Thursday, January 4, 2018

Tool Board Birthday

Welcome

I do hope your New Year is off to a good start.
This card was made for a birthday last year, but when I uploaded the photos to the computer it packed a hissy-fit and hid them, and it has only been in the last few weeks that I have worked out how to get them from 'there' to where I wanted them filed to be able to edit them.  
At least I did not have to ask my Son in Law, again 😉


I started by cutting the tools out with this die  from Frantic Stamper once in black cardstock, and then again in tan for the 'handles'.


I then placed them on the 'tool board' with a wee tad of glue, and added gold dimensional glue dots to look as though the tools were hanging from nails.


The tool board was then mounted over some grey speckled recycled card that I had swiped, using my finger, with Inca Gold pastes in gold and bronze .  I also swiped the corrugated card with the same pastes, and tore the edges to add to the 'rough' look of the card.


The sentiment was gold embossed directly on the base card of Forest Green, and then painted with a green Twinkling H20 paint.  
The final detail was the snippet of gold glitter card either side of the sentiment.
The recipient, a retired builder, loved the card.

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31 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

One word - FANTASTIC- Maxine!
oxo Susi

Lovely Linda said...

What a great masculine card Maxine - love those tools and the corrugated card - perfect! xo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah brilliant, Maxine, great male card, love the sue of the corrugated card too..
The hissy fits of commuters do waste tiem don’t they???... glad you could sort it without help.
Every blessing fo the LORD for you and your dear ones in 2017,
Love Shaz in OzX

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is such an awesome "manly" kind of card... love the workbench/tools! Great idea!

Gerrina said...

A real strong masculine cardl great dea! Hugs, Gerrina

Barb said...

What a fabulous male card this is Maxine. Well done - I'm a techno dinosaur! I deleted all photos from my phone by accident. Hubby has retrieved EVERYTHING and I have hours work ahead to sort out the most recent stuff I lost .... Barbxx

Bonnie said...

These little tools are fantastic, Maxine! A perfect card for a guy who can't have too many tools!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 28 “Anything Goes.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

Glennis said...

Super card for the 'guys' Maxine

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh this looks great. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


HJ said...

Great job, Maxine. All the elements make it perfect. No wonder the recipient loved it.

Darnell said...

This is the quintessential masculine card, Maxine! It's got everything and I love it!! Well done finding those hide-and-seek photos!! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Fantastic masculine card Maxine. Love the black, gold and bronze together. Such a creative design with the tools hanging in the workshop. The corrugated card layer adds amazing dimension. xx

Janis Lewis said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
Janis, Owner and Design Team Member

MiamiKel said...

Such a bold and magnificent masculine card, Maxine! So much detail and texture - sensational card! Hugs!

Fran said...

Great card and design Maxine. I like how the tools look like they are hanging from nails. My Grandson's birthday is this month and I bought some tool and gear dies for his card.
Hugs, Fran

Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous masculine card. Great layout and what fun die cuts and all hanging up on those 'nails' love it x

Jackie C said...

Great masculine card! Thank you so much for sharing at PDE, and please do come back again. Jackie DT xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful masculine card Maxine. Such great attention to detail, like the little nails that are holding up all the tools!! Fantastic colour palette, such a fantastic design for your son in law. hugs :)

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

A great design for the males Maxine, love all the elements you've used

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

June DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

JD/ Jill said...


really cute, creative card!

sharon said...

Wow Maxine this is fabulous and I am so pleased that you were able to load it onto your blog. I love the corrugated card and the swipe of gold under the tools.
Have a wonderful week.
hugs
sharon :)

stampingbowd said...

I love tool cards! This one is such fun! I love the wood grain pieces. The torn corrugated piece! Great card! Hugs!

Kristie W. said...

Great masculine card, Maxine!

Monika Reeck said...

that tool is great DIES Maxine
and love the layout too
perfect added the corugated paper
any man will love this
wonderful manly card Maxine
hugs
Monika

Inspired 4 U said...

great card idea for a male. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Angela DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Meg said...

Neat design! Thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Oh Maxine - this would make a perfect birthday card for my hubby as he makes some lovely wooden toys and is always hiding away in his workshop! I may take inspiration from you and do something similar for him if you don't mind! Anne x

creationsnz said...

Such a great toolboard, love your use of the corrugated card - very rugged and appropriate. CarolG

Neet said...

Those tools are so realistic and the way you have used those gold glue dots for nails is brilliant. So realistic!
Blessings, Neet xx

Melanie said...

A fab male card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional wishes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…