Saturday, March 19, 2011


Well, hello everyone, this is the next to last post of men's cards that I have! I hope you enjoy looking them over. Please Leave me a comment telling me what you think.

Below is a list of expectations I had in mind when I started this project, so think about them as you view these cards.
  • Easily mailed / no extra postage - Postal Service gets enough as it is in my opinion! 
  • Wide range of styles that reach out to the young men in our lives, the old or older, the tots, the ones who love jewelry, cuff links, rings, earrings (as so many of them wear now) etc. Basically those who love bling and those who don't!
  • To use items from my stash that have been long forgotten about! A Must!
  • To go back to what we did before the giant flowers, the fancy and not so fancy brads, the rhinestones, the glitter glues, the bulky embellishments etc.
  • To get you all motivated enough to set time aside for making men's cards BEFORE you need them!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll come back soon and often!
Bethann aka PawwPadd

 The vine here is a sticker, the tree image is a cut-out, added a stamped sentiment with a gem stone in matching color.
 Birds are stickers, ovals are punch-outs, stamped sentiment, cut angled paper for interest.
 Silver sticker cross, sticker sentiment in lower corner (God Bless)
 Vintage 50s car sticker that I matted with coordinating turquoise paper, stamped sentiment in upper corner, vellum sentiment over black card stock paper backed with same  turquoise, added metal brackets with very narrow strips of paper threaded through.
 This card was made with olive green card stock, dark green paper underneath of all, narrow strip of olive above all with pin size punched holes for interest, owl sticker sits on a very nice paint chip I got from Lowes, that's on white cut card stock paper with stamped sentiment in matching color ink, used decorative scissor to edge the bottom of the card.
 This is a very cool decorative paper that I added the sun and star stickers to, along with some mulberry paper in a matching color and a stamped sentiment.

Same paper as above with more mulberry paper in green and turquoise and FAITH sticker with stamped sentiment
 These last three cards are from an earlier post, but I wanted to reload them into my men's post because after I looked at them prior to filing them away, I realized they were really lending themselves to being for men. If I were going to send these cards out to women, I would have to add some ribbon with a bow or something feminine. If you missed the other post I had these loaded in, I was simply trying out a technique that I'd been wanting to try. I loaded each color of the background separately on a brayer and blended them by rolling them close to each other. I had to make a mask of each so I would overlap them, otherwise my colors would have probably looked muddy or not blended the way I wanted them.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bethann,
    Well I guess I will be going through withdrawal soon. Especially since you said you will probably not be working on cards much in the near future. I hope you will still post "whatever direction" your art form takes (because I know you will be busy making something crafty)...About this post...I love the "owl card" (nice paint chip, too!), The sun card makes me smile (love the colors), and those tree cards are stunning! I hope to learn that technique one day. : ) Well, I'll be back for your final installment.



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