Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Less is More challenge - Masculine

The theme for this week's Less is More challenge is 'Masculine' and I thought I would have a go.
The main idea for this card is the inlay technique which Sy and I brainstormed between us last craft day.  She will have a video tutorial up soon, I will add the link when that happens.  We picked out a border die and thought we could cut it out in plain cardstock, then cut another one in patterned paper and keep all the pieces which would normally be waste.  Then combine the two!


I didn't use patterned paper in the end, I inked up a sheet of cardstock by swiping inkpads across it, then die-cut from that.  Then I placed the border and the stamp, but thought it needed more..... so I applied the same technique to some die-cut gears .... very fiddly, but I think they look good!

6 comments:

  1. Great card. I love the effect that back-filling gives.
    Toni xx

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  2. Fantastic colours and a brilliant idea for masculine Wendy - loving all the inlaid dies and those cogs are fun and fab.
    thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
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  3. This looks terrific, really effective and perfect for a chap!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
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  4. Whew this must have taken some work Wendy! Very stylish card for a chap.
    Thank you for joining us
    Anne
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  5. Great idea to swipe with the ink pads, fab effect. Great guy theme too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
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  6. I love this one!! You took it further too! I found it to be easier than I initially thought and it is just such a good look!!!

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