Thursday, 10 December 2009

Creating Mens Cards

Im sorry I havent been around much this week, but for the last couple of days Ive been creating some mens cards for the family and friends. Ive got quite a few with birthdays in the first three months of the year and I thought as its likely Im going to be a bit busy in the next few weeks Id better make a few cards and keep them in reserve ready for them.
These Marvel comic characters seemed exactly right for them, the range from Spider Man, the Hulk, Captain America, X men, Silver Surfer and several others, and I know that a lot of men seemed to like them and I felt they were exactly right for the age range that Im catering for. I bought these decoupage and backing sheets from Create and Craft a couple of months ago, and Ive been meaning to get them out and start using them, but just dont seem to have have the time to do so. Anyway what Ive done is pick the main topper and a corsponding backing paper and a coloured acetate sheet for each card.
Ive created each of the cards around a A5 size base card, which is folding an A4 piece of card in half, then for the main front I have layered up a piece of the backing paper onto a piece of Silver Mirri board and stuck this to the card front. Over this I have stuck the coloured acetate, which was again a A4 size folded in half to stick it to the fold Ive used some vellum glue down the fold.
Ive then cut out the decoupage sheet and stuck the main image onto another piece of Silver Mirri board and stuck this on the front of the acetate, and then built up the decoupage on top, this was stuck to the base layer with some silicone glue. These sheets come with greetings and Ive cut one of them out and mounted this also onto a piece of silver mirri board and stuck this actually to the inside under the acetate wrap.


Avril Ann said...

Well I know that the men in my family would love them, most off our male birthdays are in February, a month I have come to loathe, but maybe not this year, with all the inspiration I am getting.....Hugs Avril xxxxxx

Donnas Den said...

I saw this set myself on Create and Craft. They're fab.

Donna xx

Sue said...

wow they look brill hun, i have added this challenge to me list i always struggle with mens cards, sue.x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I don't enjoy men's cards as much far as creating... I may have to join this challenge so I can grow.

What an excellent idea for men.

Anonymous said...

not only men- little boys like such too! Spiderman- the dream of grandson- he want to be like spiderman lol


Anonymous said...

want to write: Hugs lol

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Melodie said...

It's really beautiful.

Janette said...

I think your inspiring me to try more 'man cards'....really shy away from them,you do them so brilliantly...x

CraftyC said...

These are brilliant cards Shirley, hope you are well!

Patricia St Martin said...

Wow!!!! girl.. I know my guys would love them... Great job. Nice bright colors.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Shirley these are so fantastic!
kim x

Christa said...

hello shirley on my blog i have a award for you ,xx christa

Denise said...

WOW Shirley what great cards! Love the masculine cards, they are always the hardest for me to make.

mueppi said...

Wow.... Shirley
they looks so great!!
I love both!!!!!
I wish you a great weekend with a lot of sunshine!
here it´s never ending to rain!!
With hugs and love Gisela