Wednesday 11 November 2015

The Male Room Challenge #23

The new challenge at The Male Room starts today and the theme is one we all have to address at some point.

And as it's Remembrance Day here in the UK and we all wear poppies I went with a card that could be used for this or even as a sympathy card.

I decided to paper piece my poppy stamp and chose a tartan paper to keep my card masculine. So I stamped the poppies once onto the card and then again onto the paper. I hand cut the poppies and stuck them in place over the stamped image. I then added the flower middles.

Before mounting the poppy panel onto red card I embossed three lines down the right hand side. I finished off the card with the sentiment and some black gems.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Remember
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, bamboo leaves
Ppaer: Paper Cellar, Squares
Embellishments: Mei Flower gems

Well I'm hoping I won't need this card in the near future, but it's always good to have one prepared. I'm wondering how you will intepret this theme and still keep your card masculine - a tad tricky I'm thinking. If you want more inspiration check out the DT creations - here - and we also have a new amazing Guest Designer joining us for November - Vicki of Stamp Smiles.

Thanks for your time today. And keep crafting!

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  1. This is absolutely stunning!! I love the paper piecing on the flowers in addition to the score marks added to your design! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  2. That's a clever idea to use tartan paper, it looks great.

  3. What a fabulous idea! I love the tartan poppies - really does give a masculine feel. I really like the sentiment and the detail with the scored lines. Lovely work. xxx

  4. Very clever idea with the paper piecing. The tartan works really well and is so perfect for a male card and for the sympathy theme...yes lets hope you don't need to send it for the foreseeable future x

  5. Beautiful card. Love the patterned paper you used on the poppies! this would be a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge for Remember the Fallen!

  6. The paper pieced poppies look fantastic, love the paper you have used, I would never have thought of tartan but it works brilliantly. Great card for the theme
    Louise xx


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