Monday, 28 March 2011

Cards for Men challenge 7- Embossing...

We had so many gorgeous entries for the sketch challenge and it's great to see that so many of you want to join us on the DT! We are now visiting all your blogs and Donna will announce the new team members on the CFM site as soon as we can decide!
Anyway, on to our new challenge- Embossing, which I'm proud to say I was asked to set so I hope you like it! I actually set it to challenge myself too because I often neglect my embossing folders but am always pleased with the results when I use them- lol. It doesn't have to be embossing folders, you can also do heat embossing with powders or hand embossing with brass stencils and a stylus. Don't forget- your card must be for a man or boy.
The DT were lucky enough to be able to choose images from our sponsors- Paper Pretties. I used the 'Go, go Gordon' digi image, which I have coloured with my promarkers. I quite often use the dotty technique that I have used here for grounding the image but this is the first time I have used it this much to make a background- I think it works?!
My papers are from a digi scrapping bloghop by Stuff to Scrap called 'March of the Animals'. I embossed a plain, distressed effect piece of the DP with the 'Christmas Stars' embossing folder by Cuttlebug (silly title- I use it far more during the year!). I then matched a piece of Core'dinations card to the greens and embossed it with a new border folder I got from Papermania called 'Tasty Trims' before sanding it back to bring out the core.
The ticket sentiment was a free digi from Mudmaven Designs.

The challenge runs until 11th April so why not pop over to Cards for Men to check out the rest of the great DT cards and enter for yourself?
Paper Pretties are offering a super-cute pirate clear stamp with loads of sentiments for our winner, details on the CFM site.

Did you notice my new watermark? Sarah, aka Rainmac, from our DT was kind enough to send me a voucher for Whimsey Stamps when it was my birthday and I used it to get this and a lovely shaped border digi that I'm hoping to get the chance to play with soon. Thank You!

I would also like to enter this card for the following challenges:-

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Alison, I love the image and how you've coloured him xxx

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Alison, love your embossing and your fabulous papers. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Mandy said...

H Alison,
Great card,love the image and your colouring is lovely...Great theme to work with too thank you for choosing it..
Mandy x

karlinchen50 said...

Hello
wow this is sweet, this is an amazing card. The design and colors are stunning.

Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.
**Karla

Julie said...

A fab card, lovely and colourful too! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful card, Alison. Love the dotty technique.

Watermark looks great, very original present idea.

Take care,

Donna x

Diane Davies said...

Great card. I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

Jolanda Cuper said...

Hello Alison,
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog! Your card is also a beauty!
Greetz Jolanda.