Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Allsorts Challenge - Male cards

A card for a man - a phrase that strikes fear into many a crafter, what no flowers, no ribbon, no bling? What will I do? Male cards can be so tricky but that's the challenge over at Allsorts this week.

This is one of those "middle of the night" ideas, I was mulling over what to do for my SU class next week and was thinking of Christmas cards and wanted to do a very simple black & white card with some red and came up with this design more or less (but for the Christmas one I'll add the Christmas tree from the set to the back of the truck - that's the versatility with this set!). And I'm really pleased with the result, I've got a male friend's birthday coming up too, so this card is now winging it's way to him. Once I had the actual idea the card was really quick to make, the background is an SU! wheel (love these, so useful) a bit of red colour here & there & raised the truck off the card with SU! Dimensional pads and Voila! done.

All Stampin' Up!, the sentiment actually comes with the matching accessory set, which I don't yet have, so I've just typed it out on the computer.

Stamps - Loads of Love; Neighbourhood
Markers - Real Red; Bordering Blue; Basic Black
Cardstock - Real Red; Whisper White
Accessories - Dimensionals



Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

super, super! funny how male cards do - for some reason - frighten us. yet, i really like doing them. go figure.

i love the simplicity of this and, of course, the red! i can just see me sitting in that back of that truck waving to everyone - LOL.


brenda said...

Hi Jan

Very original card, amazing what comes out of cretive nights, I have these all well.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts tis week.

B x

Sally said...

Gorgeous card! I am in awe of anyone who can make such beautiful "men" cards.

Zoƫ said...

Great card Jan and fab use of the set and wheel. I'm sure you're friend will love it and many a crafter will take inspiration from it. Hugs Z x

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

What a wonderful card Jan! I never look forward to making mens cards they are such a challenge but you have made a perfect card for any man, great images and sentiment!
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Debs said...

Hi Jan
I totally agree that it puts a fear into us crafter's just the thought of doing a male card - you should have no worries - this is a perfect male card and expertly put together. Love it!!! I also am glad to hear that I'm not the only one to have crafting ideas in the middle of the night!!!! Thanks for doing such a great job with my challenge at Allsorts this week.
Debs xx

Vee said...

Sleepless nights come in handy I have the best ideas in the middle of the night too... Love your card Jan perfect for a guy.
xx Vee

Donna said...

Fantastic card Jan, I love the scene you have created and the little red van...absolutely brilliant sentiment too :) Donna x

Gro said...

Great card. Cars must be perfect for a boy.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

kazzells said...

great work as always jan!


Cheryl said...

great male card love cheryl xxxxx

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card Jan, love the idea may just have to case it ;0) lol! I agree it would make a fab christmas card in red with green too
Take care,
S.J. xx

Lisa said...

Hi Jan, Great card! I love the truck image.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Crafting Joanne said...

Fantastic card for a male Jane, love the sentiment.

Joanne x

Jules said...

Hi Jan

A brilliant card. I love it!

Thank you for joining in the fun with Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

Linda Elbourne said...

A great card - love the simplicity of it ... gives a really stylish feel too!