29 June, 2018

Chapter 88

Hello Crafters,

Haven't we all struggled at some point trying to make a masculine card? I certainly have! Never fear, as we now have Sherlock on the case - Sherlock III A New Case solves the mystery of just how do I make a male card look pretty?! Elementary, my dear Watson.

Using the new Sherlock collection along with the coordinating Cut & Create Ephemera Sheets, I created a card album, with a specific gentleman in mind for a special occasion.

I still wanted to keep the look and feel of this as being a card, rather than a book or album, so simply adhering two large cards together gave me my starting point. The rest came together easily using this collection.

I made sure to have an embellished page next to a slightly toned down page throughout, ensuring space to personalise at a later date and not to overwhelm the overall design.

The background papers are the perfect size for a slightly larger card. I enjoyed having more space to create, and it was ideal for this project for the extra space to write on.

Embellishing was exciting, using keys and charms that all toned in so well together with the papers and ephemera. I added a touch of ribbon and twine to add dimension and also make the charms function.

On most pages I added stamping detail, only lightly, to blend into the background. And as always, distressing and inking around the edges - which was perfectly suited to this collection.

I cannot wait to give this card to the gentleman, and hope he enjoys looking through it it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Head on over to Meg's Garden and be inspired, rather than afraid, to give masculine cards a go.

Creative wishes,