07 September, 2014

Two "Gentlemen" Easel Cards by Suzanne Crowther

 Hi everyone its Suzanne back again with 2 more projects for Meg’s Garden.

This time I am using the “Gentleman’s collection” by designer Kerry-Jean Watson for Megs Garden.

This is a stunning collection of papers for men. For my first project I have made an easel card. I cut some card stock 12X6 score at 6 and 9 these are your fold lines. I used a burgundy colour I then cut some corrugated card to match that I fitted to the 3 inch section. I have used the mini card pack. I selected the paper with the colours to match my card stock showing a very elegant gentleman. I distressed the edges with two inks and using a black sharpie pen I highlighted the clock I also punched two holes in the top and added a piece of black chain. I then used some ferro and covered some chipboard cogs. I added the cogs to the front connecting them with another piece of chipboard then adding smaller cogs with a couple of braids in brass string was also added around the cogs.

For the inside I cut the “Gentleman’s Collection” Paper to 3x5 ½ inked the edges and card stock only 3 sides to form a pocket for the tag. I added a strip of paper using 3D mounts 1 cog and 1 oval chippy. I did use a rub on keys & lock and stamped I love you and memories. I then made a tag to match. I have tried to make the stunning paper a feature with the water marks and the aged look it was a pleasure to work with. You can find this paper collection at Megs Garden.
For my second project I have used the stunning paper from Megs Garden “The Gentleman’s Collection” Designed by Kerry-Jean Watson.

I really enjoyed making this card in particular simply because I basically just used these beautiful papers as with the other men’s card I did. With this card it is a twisted easel card I did use card stock in teal blue cut to 12x6 for the front of the card. I used 1 6x6 piece of brown card stock I then cut 2 gentleman’s collection papers to fit. I used 1 page from the mini kit with the gentleman sitting with his suitcase. I then took the other piece that was the same and fussy cut this image out I then inked the edges and used 3D dots to give a great 3d look. I did add a bit of blue ink to the suitcase. I cut some more paper from the piece I have fussy cut distressed them and added to the front of the card. To add a bit more dimension I also added rub on x 2.

For the inside I made a pocket I also cut a strip to match the front and a square off cut all have been inked and added to the front of the pocket. I fussy cut the compass out and used 3d dots to fit. I have used a wood chip suitcase coloured to match the card with a small rubons to the bottom right. With the tag I used the Gentleman’s collection and I cut out 1 small square picture on the cover of the pack to tie it all together these little square pictures are a great bonus to use.
Thank you for looking at my cards I hope you take this chance to pop over to Meg’s garden for some amazing papers and embellishments.
Thank You Suzanne.


  1. I'm always looking for ideas for men's cards and mini albums. Thanks for posting these projects...well done!

  2. Both are STUNNING.....this is a really gorgeous collection of papers, I must say:):) Thanks for showcasing it so beautifully:)

  3. Superb cards. Thanks for the inspiration :D

  4. Gorgeous cards Suzanne!!! Fabulous use of the papers!! ox

  5. Masculine projects are sure hard to make and you made them shine!