Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Masculine Snippets

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This is a card that came together really quickly - I was fossicking through my die cut scraps and I came across the negative part of a (Frantic Stamper) small hand tools die I had cut.
I had seen a similar negative die cut used elsewhere (no idea where or how, now, sorry) so ran with that as a basis for this card.


The gold stitched rectangle (Memory Box stitched rectangles) had been cut from the centre of a  larger layer I had used on a previous card. (Call me thrifty)


The embossed panel was another snippet that was on my desk, a trimming from a previous endeavor.  After embossing it I sponged it lightly with espresso ink.


All edges were sponged with the same ink, and the sentiment (by Kiwistamping) stamped using it.


The final detail was a piece of washi tape on the bottom of the insert.


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38 comments:

Liz said...

Great card, Maxine. The negative die cut looks beautiful layered on the gold and I love the embossed strip. The washi tape is a perfect finishing touch.

I've never heard the word 'fossicking' before, but what a great word! (I even looked it up to check that it wasn't a made up word. LOL! ) xx

Gerrina said...

'Those tools don't look dull anymore like this...great card! Enjoy your day!

Lovely Linda said...

What a great masculine card Maxine - I love the way you have used the negative Die - fabulous. The embossed strip is a great touch too! Enjoying seeing you back in your Studio!! not long now - counting down! :)

Grammy Pammy said...

Beautiful

aussie aNNie said...

Great card using the negative side Maxine, looking rather 'classy' now for a guy.xx [aNNie]

Dawn Turley said...

Very cleverly done.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun! Perfect masculine card, and love the negative die cuts- fun idea!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a cool idea to use the negative part of the diecut - this card looks really good !
hugs
Susi

Team Clark said...

What a great idea and it looks so intentional and perfect. Hugs, Autumn

Mac Mable said...

So thrifty, so creative and love this clever and eye catching masculine card x

Sheila H said...

Your creative use of the negative die cut pops nicely atop the gold. This is a great masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us St FCCB.

Sheila
DT

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, what a wonderful card for a handy man, diy lover etc, love the negative reminds me of Dads pegboard as a kid. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card for a man that loves his tools!
xoxo Olga

Barb said...

A super card Maxine. The perfect card for any Mr. Fixit. Barbxx

Loll said...

Great way to use the negative die-cut, Maxine. Love the pairing of gold and black. xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oops.. I think I hit the wrong button. Anyway I was saying this came out cool and it is a clever idea. I like how all the tools are lined up on the scrap nicely. Only of course now it doesn't look like a scrap; it looks like was planned that way.

Cathy Kuntz said...

I love this card and the gold tools are so awesome.

Darnell said...

Excellent manly card, Maxine, and excellent use of snippets. The gold tools are awesome! Men always act like their tools are made of gold, lol! Of course, I feel the same way about my tools, too, now that I think about it!! Hugs, Darnell

MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is bright and fabulous! What a terrific use of the die - this is an awesome card design, Maxine!

mamapez5 said...

A great use of the negative image and another useful card for those oh so difficult men in our lives. Very clever idea Maxine. Kate x

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Birdie said...

Isn't it great be able to use "leftovers." Great card! Happy you joined the PIP challenge this week.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - this really pops with the gold and black. Fantastic!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, elizabeth (DT)

Sue said...

Great Masculine card. Maxine. The gold really pops behind the black. Hope you have a great weekend. Sue x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

A stunning man card, Maxine... love it!

crafty said...

Wonderful male card. Thank you for joining us this week at Crafting From the Heart.
Mary

Fran said...

Love your card Maxine. A perfect masculine card. And who knew using scraps could accomplish great results. Plus I learned a new word today "fossicking" and its a regional word used in your area. Hugs, Fran

Angela Bode said...

What a cool idea!!! You gave this scrap new life! I never heard fossicking either. So cool!!! Hugs and happy weekend!

kReN K said...

Love that idea. Thanks so much for joining us at the PIP Challenges this week. Hope to see you again soon and good luck! kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

Fabulous masculine card Maxine. You are so creative with all your little leftover pieces. Love how you put it all together. Hugs, Maggie

Suchi said...

This is such a cool Masculine card ! love it!! :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Maxine,
what a brilliant snippets make, and such a great design too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant indeed stunning gold touches love layout too.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Natalie said...

great card.
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
Hugs,
Natalie
INKognito

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fantastic masculine card Maxine. i love the combination of the neutral tones with the gold metallic panel. What a great use of a leftover snippet! I have a whole drawer filled with snippets, I should really follow your lead and sift through it a bit. Fabulous end result! hugs :)

CG said...

Love all the elements on this card, everything works together so well! Thank you for joining us International Art & Soul! Hope you'll join our new challenge, which starts today. And be sure to check back next Sunday for the winner's post. Best, CG

Jo Ann said...

Such a wonderful masculine card, Maxine! Thanks for blessing us with your creation at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again in our current challenge. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Philippians 1:6 which says, "For I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." Have a blessed day!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com