Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Very Quick Card!!

Greetings to all my patient followers - I will admit to being MIA for no other reason than I got the "Blahs" and did not want to blog - I have made some cards, but they are in the archives and may be pulled out at a later date...

I have recently started to make what I call 'male bling' - I wanted to add an accent, but did not want to use pearls or rhinestones, so I do 'faux nail heads'. 

Now to be honest, I have never actually seen or bought nail heads, but I have seen them on the internet, and if I remember correctly they are available at Gina K's Store.  I make them by punching out the colour card stock that I want to use with a 3/16" punch, adhering the dots to the card and then adding some dimensional glue - volia, a perfect accent!!

The card I am wanting to show you was made in 20 minutes - I think the drying of the glue on the accents was the most time consuming part of it!

I needed a masculine card for a mechanic/car enthusiast so I researched my digital images and came across this one from Cora at Digital Two for Tuesday, printed it out and trimmed it a wee bit, mounted it on black, stamped and embossed the greeting on white and mounted than onto black.

I then scored the white background, adhered that to the black base card, mounted the image and sentiment on the scored white panel, and then added the faux nail heads and it was all done!!  To good effect, I feel.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

No Time To Stamp - threes
Sew many Challenges - Digi image and anything goes
Stamp Something - Something to Celebrate
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #36 - The Great Outdoors

Thanks for calling by - I hope it has been worth the wait!!

May your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - I did miss your blggiing my friend it happens to us all at times, but I am glad to see you back! Love ths masculine card! Your B&W and the crispness of them are great! Love those nail heads too - perfect! {{{hugs}}}

Jennie said...

Great design and love your nail heads!!! This is really just the perfect masculine design, just pops in black/white :o)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Great guy card! Love the faux nail heads!!! So glad you played the Stamp Simply Challenge this week!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

VERY nicely done, Maxine!! Your details are the perfect touch for this wonderful card!