Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Trio for the Different Guy

 Hi! I've 3 easy projects for Tuesday...all based around this week's theme. Hand on heart, this is the category of cards that no matter who I talk to, everyone says they find it a challenge. So I've gone for 3 different styles...for the non-beer, non-car, non-golf lovin' type of guy! (or sailing...why are there so many cards with sailing boats on?!)
This card could be a funny one..or even a cute one. It started out with a smiley face on the toilet roll but that just looked weird. You could make up a sentiment about life being a bit rubbish...linked with the loo roll ;-) 
 Thought I'd revisit a really simply technique using a stencil that gives an extra dimension to your project- using this Hero Arts Stencil
http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Kellys-Window-Pane-Stencil/p/48164865
 Grab one of those rubbery mats and put the rubber on the bottom, the cardstock on top and lastly the stencil. I always want to put the cardstock on top but this way gets a sharp result.
You can see the texture better below- just as if you've used an embossing folder. You can see how I've begun to create my toilet roll holder
I used this Lawn Fawn set (which would be great for a baking guy too!)
http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Baked-with-Love/p/47605485
Just chop the rolling pin in half and re-attach it, overlapping it to make it shorter.

Now simply cut up toilet roll so you've a long thin strip to wind around the base. As I sat there trimming loo roll I wondered quite what lofty heights I've attained that have resulted in creating with Andrex ;-)
The paper behind the main panel is the Avery Elle 'Everyday Collection' which is hands down my favourite paper pad (& it's double sided too!). The Sentiment is from the super-useful Altenew set 'Sentiments & Quotes'
http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Sentiments-&-Quotes/p/39242311/category=12670391
 
Now onto two more quickies. With the first, I had my Dad in mind when I made it...he's an architect so buildings are his thing. Add some swooshes of watercolour and stamp over it with the Sketchy Cities. The sentiment is from the set above using the Ombre Ink Pads


http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Ombre-Ink-Pad-Mint-to-Green/p/48164820
http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Sketchy-Cities-America/p/39242316/category=12670391
And lastly.. a little tag for a little boy (or robot type geeky guy!)
 Using Kelly Purkey's set
http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Kellys-Super-Cool/p/48037818

 Hope that's a little inspiration to get you sorting out all those complex guys in your life ;-p

See you next week,

Keren xx

10 comments:

Claire said...

These are brilliant, especially love the middle one which would be great for my dad too!

Michelle Short said...

Great cards, Keren! The top one is genius! I do struggle with male cards too. Unless, like you say you want football, beer, golf or sailing there is definitely less out there for the male species! Thanks for sharing!

Becky Selecman said...

The toilet paper card is sheer, absolute, utter genius. It made me laugh so hard! I am going to give it a try with an outdoor toilet stamp. Also, thought it would be cute for an anniversary card with "his" almost gone and "hers" full and neatly wrapped. Thanks for all the inspiration. So many possibilities!

Karen Petitt said...

All of these are gorgeous projects and especially perfect for the men! The loo roll is so seriously inspired and made me laugh out loud! Thank you for sharing and for the fabulous inspirations xx

Keren Baker said...

Thankyou so much Claire- I think it's a more 'interesting' Dad card!

Keren Baker said...

Aww thanks Michelle. We definitely need more good 'bloke' stamps !!

Keren Baker said...

Thanks so much Becky! I LOVE that idea- might have to nick it ( with your permission of course!!)

Keren Baker said...

Glad I made you smile! I had such fun making it! Who'd have thought you could get inspiration from a rolling pin stamp!

Happy Dance said...

Someone, somewhere needs to do a show on your creativity. A show that makes its way to the States too. Absolutely brilliant cards. From seriously funny, to seriously perfect, to seriously cute. Well done! Love them all! Bev

Keren Baker said...

Bev- you say the nicest things. I'll happily do a show if you produce it- I reckon we'd make a fun team!! x