Saturday 25 March 2023

Masculine Joy Fold

Hi everyone.  Following on from my last post here is another shaped card.  Having looked at different types of folds I eventually settled on a joy fold style which I haven't made before although I have seen quite a few different versions of it online.   I used a very old Stamps Away image of a vintage car which was one of four in a set including a double decker bus, a steam engine and a gypsy caravan which I don't think are likely to be available now.  I also used an Xcut embossing folder Galvanised Steel, again don't think it will be available now, and a set of Papermania  papers which I haven't got out for a very long time.  They have lots of different looks in black on white and white on black, and are 6" square and called Bexley Black.

I started with the 6" square base card cutting a couple of inches off the front and used a piece of white card embossing it with the Galvanised Steel EF and matted it onto black card to fit this piece.  I then used a paper from the Bexley Black Papermania pad using this white circle pattern on black to cover the back section of the card.  I went on to stamp the vintage car and sentiment using another piece of white card and Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and matted it on to a snippet of red.  I then cut a piece a little more than double the length of the topper and a little wider, folded it in half and added the topper to it with the opening to the left attaching the back to the inside of the card.  I also put a sentiment on the back of the topper so that when written and the card is opened up that doesn't show.

This actually was a lot easier than my last effort and it was fun to make.  Thank you for taking a look at my blog today and I hope you visit again soon. 

I am entering the following challenges:

Country View Challenges - March - Birthday card for a man.
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 47 Stripes and/or Dots.
Happy Little Stampers March Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Creative Creases Challenge - No. 53 Anything Goes with a Fun Fold.
Can You Handle The Pressure? Challenge - Anything Goes Embossing/Twist of Easter.


Christine Alexander said...

wonderful old fashioned car, always perfect for masculine cards xx

Lia said...

What a great male card! I like the image of the car a lot.

Aquarius said...

Fabulous male card - just love that old car and it all works so well as a joy fold in black and white with just a pop of red.

Diane said...

Fabulous masculine card, a great design too!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
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cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, I love your brilliant card with this fold, the vintage car image is fabulous, a great card for a man, super colour palette too Kate x

Alyson Mayo said...

Love the black and white with the pop of red - perfect for the older vehicle! Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Birthday :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely masculine card Pat, like the embossing folder you've used, the black and white with a splash of red around your image really pops...nice fold too


Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous Man-card ! Thank you so much for taking part in our March challenge over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

Sarn said...

Terrific Joyfold card and just perfect for a masculine card. xxx

The Dream Pages said...

While commenting i was a bit sleepy and i came to your post, i was so struggling to see dots, its such an awesome pattern.. it opened my eyes wide open..
Now i made out the dots, such a rusty look and aweome card..
Thank you for joining us at AAA birthday challenges

Kampin' Karen said...

Pat, one of my fave things is black and white with a touch of red. Love your card and thank you for entering your fun fold in the Creative Creases Challenge.
Karen, DT

Debbie Mageed said...

What a great masculine fun fold card! You did this perfectly! I just love the fold and the white and black with a touch of red is so striking. Thank you for playing with Creative Creases Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.
Debbie DT
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Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous masculine card - love the subtle pop of red. Thanks for joining in at AAA Birthday

sentsue said...

Such a fun fold! Thanks for sharing your work on the AAA Birthday Challenge.

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulous fun fold card, Pat, and beautifully done in classy black and white! Your combination of textures and pattern paper make it extra masculine - almost like a "racing flag" of years gone by! LOL

Craftyfield said...

I love pulling out long forgotten stash... like an old friend coming back. Makes me feel virtuous as well! A perfect card for a male and for our challenge at Country View Challenges. Thanks for sharing with us.

Marjan said...

Love the papers, theay are so well suited to that old car image! Lovely shape too and nice is the red mat which highlights the frontpanel!