Wednesday 24 July 2019

The Paper Players 451

This week at The Paper Players, the challenge is twofold. There's both a theme and a style: masculine and CAS.

Clean and simple is a style I enjoy, despite having been more clean and layered of late, so it was good to get back to a CAS themed challenge.

If you put me in a craft room or a kitchen, I know what I'm doing. If you put me in front of a DIY task or some car maintenance, then I'm about as much use as a wet paper bag. Consequently, I'm often helped out of such situation by others - usually men - so it's good to have some masculine 'thank you' cards on hand.

There's lots of clean, white space here and minimal layers or embellishments. I've kept the colours  masculine: Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, silver and black.

The cluster is stamped, using the oil stain stamp from Geared Up Garage. The cogs are die cut in silver from the co-ordinating set then given a tarnished look by being swiped over with Stazon. The tool box is popped up on dimensionals after the ink has been spread a little with a blender pen.


And done! The perfect thank you for all those little DIY and mechanical jobs.

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  1. I have resisted getting this stamp set but after seeing this tool box, which is amazing, btw, I am going to have to re-think my resistance! LOVE the oil stain and little gears behind it....a really great CAS layout! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week, Jan!

  2. A great CAS masculine card Jan - I love the cluster of small images and the tarnished cogs. I live in quite a modern house so dont often have a lot of DIY, but I do have my own hammer and screwdriver set just in case hubby doesn't spring into action quickly enough!! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Jan, this is CAS perfection! I love the cluster of gears and cogs. Any guy would adore this special card! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  4. Wow, Jan! I love the gear collage that is going on under the popped up tool box! This is such a clean and perfect card! I know the recipient will love it. Thank you so much for playing in my Clean and Simple Masculine challenge at The Paper Players this week.