Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Masculine 'Playing Card' Card!

My boyfriend left a pack of playing cards round my house and challenged me to make him a card using them! He loves anything card/magic related so I knew that if I got it right he would love it! So here it is, it is possibly my favourite card I've ever made...

I glued gold card onto a white card blank, and used Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges of the brown paper before layering it on top. I distressed the edges of the playing cards with a pair of scissors (after debating whether or not to crumple them too), and used the same ink on the edges and over the surface.  I used 3d foam tape to raise the Ace of Hearts from the other cards and make it stand out. I then used Papermania Capsule alphabet stickers to spell out 'love' on purple paper, and then distressed the edges with scissors and used Walnut Stain ink again to give a more distressed look. Lastly I layered this on gold card and crumpled the edges of the purple paper (I didn't glue right to the edge to make this possible). Here are some close ups!
I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cards For Men - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Sparkles Forum - One for the boys
Charisma Cardz - Distressing
Dream Valley Challenges - Distressing

Thanks for looking, have a nice day! :)


  1. Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! Such a lovely card! Emma x

  2. Your card is brilliant and I bet your boyfriend loves it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hazel x

  3. fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma for our Distressing challenge! :) Gemma x

  4. Rebecca, How creative you are :)..your boyfriend will just love this card...I am a sucker for playing cards too lol..thank you so much for sharing your talent with us girls at OSAAT - good luck


  5. Rebecca you have cracked (!) it with this mancard - the most diffcult card to make, bar none! Well done!

  6. Great card, specially for a card lover. Love how you have made the playing cards look so well used.

    Thanks for joining in with the fun at Dream Valley.

    Lin xx

  7. Fab masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz for our distressing challenge x

    Lisa x

  8. This is just fab hun, love it!
    I bet he thought it was fab to.....give him something you really love & get him to make a

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  9. Hi Rebecca,
    nice to "meet" you
    fabulous card - have never tried using playing cards, it's really effective
    thanks for the lovely comment you left me

  10. Fab card! Love the distressing :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  11. Fabulous card,love the playing cards and colours...Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

  12. Great card! Thanks for taking part in the Sparkles Forum Challenge xx

  13. What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  14. great Guy creation, awesome idea with the playing cards, thanks so much for joining our 'anything goes' challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time--Have a great weekend

  15. Poor foolish boyfriend, does he not know that cardmaker's can use pretty much anything on a card? Fab distressing and a great card.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  16. Great idea for a card. Thanks for joining us at Card for Men. I love seeing your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugz, Patricia


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