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Zentangle card humbug style


I caught a little bit of zentangle on a TV show a few weeks back (I think was the lady doing the demo was called Mel) and this was roughly the pattern she was doodling.  Mine isn’t quite the same as I have angled my stripes differently and also the shading.  The pattern reminds me of these old fashioned sweets you used to get that were kind of pyramidal and stripy – humbugs.  I think zentangle lends itself really well to male cards and this one is for Fraser.  Happy birthday Fraser!

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Male gardening birthday card


I have only ever made rather floral gardening cards for women but I was asked to make one for a man this time and you know what men are like about their lawns and tools.  So here is my more masculine gardening card.

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo black, Brilliance Pearlescent ivy, Prisma pencils to colour, versamark with gold embossing powder
Card:  white, green (grass patterned paper background)
Stamps:  Aspects of design Gardening 2, English stamp company Oriental (grass)
Other:  diamond glaze, flower soft (on top of of small plant pot), green gardening twine

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Male birthday card

I have been having a play with wordle to make this card and it is great fun!  You get a better result if you put in  more words i.e. a paragraph from a poem or song or even a dictionary definition but even just a few words like this greeting with a few embellishments can work. It could make great back ground papers.
Inks:  Distress inks Vintage photo and Walnut stain
Card:  white, brown textured, woodgrain

Other:  brads, image from wordle

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ATC swap male theme

caught a fishy

Here is one of the ATCs for Andrea’s CBC June swap with male theme. I have used a stamped image from the DewDrop Craftz image swap.

Inks: memento black, Stampin up mellow moss, copic to colour, Distress ink weathered wood
Card: white card
Stamps: DewDrop craftz stamps Jim just chillin’, Lavinia stamps leaves
Other: fish charm


And here is the other male ATC for the swap.

Inks: I can’t remember as I stamped the image a while ago
Card: beige textured paper, ivory card
Stamp: The Artistic stamper Men’s plate, papers from Hot off the press Heritage range
Other: musical note charm

Posted in ATC, craftsbycarolyn, dewdrop craftz, fishing, male, tavern

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