Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Handyman

Todays card is one for the men!!!

Whether he be a keen DIYer or a hit and miss type of guy - this card is sure to bring a smile to his face!!

The sheets are taken from a lovely cd from and the cd is called Creative Inspirations

The beauty with these cds is you get everything you need to make the card, so a backing sheet, corners, paper ribbon, image, decoupage etc....and even a small photo of the finished card is on the sheet to help even the newest of card makers achieve something special!

To make the card I used a black A5 scallop edged card blank and used it landscape - or tent fold if you get confused by landscape and portrait cards.

The backing sheet was attached to the card using double sided tape then a white peel off border added around it.

The next part was the tan part with the saws at either side that runs across the centre of the backing sheet - it is centred as its not meant to go right to the edges - and again I used a white border peel off to go around the panel.

I cut out the decoupage sheet and attached the main image in the card centre with DST then added the base layer of decoupage with sticky pads.

The decoupage was tricky to cut out in some areas but well worth the time doing it properly..I built up one layer at a time and shaped the top layers.

Last things to be added were the corners - I cut them out and attached just out of the corner with a sticky pad, then fixed a matt gold card candy onto each corner, these are fixed in place with a small square double sided sticky pad.

Two tiny buttons were attached to the straps of the dungerees, and I used glossy accents on the green band of his hat, the drill, screw driverm hammer head and the saws which look great now they have dried

The white enamel accents were added to the saw handles and buckle on his tool belt while the black enamel accents was used on his nose and to represent screws on the drill

I havent yet added a sentiment as not sure who it will go to and alos what occassion

I hope you enjoyed this man's card!!

Any suggestions for something you would like to see on here - please leave a comment or email me....

Thank you

1 comment:

  1. What patience you must have to cut out all the tiny little pieces of decoupage, Angie. Great men's card. Liz x