Wednesday, January 28, 2015

LLLC - For The Boys

Good Wednesday to you all!  If you came by for the LOTV blog hop, please scroll down just past this post to find the hop. But then please come back up to check out this week's designer inspiration challenge at La-La Land Crafts  - "For the Boys."

I've mentioned often that masculine cards are harder for me...I'm a frilly, flowery card-makin' girl. :) But thanks to a few newly-released LLLC dies, today's card was a fun and relatively quick one to put together!

Across the front, the newly released Stitched Zig Zags add a sturdy masculine accent, and at the top, the newly-released Tools Border Die also helps to break up the "square-ness" of the card. With both dies, I shaded using a Stabilo All pencil to give a little bit of shadowing and dimension (you'll see some shadow layering on some of the other die cuts below)...

Flowers don't usually appeal to the boys, so instead, there's a large button with a loopy twine bow that sits in the center of a cluster, and is accented with some of the tool punchouts from the Tools Border Die at the top...

and feathers cut from the newly-released Feathers Set - the edges of the feathers are accented with black ink and white craft paint...

Last but not least, the sentiment is stamped onto a banner from the Stitched Elements Set ...

LLLC Dies:   Stitched Zigzags,  Tools Border,  Feathers,  Stitched Elements
Patterned paper:  Basic Grey Manila Basics collection
Black gems:   Kaisercraft            Miscellaneous:   cheesecloth,  button,  twine

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you can take some time to visit the LLLC inspiration blog to see what my teammates have made for this week's challenge.


  1. Well this is certainly a wonderful male card.. I love the top border tool die, and those feathers are divine.. great colors for a blokey card.. love this.. the dies are amazing!

  2. Hello Kathy,
    Great card, indeed!!!

  3. Heel stijlvol kaartje Kathy.Groetjes Joke

  4. Hi Kathy,
    This is such a striking card, we always need inspiration for manly cards. This could al be done in pinky colours for a crafty lady. I think I need to buy all of these dies.
    Chris xx

  5. Very Nice! I am always looking for inspiration for 'male' cards, as I make all the birthday cards for my workplace. Thanks you for a lovely example!

  6. Great male card with lots of interest!


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