Sunday, 29 March 2020

On The Bench

     John Next Door has a new die released today, a bench card, there are so many possibilities with this one. This card is just one of many samples made for the launch show, it's great when you get something that just sets off a whole bundle of ideas.
     This card has the main shape cut in orange card, the shelf, shelf bracket and front panel all cut in Kraft card. The front panel is then cut in half along the entire length, this lowers the shelf, you'll also need to trim the shelf one side when fitting.
     The main panel was coloured at random with Distress Ink Fired Brick before being stamped with Distress Oxide Tattered Rose. The front panel and the bench were stamped with brown ink using a woodgrain stamp.
      The little wooden plank for the shirts to hang from is a die cut from Tim Holtz (thanks Avril) also from Kraft card, this is mounted on foam pads to bring it out from the wall.
      Two die cut jumpers with the sleeves cut down make the shirts, with die cut white numbers added, a perfect way to put an age on the card if required. The tiny rosette is also die cut, again a Sizzix die, with white letters to personalise the card. Two little sets of boots were a bit more of a problem, neither I nor my local friends have a die to cut football boots, a trip to the internet and a free image of blue boots sorted that one.
      The greeting across the bench is die cut from dark brown card and stuck on with PVA. For a trophy I resorted to peel offs, I have a die but it's much too big for the card but the peel off was perfect. I just had to colour the base black with a Sharpie to make it look right.
      Here is the link to John's video showing basic assembly of the bridge card.

Materials List    Available from your local craft shop
JND083 - Bench (Bridge) Card die
Stamp Press
Distress Inks
Strong PVA Glue
Bits from stash and lovely craft buddies (before the lockdown)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option use Kraft
Fab 'n' Funky - Masculine
Allsorts - Men and Boys
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Cards 4 Boys


  1. A great footie creation for the lads, thanks so much for joining in with our /Men and Boys' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Never seen one like this before, it looks really great and so many boys/men would love it too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  3. This looks wonderful- great idea well executed. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

  4. For no. 27
    Great card, I bet any footie mad person would love it.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.
    Buffy (DT) x
    (Buffy is having technical issues posting comments at the moment, so posting it for her)

  5. What a SUPER fun design! Would love to have you upload your masculoine work and share to our new Facebook Group called; "Masculine Cards". Hope you can join us there for loads of creative inspiration and fun! Thanks! :)


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