Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Hello and welcome...

Yesterday was unfortunate in that we had PC problems and I was unable to post anything.  I had planned to start the month with 'Technical Tuesday' and this is what I had been hoping to post....

At some time or another I think we can struggle making a 'male' card

This one is really quite easy to make and assemble and the wood grain can be achieved with tools you already own

 This is the stamp set and ink pad I used for the card (click on the photo to enlarge)

I started with a 13x18cm white card base and for the insert, as shown above,  I cut a smaller piece of white copy paper and applied a second generation stamp of the vehicle using the Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad.
I placed the Happy Birthday stamp from the set on the blank space under the sentiment  and stamped it 
The wood grain affect is achieved by, cutting a piece of white card, (mine measures 9x13.5cm) and scoring it, vertically, then, using my Hougie Board, I scored the card at 1cm increments.  Next, using 'Walnut Stain' Distress Oxide Ink Pad I ran the pad down the scored card
Depending on the amount of pressure you use to ink the card you will see the different effects that can be achieved.
Once inked I buffed the area with a paper towel then backed the card onto a layer of black card.  I wrapped baker's twine' around the topper 3 times and secured it at the back with red line tape.

I stamped the vehicle stamp onto white card, fussy cut it and added mounting foam to the back.  I removed the backing from the tape and placed the topper onto the wood grain card, applied Cosmic Shimmer Glue to the back and adhered to the card base

To complete I stamped 'Live Your Dream' to the bottom on the card

    • white card ~ my stash
    • Baker's Twine ~ my stash
    • Going Places Vintage Labels (set of 16 cling stamps) ~ JustRite/Spellbinders
    • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
    • Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink Pad ~ Ranger
    • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
    • Wax Paper ~ CE
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x


  1. Brilliant card June and I like how you achieved the wood effect. Will give that a try. Thanks.

  2. Mmmmmmm sounds interesting and would appear to be quite simple. Looks good for those men in your life. Will have to give this a go.


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