Friday, 3 June 2011

New challenge starts today - Boys and Mens cards

 With Father's day on Sunday 19th June, this is an ideal opportunity to get your Father's Day cards made and enter our challenge at the same time.

I've made an easel card, here's the card when closed.

Jill used:
7 Gypsies stickers (in shop)
Various made background papers for serendipity technique
Metal effect buttons

I used double sided foam pads to adhere the keyhole to the card and a small piece of foam pad on the end of the key to keep it in place.   You will have to mount the key separately if you are posting it in an envelope but mounting it this way gives a different finish to a card so if you are able, perhaps present it in a box this way.  Since I made the card I wish I had mounted the end of the key onto a brad placed inside the keyhole as then it would turn, perhaps I'll try this next time I use these key and keyhole idea-ology pieces.

I also used 3 buttons that look like metal but have plastic shanks that I snapped of with wire cutters to enable them to sit flat on the card.

I used some of the 7 Gypsie's wording stickers with a hinge clip to keep them in place.

The mount that is under the postcard and the border strip along the bottom base of the card are made using the serendipity technique.  I tore and stuck various pieces of stamped backgrounds and printed papers onto another piece of paper, most were stamped or painted with Moonshadow inks to give a vintage look.  I then embossed over the top of them randomly to add more texture.

I hope you can join us for this challenge HERE

It looks like we may have some nice weather for the weekend, enjoy it while you can!!



  1. This is gorgeous Jill, I love the easel and those words at the top add something extra to it.
    Hope you are ok.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  2. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous Jill. Just love all those distressed effects.
    Fliss x

  3. Fabulous easel card Jill - love all the detail and the vintage theme. A superb card for those "difficult" men in our lives!!!

    Sylvia xxx

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