Monday, 31 August 2020


Good morning crafty friends

At some time or another I think we can struggle making a 'male' card

This one is really quite easy to make and assemble and the wood grain can be achieved with tools you already own

 Going Places Vintage Labels (set of 16 cling stamps) ~ JustRite/Spellbinders

I started with a 13x18cm white card base and for the insert, as shown above,  I cut a smaller piece of white copy paper and applied a second generation stamp of the vehicle using the Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad.
I placed the Happy Birthday stamp from the set on the blank space under the sentiment  and stamped it 
The wood grain affect is achieved by, cutting a piece of white card, (mine measures 9x13.5cm) and scoring it, vertically, then, using my Hougie Board, I scored the card at 1cm increments.  Next, using 'Walnut Stain' Distress Oxide Ink Pad I ran the pad down the scored card
Depending on the amount of pressure you use to ink the card you will see the different effects that can be achieved.
Once inked I buffed the area with a paper towel then backed the card onto a layer of black card.  I wrapped baker's twine' around the topper 3 times and secured it at the back with red line tape

I stamped the vehicle stamp onto white card, fussy cut it and added mounting foam to the back.  I removed the backing from the tape and placed the topper onto the wood grain card, applied Cosmic Shimmer Glue to the back and adhered to the card base

To complete I stamped 'Live Your Dream' to the bottom on the card

There will be an extra post tomorrow, at 9am,  as it's the first of the month and that means a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times (MAWTT)

Thank you for popping by today, I hope my design have given a little inspiration.

I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message
June x


  1. Love the way you made the background. Very cleverMrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. This is such a great male card! Crafty hugs Linda

  3. Just Rite stamps are just so lovely! Inspired by your background - will give it a go!!

  4. Fabulous card June and such a great design, man cards can be a nightmare for so many, myself included...xx

  5. Lovely masculine card, June. Thanks for the tutorial for making the wood grain effect. xx

  6. A fabulous card June and I love how you've made the wood grain effect. If you hadn't have shown how you made it, I would have thought that it was a backing paper. A superb masculine card x

  7. Fabulous male card, such an art the way you have made the back ground, I thought it was paper at first

  8. Beautiful card, love the stamp set.
    Linda xxx

  9. Great background, June - thanks for showing us how to achieve this. Love the stamp too. Perfect for this card.

  10. Wow, what an awesome way to make wood grained backgrounds! I'll have to try this some time soon because it looks great.

  11. Hi June,
    what a fantastic card and that wood background you have created is gorgeous and so clever.
    Fab stamps used and a perfect male design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Fabulous masculine card and love the woodgrain effect I have used the same one on my card too after seeing Tracy Evans demo it
    Carol x

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