Monday, 19 July 2010

Cards for Men DT card- Challenge 15

This fortnight the challenge at Cards for Men is a recipe- 1 image, 2 design papers and 3 embellishments.
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This is my first DT card ever!!!

I used the 'My Guy Ian' image from Greetings Farm, coloured with Promarkers, and some fab free download papers from Summertime Designs called 'Freedom Ain't Free'. As you can see, I used the stitched check and the fine stripe papers and one of my fave layouts of 3 panels across the card. This is, yet again, an easel card- I love this style and it really solves my dilemas over where to put the sentiment! My 3 embellishments are the 3 silver star brads.
The sentiment is made with the great clear sets from Elzybells. I set out all the little stamps face down on my craftmat then carefully lifted out the word 'greatest'. I put my block on top to pick up the other stamps without moving them and stamped them in red. I put the remaining stamp on another block and inked it in blue before positioning it through the clear stamp.
Another thing that I keep reaching for at the moment is my Sizzlet corner die! This time I used the plain corner and added faux stitching with a white gel pen to tie in with the stitching detail on the paper.


Mandy said...

Hi Alison,
Gorgeous first DT the papers and image....
Mandy xx

Donnas Den said...

Hi Alison,

Wonderful card. I've recently ordered this stamp for myself.

I still can't believe this is your first DT, lol. Well done and I hope you enjoy the experience.

Donna xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Alison, wow your card is fabulous and youve really started our new challenge of with a bang. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Rainmac said...

Gorgeous DT card Alison xxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Alison, Really love your Easel card,I like doing Easel cards also. Love your colors. It is a really sharp looking card. The plaids with the strips are perfect and your coloring is wonderful. I do not know I you got that crazy email saying I was in London and send some money. Someone hacked my computer and I'm not in London and please do not send any money. I'm sorry for this.