Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Masculine cogs card

I had a play recently with bister sprays on embossing folders and came out with a couple of backgrounds suitable for cards. You can see one of them - Celebrate Spring' here.


This one has been dipped in a little frayed burlap distress ink as well to create some additional interest.


I die cut the birthday wishes using two different sets of Tim's thinlits and I had these wooden cogs I had rusted up ages ago.
 

The stamped vintage man was in my box of bits and with some distress ink painting ......

 
..... so it all came together.


Another card for my box and a great one for some of those men I have to buy for.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you also if you leave a comment for me, I so appreciate them and read every one.

hugs Brenda xxx

20 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome card, Brenda!

Nicole Wright said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous! Those rusted cogs are FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC

Jane said...

Such a fab inky background for this great masculine card and I so agree Brenda how tough male cards are to put together! They take me sooo much longer than all the others! Hugs xx

rachel said...

Brilliany make brenda ... loving the rusty cogs and the beautiful background. A perfect idea executed beautifully. Huggles rachel x

Astrid Maclean said...

Really, really love this technique for a background Brenda, I shall have to give it a try... The white swirls just really lifts it all still to another level. Great finishing touches too with those perfectly rusted cogs etc. Wonderful man card!!

sally said...

Men's cards seem to be the bane of our lives.....nice to see that some people has got the art nailed! Very nice Brenda.

Sally

Dortesjs said...

This card is a great card for a guy love your background also

Anneke said...

What a wonderful card. I adore your background.
Great male card.

Inky and Quirky said...

Adore that background and what a perfect masculine card which are never easy to make are they
Hugs
Donna xxx

Team Clark said...

This background is AMAZING!!! And your masculine collage is so perfect. Great card! <3

Doreen said...

Love the background Brenda,a great male card.xxx

Redanne said...

Loving the gorgeous background Brenda and the cogs are fabulous! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

A fantastic masculine card Brenda.
Yvonne x

Anita Houston said...

Always great to see masculine makes! Love them!

Sara Barker said...

Mmmm....Love those watercolor flourishes and rusty cogs! Great background technique--you always have the most fabulous color palette and drips and drops! Just a fantastic man card! Hugs!

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning depth with these rich masculine hues. Terrific card. Like your photos too. Nicola x

Lynn Price said...

Another fabulous Bister/folder background! And those rusted gears - I just the other day revisited that "rust" post, and will be trying some of the techniques out - they so look like the real deal!! Perfect masculine card, Brenda - would fit into the Frilly and Funkie challenge that opened today! xxx Lynn

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This card is fantastic! You achieved such a special look ...
unique!

Julia Aston said...

A great masculine design for the guys! Your background is wonderful Brenda! Julia xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

I adore this masculine card! It's perfect, colors, design, stamps... So beautiful! barbara