Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tea Break

Ooooh look at me with the masculine themed cards lately!

Unfortunately, according to the hubster, they're still cute, so they don't qualify as masculine.  But this is about as masculine as I get, so I'm sticking to it.

This project is to support the embossing challenge at As You Like It Challenge.  I admit that I have done wet embossing, and actually really like the effect, but it's just so messy and extremely prone to fluffing it up with straying embossing powder.  Plus I love the appearance of the dry embossing, so that's what I've chosen.

However, you can't see much of the embossing because it's tucked under the image and sentiment!  I did ink up the raised parts with blue ink to make them stand out more, but when they're covered up with another panel, no amount of inking will make them show up!

The image has been painted with DI reinkers, and I was really pleased with the finished result.

For a guy's card, I love it!

Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Squirrel x said...

Blimey, I thought the embossed bit was a die cut, it's that crisp and sharp! Pah, what do men know huh, this is brilliant, and super gorgeous, and I love it. So there. Huggles hunny xx

Susie Sugar said...

Cute card , you coloured it lovely
Thanks for joining in at The Totally Tilda Challenge
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Suzi Mac said...

This is adorable, love these sweet images and your colour combo. Thank you for sharing with us over at Totally Tilda & Friends. Good luck!
Hugs Suzi

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant colours used here and love this image, added goodies and such a gorgeous creation.xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Carole Pollard said...

Fabulous card i love the embossed strip so classy and the fab image the colours are so pretty or maybe shouldn't have said that as its masculine !! love and hugs Carole x

Kat W said...

Oh no, since when is cute not allowed for male cards?! I would never ever make one if that was the case! Your design is still perfect for a male; it's blue and has no flowers on it...that's enough isn't it?!

The embossing peeking out and the teeny stars are fab details :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and I think it's quite manly. Ideal for a child to give Daddy! Sweet image and beautifully coloured of course. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sarah said...

It's a great card for a chap Annette and I can only echo what Squirrel has said...what do men know!? Clearly very little when it comes to crafting!! That embossed detail is fabulous too xx

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Beautiful card Annette and the sort that my girls would give Papa Mia!!!!!!!!!! Love the colours you've used and cute image! Thanks for all your visits and kind messages you've left on my blog too!
Helen x

Chrissy said...

So cant beat cute..fabulous colouring Annette.


Sue said...

Annette, this is a lovely card...perfect for a chap in my view...As always, I absolutely love your colouring and your design is very stylish...great embossing too...

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! this is wonderful Annette. Love it!

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Love the way you have done this one Annette the embossing really stands out, hugs me xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Totally sweet.

Sarah said...

You are so clever and generous with your tutorials. Will definately have a go at these.

Thank You for the inspiration.

Sarah x

Sarah said...

You are so clever and generous with your tutorials. Will definately have a go at these.

Thank You for the inspiration.

Sarah x

Brenda said...

Looks totally like a he card to me. I would never made a card that doesn't have some kinda cute factor. I love this one! Brenda

Kathy S said...

Great use of the Sketch Saturday layout for this beautiful card. The yellow background really makes it look like ambient lighting. Great coloring and thanks for sharing this at Sketch Saturday.

Kuni said...

This is so beautiful and sweet.

Christine said...

Gorgeous cute card Annette yep defo

Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda & Friends chall ..

smiles Christine x

Unknown said...

Such a cutie! Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda and friends.

Unknown said...

This is adorable
Thank you for playing with us at totally tilda

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Embossing” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

Zw@@n said...

Such a cute card, Annette. Yes wet embossing is messy :)
Great colouring! Luv, Wilma

Brigitte said...

Gorgeous boy card!!!! Love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda and Friends and we hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Brigitte

cheiron said...

This bear is simply adorable and your coloring is fantastic! Thank you so much for for playing along with us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

Lisa xx said...

Wow the embossing is fab!

Such a gorgeous card, thanks for joining in with the Creatalicious challenge xx