Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tool Time Birthday


I made this for the birthday of an avid handyman - a cabinet maker/joiner by trade, he has long since retired, but still enjoys using his tools, and often gets a call to rescue me when a particular cupboard door decides to pack a hissy fit!

The tools are a die cut from Frantic Stamper Small Hand Tools set, cut in a dark brown card, adhered to a white panel of which I had sponged the edges with Espresso ink.  I love all the small details in these die cuts.

The sentiment was a freebie magazine stamp that I  randomly stamped in Versamark ink and then brushed Copper Perfect Pearls over 

I was happy with this card, and the recipient appreciated it too.

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Daffodil Cards said...

For a handyman or professional tradesman, this card will be the BEST! love the details. Thank you so much for joining us in our Birthday challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith The Male Room DT
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aussie aNNie said...

Looking fabulous Maxine, the tools you used are just awesome..great card.x

Cinderella said...

Hi Maxine that`s quite a Handy card you`ve made hihi.

Hugs and Creativity

sallysbitz2 said...

A perfect card for any handy man out there x

hugs sally x

Ellibelle said...

What a great masculine card, Maxine. Love all those die cut tools!

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous detail in those tiny 'tool'die cuts. Great colour combination Maxine and no wonder the recipient loved it x.

Glennis F said...

That is a great set to use for the 'guys' Maxine - well done

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a fab masculine make! Those diecut tools are brilliant!! Love it. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Cynthia said...

Great design for any handy man. Love those dies!

Jane Savage said...

Wow what a fabulous, masculine card! I adore those tiny tools they look fab!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Yup, really great card Maxine, you’re right about those die cuts, I love that tool set, might need to investigate or not! I’d love to have a handy cabinet maker like that around! A blessing for you dear friend. You’ve reminded me I need to use those perfect pearls I have hoarded on my wee shelves above my desk, bad moi! It’s looks fab that bit too.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Lovely Linda said...

Such a great masculine card Maxine - I love the sponging on the tools! xo

Gerrina said...

I think if you have been working with your hands you can;t just stop at retirement...great card for such a person and I love the colours; true warm ones! Hugs, Gerrina

Marilyn said...

A perfect guy card but especially fitting for a handyman's birthday. I'm guessing he was thrilled with it too.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Maxine, a super masculine design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Joy Wilson said...

Maxine, This is a great masculine card! I always forget to have masculine cards on hand and scramble at the last minute. You've inspired me to get started! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Brenda said...

This is an amazing masculine card Maxine! I love those little tools, they are so cute going down the side of the card. Love this design and love how you did the sentiment. Always good to have that kind of person in your life when thing through a hissy fit. Glad this card was a hit, it sure is a hit in my world too! Hugs, Brenda

Chriss America Real said...

What a wonderful card for a man! Thank you for joining us over at International Art & Soul.

Chriss - DT

P.S. I am giving away prizes on my blog, stop by if you like.

Karen Letchworth said...

THis is such a fun card, Maxine. You know that I really struggle with the masculine cards. I do have one football card coming this month for the new release at Joy Clair. It was WAY outside my "comfortable little design box", but I was really proud of how it turned out. Keep an eye out for that! My hubby even chuckled about it because he knows I don't like (American) football (not even one little bit). turned out great, and it's a cute stamp set, so.....I'm happy. Kinda like these adorable little tools you've used. They're just too cute, and you can't hardly help cut come up with a cute card. Any guy would LOVE this. Well, at least I know my hubby would. Thanks for sharing your creativity and love for crafting.

Shelly Schmidt said...

So perfect for a handy guy- like my I know you will get alot of use from those dies, and glad it worked perfectly for your friend!!!

Monika Reeck said...

Great manly Card the tools you added and orange can be good too for manly card...great color combo Maxine

stampingbowd said...

I love the tools! This is such a great masculine birthday card!

Cindy said...

This is a great card Maxime. Thank you for the inspiration. Making male cards Is for me one of the hardest things. Thank you for joining the challenge of Digi Choosday. Hugs, Cindy DT

MA-MI said...

What a great masculine card with all these tools! Thanks for sharing your work with The Male Room. I hope you'll be inspired by our new challenge too!
Maja DT
My blog: Rilcek in Kljuncek said...

Wonderful work. Thank you for joing us over on the Angie's Digital Stamps Blog. Good Luck!

HeatherB said...

This is lovely! Thanks for playing with us at PIP challenges!