Saturday, March 29, 2014

Timely masculine B'day card

I am continuing to try to incorporate ideas I see on various blogs.  This time, I attempted to create a shabby bg - which is not showing here (the Happy birthday layer is NOT shiny, but shabby.  I sponged through a stencil and lightly stamped with stamps from the Nostalgique (EK Success) set - which includes the clock.  Next I embossed the HB folder.  The bg layer is embossed with argyle  on white core cs.  I also sponged the cord with Ranger Distress ink.   I have lots of favorite dies - circles are right at the top of the list!  The border is a Martha Stewart punch. 
I have a question for you - does any one else have MS punches that cause problems?  Mine seem to lose the "spring" and fail to punch through each time, and then do not release properly.  Major disappointment!

Sketch (limit 4 other challenges):
Favorite die:


DebiJ said...

What a fabulous & masculine card Dorothy! Love your embossing, & that great punched edge.
Thank you for playing along at Feeling Sketchy.
Debi DT@FS

Nancy Dynes said...

Thank you so much for entering your lovely card in our challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!! What a lovely card for the special man in your life! My MS punches are usually my faves and work better than any other brand, BUT I used one today that had the exact same problem you described. It is one of my oldest and most frequently used, so I figured I just wore it out. I'm going to try punching it through foil a few times to sharpen it. Hoping that will help...

Cathy's Obsessions Still said...

What a pretty card.. love all the distressing! Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy!!
Cathy DT

Unknown said...

This is a FANTASTIC masculine card Thanks for joining the Feeling Sketchy Blog challenge. ~ Michelle FS dt

Rebecca Deeprose said...

A perfectly masculine card Dorothy! I really like that you're experimenting with core papers and embossing folders and I'm so glad you joined us at the Frilly and Funkie challenge! Yes, I have had the same problem though only occasionally. Sometimes I think it's the punch telling me that I'm using a paper that's too thick for the punch design and Like Nancy, I punch through aluminum foil to refresh my much used and tiring punches! ((hugs)) Rebecca

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous - absolutely perfect for a masculine card - love the style and embossing x Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends :-) Have a lovely week, Em xx

Jenny Marples said...

How elegant Dorothy. Love that embossing. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Granmargaret said...

Great male card. thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy

crafty-stamper said...

perfect male card love the embossing and border punch-thanks for joining us at Lej designs
Carol DT x
yes I have a Martha Stewart that the metal spring broke even though hardly used
Carol x

Deb said...

Great card for the boys in our lifes! Love your use of embossing and sanding.