Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The Male Room Woods


     Welcome to a new challenge at The Male Room, our theme this time is 'scapes'- city, sea, land or in this case tree.
      Using a Woodware stamp the trees have been stamped several times on a piece of watercolour paper 24cm x 13cm. The card was coloured with water soluble inks, then the trees were coloured with watercolour pens.
     Once dry the card was scored at 4cm intervals to form the concertina effect, on the back there are two panels of patterned paper over thin card stuck at either end to the outside panels, then holes were punched in the folds to thread the ribbon through.
     Stickles were used to add sparkle to the trees and then it was left to dry completely before threading the ribbon through the holes. It is one long length of ribbon threaded with the centre at the front and the tails meeting at the back. The ribbon is then passed through a bead in opposite directions, then through another bead again in opposite directions and secured. The first bead acts as a slide to hold the card shut for delivery and the second bead to stop it all unravelling.
     A tree-scape makes for a perfect male Christmas card, not to sparkly or cute and you can keep the colours masculine.  Please come and join us at The Male Room with your scape's, we'd love to see them.



Materials list - available from your  local craft shop
Woodware Craft Collection - JGS471 Trio of Trees
                                          Sentiment set unknown code
                                          Koi Watercolour Pens
                                          Stickles

Stix2 Anything - Masking Sheet
                        Double Sided Tape


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas - Criss Cross Something (ribbon through bead)
12 Months Of Christmas - Anything Christmas (optional Bingo)

7 comments:

  1. Love your masculine inspired card with an interesting twist! Thanks for sharing it with us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Lisa

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  2. Your treescape is absolutely super. I do like the softly coloured background, the wonderful trees. And I think the concertina effect is brilliant. xxx

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  3. Fabulous tree scape. Love that it stands up like a backdrop - would look amazing on a Christmas mantelpiece.

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  4. Lovely card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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  5. Very lovely!Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  6. Wow, gorgeous creation. I love the colours and tree stamp. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

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  7. Clever card! Thank you for the directions, I's like to try this one. Thanks for sharing with us at 12 Months of Christmas challenge blog!

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