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock.
I’m going to create some more of these cards with some of the other colour families to use up my scraps.
Till next time