Thursday 9 June 2022

Make it Manly

It’s time for a new challenge at Let’s Squash It and I’m delighted to be joining Gail and Jo as guest designer for this one. You can use any embossing folder you like as long as your card is manly! All the details are here.

My hubby is a bit of a wine buff so when I saw this stamp and die set at a bargain price a few months ago I knew I had to get it! Several other family members and friends will likely be seeing it too. There’s a die as well but I actually cut the row of corks out by hand as I wanted to make it shorter by cutting one off the end - it's an easy shape to cut. The word is die cut from tomato paste tube and has come out very shiny on the photo! 

The embossing folder seemed appropriate as I thought the circles might be a bit reminiscent of cork ends and the optical illusion of them bulging in the centre might be an indication of a glass too many!

I find keeping a limited, neutral colour palette is always useful when you’re trying to make a more masculine card.

Wine corks (Spellbinder, stamp and die set)

Bristol board and smooth black

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Copic markers
3D Circles embossing folder (cArt-US)
Stitched rectangles dies, A6 size (Paper Rose)

Thanks for stopping by - we'd love to see you over at Let's Squash It with some manly makes!


Dotty Jo said...

Knew you'd make a fab card, Joanne! This is excellent, and very stylish too. Thanks for being our guest this month, Jo x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So fab with the corks atop the embossed dots, Joanne! Congrats on being Guest Designer again!!

Wavejumper said...

Excellent coloring work-you really captured the color of that cork!
Pops really nicely against the black too and fun EF!
hugs Margot

Carol L said...

Congrats on your guest design spot with the Let's Squash it challenge, and what a fun masculine make this card is! Those win corks are such fun with the golden cheers sentiment! I really like that black background embossing in black too! NJ on this one!