Sunday, 12 March 2017

A Man's Card

Hi Crafty Friends

We made this in class a few weeks ago, when I was thinking about my brother's birthday which was fast approaching. Now his birthday is behind us and I sent an entirely different card. Still, I enjoyed making this one, despite there not being a flower in sight!

We stamped over some neutral-ish brown paper with a massive stamp (sorry I've forgotten the make) to create the background and stamped out a variety of stamps, from which we die cut circles for the toppers. There was a choice of stamps for the rectangular panel, aswell, so all the cards looked a bit different.
Then it was back to being Brownies, to tie a reef knot in some string, and then some strong arm tactics to set the eyelets using my rather primitive Silent Setter. I really must think about getting a Crop-o-dile, but they seem quite an expensive way of making holes. Does anyone have any cheaper suggestions?

I quite liked the red and brown combination and after the feminine cards from the previous weeks, it was good to have a change.
Happy Crafting


  1. I have a Japanese screw punch which I bought years ago and which was quite effective - perhaps you might be interested, since I now have a crop-a-dile

    FAB card and loving your "brownie knot" too


  2. Hi Jan, love the knots. eBay has screw punches quite cheap if that's any help?

  3. Thanks for the tips about screw punches, maybe you can give me a demo at the weekend, Kathy.

  4. Fantastic card for a male, love the colours and details Jan.
    Cannot beet a Crop-a-dile others are to hard work for me lol.
    Pam x

  5. Dammit, only just given my spare cropodile to Amy, she needed it for uni, but if she doesn't need it when her course has finished I will send it to you, great masculine card, I can only imagine the fun and games you had in class with that knot !!! xxx