Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Transport at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's that time of week again - time to launch the new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. And this week we are looking for projects suitable for a male, with the theme of TRANSPORT.

My chosen form of transport is a rather unusual one - a submarine! I've been looking out for ages for a way to use this great paper from a K&Co 12x12 pad. I used two sheets of it for this easel card. I used the submarine part of one sheet to cover the upright/front panel, positioning it carefully so that the anchor and chain fitted neatly down the left of the card. With the bottom area of the other sheet, I covered the card base. I lightly inked the edge of both panels.

Then I cut out the whole submarines and anchor from the waste and added them to the front panel with 3-D glue. For the stand on the base card, I cut a strip of waste the width of the card and up to the top of the waves - I was originally planning to fussy-cut the waves, but I thought with the tops of them used to stand the upright against, they would soon get ragged and torn.

I reinforced the strip of wave paper with scrap card and inked the edges, then highlighted some of the waves by sketching rough lines on them with a Tonertex pen and, when it was dry, foiling with an oil-on-water effect foil. The pen and foil are available from Foil Play.

To finish it, I added the strip to the base with foam pads, and then die cut the "Ahoy There" wording. This was the first time I've used the die, and I was using Stick It, the adhesive sheet for die cuts, and I made the mistake of applying it to the wrong side of the card so my first attempt came out in mirror-writing! Luckily I had plenty orange card left to try again with.



detail of the foiled waves


I'm sharing this with Under Water at The Male Room

7 comments:

  1. Great use of your 12 x12 DPs. I have so many that I don't use all beautifully coordinated in trays in a special cupboard made for the job.
    Instead of opening the doors and looking and sorting I should use in making! :)

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  2. Wow! I love your card, Jane, especially the foiled highlights, of course :D I'm pretty sure I have that same paper pad - I'm like Julie though, do far more looking and sorting than actually making!

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  3. Brilliant Idea
    I love your card
    this is cute and sweet
    little boy or a big man will thrilled getting your Easel card
    I loveee your manly card
    I wish I can be a part of Manly Challenge too Jane
    Happy Tuesday and big hugs
    Monika (come from Indonesia where Gado-Gado come from :) )

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  4. Oh this is so clever! I love the paper you've used with those fab little submarines! The easel card really shows off the papers and I do like the dimension on the anchor. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room.

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  5. This is just fab! The paper is perfect for our underwater theme and an easel card design is always impressive. I particularly like the bright pop of red on the sentiment. Thanks for playing at TMR
    Louise xx

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  6. Oh I love those little submarines.. Fab card Jane x

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