Wednesday 11 March 2020

Computer Reboot

     Making masculine cards can be a challenge but this stamp has it covered, it's not a new stamp but it's one I keep coming back to, when teamed with paper piecing it can be tailored for almost any theme.
      These two cards were made for a couple of young men celebrating their birthdays on the 29th of February. They are both keen gamers so I printed off some suitable papers containing computer code and circuit boards.
      For each card one set of boots was stamped and embossed on the patterned paper and another set on white card. I cut out the white card boots and then cut out selected parts of the patterned boots. To get the darker areas on the boots I used a grey alcohol marker but for the laces I used a white Sharpie pen.
      The word 'Urban' comes from another old Woodware set, stamped, embossed and coloured with alcohol markers. Then the backing paper was matted on to black card, before going on to a Kraft card blank.
      To tailor each card to the young man receiving it I stamped the little heal guard detail differently, one has ties to Canada so I used the tiny Woodware leaf that comes with the boots for his card and the star for the other.
      Inside the kraft card is a die cut shape to match the heal guad detail with Happy Birthday stamped on it. They may be very similar but they are certainly not the same.
      If you're looking for more ideas then please pop over to Not Just Cards where you'll find lots more inspiration.

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:
     Di's Digi Designs - Show Some Green
Send a Smile For Kids - Cards 4 Boys    Top 3
Double D - It's All About The Green
The Male Room - Team Colours
Do-Al (l) Creative - Male Birthday


  1. They are fab cards and I am sure will be appreciated for the time you took to use those papers. Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.
    Linby x

  2. Fabulous cards and just absolutely perfect for masculine cards, I am sure they loved them!! Thank for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  4. WOW this is awesome and love your paper piecing! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Green’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Absolutely LOVE this card, so masculine and wonderful colouring. Thank you so much for joining us in our Team Colours challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT

    PS We would love it if you could display our challenge badge on your blog too, thanks.

  6. Cool cards! I can see how this could be quite versatile if you used paper piecing! Great stamp!

  7. These cards are perfect for masculine birthdays!! I love the shoes and the patterns are fabulous!! Awesome job! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  8. For a young boy :) Thank You for joining us at Do Al(l) Kreatives Challenge DT Ella.

  9. Great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you join us for future challenges.

    DD DT

  10. Beautiful card, lovely colours and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  11. Wow, that's just fab!!! What a cool card!!! I like it! :-)

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days


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