Saturday, 17 May 2014

Masculine card

A quick post to make the deadline at Fashionable Stamping, where the theme is" Circle the Globe". Excellent excuse to use my world map stamp (Docrafts) and make a masculine card inspired by the Lisa.B Designs fortnight's worth of men cards. Although my map is square I surrounded it with embossed circles...

I don't have a bubble wrap stamp such as the Kaisercraft so I used the real thing... Not as easy to use but it did the trick, in a distressed sort of way, but that's fine, we LOVE "distressed" us crafters!
The designer paper has been embossed with clear powder then highlighted with distress inks. On the right of this panel I embossed the card with a sprinkling of regular gold, filling in with a darker gold.
Finally I embossed some chevrons with Sticky stuff and applied gilding flakes. No need to distress further here,, as the Sticky stuff is very temperamental so the result is always less than perfect.
I layered my stamped map (I used Sepia and black Versafine on the stamp), added a sticker and a stamped tag fastened with a screw brad.

I am also entering the WOW Embossing powders challenge.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Brilliant card! I love the embossing, the bubble wrap worked a treat. Thanks for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge.

  2. I love to use bubble wrap it's so unpredictable :) gorgeous card
    Von ♥

  3. Fantastic card, the background layers look super as well. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  4. A wonderful card with beautiful textures. Inspiring ideas.

    Love Chrissie x

  5. Elle est superbe je trouve, tu as très bien utilisé tes Gilding Flakes, le rendu est génial bravo !

  6. beautiful card!!!love all of the layers of ink and flakes

  7. I love the embossed circles in the back! Thank you for taking part in our challenge! :D