Friday, 20 May 2011

Masculine Lauderdale

Men are notoriously difficult to create for, but these days there are so many great papers you can use. Don't just look for golf/fishing and the likes; bold, striking colours and designs are fabulously suited for masculine themed project. I used the new Basic Grey Lauderdale 6x6 pad for my card here.

Don't be afraid to use sewing on your project. A random overlapping stitch around the edge for example is fun and quirky. I bought a little sewing machine from John Lewis a while ago and leave it set up just for paper crafting, here's the link for their mini sewing machine. It's a little gem really, so easy to use. Just remember not to glue edges together before sewing as it may gung up your machine. If you don't want to use a machine you could try the Sew Easy range from We R Memory Keepers. A variety of heads are available enabling great designs.

The inside has been decorated too. The shape is cut from a Spellbinders Nestabilities die.

Buttons and brads are Basic Grey. That large Birthday metal sentiment is available HERE. Tim Holtz "play" ticket.

I'll have a candy for you over the weekend so pop back then :-)


maddy hill said...

love your card Karen - you are so right about mens cards ! I have always loved the charmed mikey downloads , they are just perfect and i love the tan colour on the card looks like leather .. very nice.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Thanks for all your tips Karen, that is all rally interesting. Your card is lovely! Judy x

Exclusively by Mel said...

Love your Man card Karen.
I find them very hard to get right.
Yours is fab,love the layout.
Your sewing is brill!!
Mel. xx