A very good morning, afternoon or evening to you all…
I’ve a treat for you all today, a sneaky peak at one of the new docraft ranges due out in May. The new male range, ‘Mr Mister’ is just fabulous, easy to craft with and I have a feeling it could prove rather popular for those chaps at docrafts. The colours are perfect; a mix of black/white and rich tones with imagery ranging from geometric patterns to DIY tools or gaming paraphernalia and would suit any age and all tastes.
The decoupage pack comes with various images to layer up and I have stuck mine onto acetate so that it gives it space to really show off. The 6×6″ card is already printed (inside/out and back/front) with selected prints on so you don’t have to worry about finding that elusive background paper.
The paper edges have all been distressed and inked using Artiste ink pads (dark orange and chocolate) and I’ve curled the rips in the paper for a more tattered effect.
The wooden tile letters have been very popular with many crafters but I’ve never actually used them, I keep saving them for that ‘special project’ that never comes along! I’ve used them here to mimic the background and backed them onto layered card with twine wrapped around it. The stars are all Xcut palm punches although there are stars in the stamp set so I could’ve easily used them.
The rosette is made using the A5 Clear Stamps, and again, these are so easy to use and incredibly versatile.
The decoupage motor racing sentiment influenced my background on the next card, an 8×6″ cardblank. I wanted an inky, oil splattered effect and so watered down black Artiste Acrylic paint and flicked it onto the metal print background using a paintbrush. This is then adhered to Papermania dark grey textured card which has had the edges pierced. The arrows and dotted lines have been stamped using an Artiste black pigment ink pad which has also been used to ink around the edges of the papers.
To add an extra layer, ribbon has been added from the forthcoming ‘Denim’ range (which you’re all going to love!) and tucked in. The ribbons work perfectly with the Mr Mister range, it’s going to hard to split the two ranges up!
Having made 3 cards, I then felt a small gift box was in order. The ‘Star Box’ die is a perfect, quick way of making something to pop your Dad’s favourite treats into. I’ve added a rosette which I’ve trimmed from the decoupage pack and the celebration cup is stamped and layered using foam dots. The strip of coloured letters has also been utilised for the DAD star sentiment.
The top of the gift box has been kept basic but you can easily add your own embellishments to match the box.
The shield in the stamp set is fabulous and comes with various sentiments. I’ve simply stamped mine onto textured card and paper pieced the lightening bolts and ‘BEST’ .
I think I like my last card best of all…
Most Dad’s are DIY-er’s albeit of various talents and I had to make a card using the trimmed DIY tools. Backed onto the advert paper with strips of the wooden flooring added, I just love the look of this final make.
Products used in these makes:
- A5 Clear Stamp Set-Text-Mr Mister: PMA 907233
- A4 Decoupage Pack-Simply The Best-Mr Mister: PMA 169128
- A4 Double Sided Paper Pack-Mr Mister: PMA 160196
- Caption Wooden Letters-Mr Mister: PMA 355427
- 6×6″ Cards and Envelopes-Mr Mister: PMA 150629
- 1m Ribbon-Denim Blue: PMA 367133
- 30m Twine-Denim Blue: PMA 171207
- Artiste Ink Pads Chocolate: DOA 550104/Dark Orange: DOA 550102/Black: DOA 550105
- Xcut A4 Die Set-Star Box: XCU 503215
And there you have it. ‘Mr Mister’ range by docrafts, available from 1st May in all docrafts stockists. See all the new docraft ranges on their website here.
Now you have no excuse for those dreaded male cards and especially not for Father’s Day!
Thank you for popping by and I’ll see you soon… Heather x