For those of you in need of a card making fix, don’t worry, I have three for you today! I’m a bit late for Father’s day but these are also good masculine birthday cards – something I do have trouble making with my abundance of floral crafting supplies!
If anyone shops in a craft shop that sells docrafts supplies, you’ll probably have seen the goody bags that docrafts do. I was in need of some masculine, or at least not floral, crafting supplies and happened across the May 2016 bag. It had several pieces from the Capsule Geometric Kraft range and the Mr Smith’s Workshop range in it so I picked it up and that’s were all the decoupage sentiments I’ve used here came from (from the Mr Smith’s Workshop A4 decoupage pack).
On a side note, this one is actually the first docrafts goody bag I’ve gotten but they’re quite good value! It says on the bag that the contents are worth over £30 and I think I paid €18 for the bag in Art and Hobby – you get a lot of nice stuff in them!
But onto the card making now. All these are really simple cards and just use the decoupage pack pieces and a piece of paper so you can make them quick. For this card, I used the ‘dad you’re amazing’ decoupage piece which is useful as it could be for Father’s Day, a birthday or just a random ‘dad you’re amazing’ occasion.
For the backing, I had a piece of cream coloured paper that I put in an embossing folder and ran through my Cuttlebug – I’m loving embossing things at the moment, even more than die cuts! Anyway, having done that, I ran a blue ink pad and a black ink pad over the embossed paper to get that dirty workshop feel. I quite like how it turned out.
For the second card, I used the ‘you are the best’ piece which again is suitable for many different occasions.
And finally, for the third card I used the ‘mr amazing’ decoupage piece backed onto a piece of paper that also came in the set.
Like I said, these are the most simple cards you can make – just piece the sentiments together and stick on a piece of paper. If you’re like me though and have trouble with masculine cards, packs with everything you need in them are a good place to start!
Oh, and while making the cards, don’t forget the envelope – a matching envelope makes a big difference! Here’s the envelope I made to go with the first card. I decorated it using the leftover pieces of paper from the card.
Hmm, guess this post turned into a bit of showing of cards and a bit of a review of what I bought! But if you want to get into card making and don’t know where to start, kits and goody bags are a good place because you get a selection of items from the same range so you don’t have to worry about finding things that go together.
To other card makers out there though, do you have trouble with masculine card making? If you don’t, what are your tips for it?