Aug 31, 2014

"Playing Around"

"Playing Around"

Male cards are sometimes a little tricky.
My boys' asked if I would make a birthday card for their dad.
I don't know about you, but going from feminine to male is like you need to flick a switch in your head and do a complete 'about-turn', mentally. 

Everything on this card is new. 
The background is playing with Bister, and the stamps are...well...don't we all just get new stamps?

What is the first thing that you do when your Bister arrives?
PLAY...(of course).
I have seen so many amazing cards made using Bister and could not resist getting some in.

This card is using the Mahogany colour and is on shiny cardstock.
Using it on shiny card is my favourite way to use these powdered paints and the colour is so vibrant...

The thing for me to embrace with Bister is that
'Less is More"
It really does go a long way...and I found that some really nice effects can come from using just a little of it.
You just need to have heaps of cardstock and time to play!

I have used a little bleach to some of the splotchy areas to help the spots stand out more.


Linda said...

This is fab Dot ..... I love it! It's always a bit of a headache making cards for those men in our lives ...... but they're worth it, I suppose! xx

Amanda said...

Brilliant bister card, a stunning male card
Amanda x

Cornelia W said...

Wow - this is stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create Too! I hope to see you there next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, I love this, Dot! Isn't it a fun technique? Love the stamps - what make are they?

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Great masculine card, Dot! I love the Bister effect.. So cool! Xx

Astrid Maclean said...

STUNNING Dot, love what you did here, brilliant background with the Bister, just love the stuff, and what you did with it here looks fantastic!!! Love how you finished it too and such a wonderful sentiment!!

Anneke said...

Your male card looks wonderful. Allot of movement.
Wonderful sentiment. Thanks for sharing Anneke.

Barb said...

This card is so different and I really like it, thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons. Barb

Joan said...

Fabulous card, really making a splash! I love those boots, what make of stamp is that?

Pretty Cards 4 You said...

What a fantastic card for a man. Excellent idea. I always find it hard to make cards for the man in my life. Thank you for joining us at Divas By Design. Georgina x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Brilliant card for a man!Thanks for playing in the Monochromatic challenge at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Jac said...

Wow! Love this, the background is fab, those boots are awesome and such a great sentiment, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic inky male card. Super quote as well.

Theresa said...

like the card. you didn't mention whose stamp it is. hard to find good male stamps. thanks as always for sharing.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a great first play with the bister powder. A wonderful male card.

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Dot: Wonderful card. Glad you joined in our Simply Create Too Challenge #69 - "Show Us Something New" [& thanks for telling us what 'new' you used].


Simply Create Too Design Team

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, a fabulous Bister-creation, Dot

Drea Slee said...

So cool!! Awesome masculine card!! I love it all! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Great male card, love the shoes for that gorgeous Bister background. I've played also with Bister
It's a great fun.
Hugs Anja

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous masculine card! Thank you for joining my challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirational blog this week! Lynda -DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Toni said...

Really really cool!

Shirley Chillman said...

Such a stunner Dot and those boots are scrummy. Your backgrounds are always totally awesome.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Samantha A. said...

I agree! Male cards can be very tricky but you definitely mastered it! Such a great card.

Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!

- Clear it Out DT
Designs by Sammy

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love this card, and the sentiment is just great!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Buttons said...

Gosh Dot. Another gem! I love that splashed and 'simple' background which is the perfect foil for the boots. A joy. Jenny x

Nettie said...

The stamp here for the boots is by Deep Red - Doc Martens Boots - it can be found on Amazon