Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Love/Valentines at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's that time of year again, and I'm sure many of us find that the hardest card of the year to make is that for our Other Half when Valentine's Day comes around. So, to give us all some help with that, the latest challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Love/Valentines. We'd like to see your cards - and don't forget, they must be suitable for a man! It's a theme that is so much easier to tackle when making cards for women, isn't it?

For my card, I went with an idea I've seen around in card shops, of using the King of Hearts from a pack of cards as my main image. To go with it, I computer generated the text "To the King of my Heart".

The papers I was planning to use were a selection of snippets from a very old Hot Off The Press pack, which were all reds, blacks and greys and I think had a name something like "Male Romance". However when I lifted out my playing card, I realised there was a lot of blue in the design, so I added in a snippet from the docrafts Heritage Press paper collection. A bit of grosgrain ribbon (I always think it looks more masculine than satin or organza) and some heart-patterned Candi finished the card off.

 
Many apologies for the fuzzy photo, I keep taking fresh photos and replacing the one in the post, but however clear they seem originally, Mr Blogger seems determined to have a fuzzy photo in this post!!!

I am sharing this with

Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 215
Ooh la La - Love and Romance
Alphabet - Y for Your Choice
Suzy Bee's - Love  
Craft Rocket - Valentine/Love
Just Us Girls - Valentine 

15 comments:

  1. Love this idea. I have some miniature card decks that I found a the local thrift shop. Think I will give this a try too!

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  2. This is a great idea for a masculine Valentine. :)

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  3. Super great Guy Valentine! I love the King playing card on your card and the sentiment you put with it! Thanks for playing along with us Craft Rocket Challenges!

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  4. A clever design for a masculine Valentine card, sentiment suits perfectly!

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  5. What a super idea Jane. It's a lovely male card. Barbxx

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  6. A perfect masculine Valentine card. Great idea to use a playing card as the focal point. xx

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  7. Love the incorporated card! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  8. Unique perfect for
    valentine TFS MFP Lis DT

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  9. did it again that should be Craft Rocket Challenges Lis

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  10. What a super idea - and a great card Jane! Love it!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  11. Awesome guy card! Love that you used a playing card as your focal point. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  12. Now that's a very clever idea. xxx

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  13. Great idea for a guy! I am photographically challenged!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  14. Hi Jane . . . congratulations on your Playground Win. xxx

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  15. Fabulous idea for a guy card. Love it.thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

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