Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Make it Masculine!!

 Here we are on the 15th of March with a new challenge at A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge ~~ Masculine. I'm finding masculine atcs are as much trouble as full sized cards but after a few mind changes I finally settled on a NBUS not only one but two for my ATCs. To join in the fun (and give me lots of ideas for anything masculine) you can make cards, 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch rectangle used vertical or horizontal or you can make 2 1/2 inch coins. Here is my offering for the challenge I hope it inspires you.

In searching for something I spotted this great antique card die, sorry no name on it,  and in the "25th hour" I went with it. I had just finished another card and found the background paper in the same Dollarama pack I had used for a floral card. The gears are another item that has been in my die box for a few years just waiting for a use, I found some matte silver cardstock in my scrap box to cut them from. 

Here is a close up of a single card, I cut two of each cars out of 110 lb black cardstock to glue them together with acetate for the windows, then they are elevated with dimensional strips. The gears are flat attached. I added think silver sticker lines to the edge of each of the cards. 

Here is a side view of the ATC to show the elevation. 

Here is something I have had for probably 15 years and not used much it  was always tucked away but when I saw all the tiny holes in the die that had to be poked out I remembered it. I might be the only one that is very excited about it too. Here it is.

It is from Sizzix and for use with intricate dies and as you see there are a lot of things to poke out with this die and I was cutting 8. 

I'm entering this in:

ATCs around the World ~~ #87 Everything Goes

NBUS ~~ #36 (not just one but two nbus)

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget to head over to the Main Blog and check out the rest of the masculine ATCs the design team have made. 


KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Barb! Your last-minute crafting of these ATCs is amazing! I love the antique car die! The way you have them popped up makes them look 3-D so before I read it, I thought they were a metal piece. I like the paper and the gears as well; these ATCs are beautiful and perfectly masculine! P.S. My tool is from Spellbinders and I use it all the time - so glad you re-discovered yours - it comes in very handy! Have a great day, my friend!

Kathyk said...

They're totally fab and a great way to showcase your NBUS so thanks for sharing it with us this month

NBUS Guest DT member for March

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous cards Barbara

gr karin

Chris Dring said...

I showed these to Andy and even he was impressed! Wow, Barbara! These are incredible!

Lindsey said...

These are excellent! That's an awesome car die, and I might be almost as excited as you about your die tool, since I don't have one. The background paper is perfect, too. And you have gears! All ready for when the sistahs (finally) have another steampunk challenge! :D

Darnell said...

I love your vintage car ATCs, Barbara! The gears and dimension are perfect and how cool to get four of them and use up bits in the process! I, too, love my brush for getting out those pesky tiny holes from dies, even if they do go flying all over the place! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Crafting Queen said...

Great ATCs, love the black die against the white background. Thanks for joining ATC Around the World. Anesha

Donna said...

Now I get what you were saying about that tool
I have never seen such a thing!
That is a super intricate die - and it worked perfectly on your awesome ATCs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent ATC's! That car die is awesome :)

Conny said...

Wow! They are so cool! Love them!
Thanks for joining us at ATC around the world!