Friday, 2 June 2017

Quick LOTV Birthday card for a chap

Needed a card in a rush for a chap the other day so out came the LOTV Art Pads for a quick rootle - and this was the result:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- dark blue snippet of card, trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front, glued in place

- white layer of card, again slightly smaller than the dark blue layer, embossed using an XCut 'Wicker' folder and glued in place

- image from the discontinued LOTV 'Vintage Boys' Art Pad, die cut using a Tonic Studio plain circle die - and I ran a ball ended embossing tool round the back of the die cut before removing it from the die, just to give it a bit of a border

- before I glued the dark blue piece of card to the card front, I'd gutted it by die cutting a circle using a 'Stitched Circle' die from a set by The Works

- added the dark blue stitched circle to the back of the image and glued it onto the card front

- the sentiment is by Craftwork Cards, already printed and die cut (told you I was in a hurry) - which I backed with a small stitched dark blue circle using another die from The Works set

- glued the sentiment partly onto the circle - finished!

This card is so like the fresh cards that Kath Buckle makes - here. I love her style and am really pleased how this turned out!

The stitched dies are brilliant - all thanks to my friend SaRn pointing us in the direction of The Works. At £6 per set of eight stitched dies you really can't go wrong - they also do a square set, err, which also happened to fall into my shopping basket (plus the same for the Playground toy box of course)! The stitching doesn't show up very well in the photo against the dark blue, but in real life it adds 'that certain something' to the card :) Thanks SaRn for being such a great enabler!





21 comments:

  1. Cute card. Love that embossing.

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  2. Love that embossing folder, Di--really cute card! If I did the math right, that's an incredible price for 8 dies! PS--thanks for the tip about die cutting felt without attaching it to cardstock--will have to try it!

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  3. Oh you're very welcome Di! LOL!

    What a great card design and the embossing behind the die-cut image is FAB!

    Hope you're not hung over this morn!

    Hugs, SaRn xxx

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  4. What a great card Di...it's perfect for a man with the embossed bricks too.The Works dies are brillaint, I bought...ahem....8 different sets to use for Dotty's a couple of months back and they are amazing quality.When I saw them I said to the chap in the shop..."do they cut well" and he said that if they didn't they would refund me.It was a win win decision and a great one too. I hope they do some more styles. Hugs xxx

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  5. Perfect - those olde worlde boys are brilliant and just right for a male card - any age really and as you say relatively quick to make.

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  6. Amazing CAS!!! Love so much the design with the blue mats and the cute LOTV image!
    I don't know the stitched dies brand you said, I will search them on internet, thanks :)

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  7. Gorgeous Di as always Lotv come up trumps l have used that image it comes in handy for many a male card love the embossed backing too.........enjoy your weekend x

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  8. This is a great masculine image from LOTV Di and the dark blue ties in beautifully with the colour in the image. I love the way you have placed the sentiment circle and the basket weave embossing is perfect too. x

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  9. Gorgeous card, Di. Love the embossing.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  10. A perfect CAS masculine card. I'm trying to avoid going to The Works, I have a feeling it mat turn out to be an expensive trip with all their lovely craft things!

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  11. Just can't beat those LOTV art pads. Wot we gonna do when we 'e used all our stocks up !! Sob! Love that basket weave effect embossing folder. Hugs Mrs A.

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  12. Wow Di, I love your card!!! The image is super sweet and that embossing folder is amazing, love it!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  13. A fabulous card Di and thanks for your kind comments and link to my blog. We're going to Exeter next week and have planned a trip to The Works to look at their dies!
    Kath x

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  14. A fabulous creation, great EF and of course a super image.

    Kath x

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  15. Hi Di,
    what a very wonderful card, and you can't beat a LOTV image for cutness.
    Love the wonderful embossing also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  16. A gorgeous CAS card Di, love that cute image and your stitched dies.
    Janice x

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  17. I love this design, Di! The offset smaller circle is the perfect touch to balance that sweet image! A floral image in that shape would work with a pink matted circle-in-a-circle ... mmm, lots of possibilities so this one is being pinned! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. What a lovely card I love the design xx

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  19. I forgot to mention I agree the works dies are great. I bought the circles but will be going back for more xxx

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  20. This image is a fun one, he's just chilling out with a nap! Thanks for the tip about running around the edge of the die for a border. I do like that basket look embossing folder.

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