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The Saturday Class Was ‘All About The Men’

The FSC challenge this month is All About The Men and again I have combined my card with the Saturday class (two birds with one stone and all that)!!!

To enhance the background I dry embossed onto black cardstock, then using the best tool ever … (my own little itsy bitsy index finger) delicately proceeded to spread gilding wax over everything to highlight the clocks.  Next using the same delicate little itsy bitsy index finger (cleaned it first) dipped it into the Gesso pot and lightly feathered it over the edges.

Definitely not a fan of using mirri card but sometimes a piece just cries out for it and this was that time.  Mat and layered it behind the background and also the stamped images.  You can find the handsome suave hunk (George Clooney lookalike) here.

We had a real disruption in the class this week … Crafty Friend Turned Up … and to say it was raucous would be an understatement.  We probably laughed all through the making of each piece and how anyone got anything made is a mystery to me.

Here is the second card they made.  This time there was lots of inking, white embossing and stencilling going on plus the ripping of vellum.

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


11 Responses to “The Saturday Class Was ‘All About The Men’”

  1. Brenda says:

    Great theme Shirley as so many of us struggle with masculine cards, but yours offers great inspiration and I adore the vibrancy of the second.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

  2. butterfly says:

    Two fantastic cards – I just love the masculine one – texture, gilding, vintage images and all! And the white accents work so well against the vivid colours of the second one – must have been a great class, even with the raucous element!
    Alison xx

  3. Crafty friend says:

    Just to say thanks a mil for a great day yesterday enjoyed it so much it was great to see everyone you to shirl my love xxxx

  4. Meggymay says:

    Two fantastic cards,love the embossing on the wonderful masculine card. Where would we be without the useful, inky fingers.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Anne R says:

    It sounds like you had a wonderful class Shirl! Nothing like laughter to cheer everyone up.. I really struggle with men’s cards so this one has given me much needed inspiration to make one for hubby soon… Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Amanda says:

    Great male card, looks like you had a fab time
    Amanda x

  7. Avril says:

    Fabulous masculine card Shirley, love the background and that little itsy bitsy index finger has worked a treat with the gilding wax and Gesso. Great collection of images too. Gorgeous inkyness on the second card.
    Avril xx

  8. Irene Chillman says:

    Brilliant card Shirl, love how you have put the clock die cut over the embossed clock, looks great.
    I xx

  9. Craftyfield says:

    The first one is a great masculine make. Love the embossing and that touch of shine! The second one is definitely more feminine and the background stencilling is lovely and delicate. xx

  10. Dot says:

    I hope your girls realise how lucky they are…you come up with such a variety of cards, techniques, colours and texture.
    I love the use of the mirri card, it sets off the beautiful background and images perfectly. Love the inky layers on the second card too.
    Dot x

  11. What a strong masculine design, great card Shirley.
    Julie x

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