Monday, 15 February 2010

Sailing

Just trying to make a few men's cards for the fund raising - everybody I know says they have trouble making cards for men, so thought I should at least try and include a couple in the box.

This stamp is one of a series of collage stamps called Clear-2-Collage from a company called Butterfly Kisses which I bought specifically cos I thought it'd make men's cards. I have a 'thing' about collage stamps - my collection keeps growing but I hardly ever use them!


I used Azure Stazon ink on glossy white card and layered it onto a blue backing paper from HOTP Cardmakers Pack which has the map of the world imprinted onto it. The problem I have with men's cards is I am reluctant to use too much in the way of embellishments - my OH would be less than impressed with ribbons and flowers so consequently I end up agonising about what to put on a card to 'finish' it off! I found 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' nesting in my stash... have no idea where he came from but feel he goes a little way to solving the 'bare' problem, although I still think this card could do with something else. What? I haven't a clue!!!! But..... fortunately for me the challenge this week at Cupcake Crafts is 'Keep it Simple', so I hope this qualifies!

12 comments:

  1. Hello Viv. This is great. Great stamp and I love how you have stamped in blue. so well co-ordinated.
    Happy Crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

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  2. Beautiful stamp Viv and the colours are just perfectly matched. Lovely card

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  3. Stunning card, lovely colours...thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

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  4. As Jan said - a beautiful stamp - looks a nice card.

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  5. What abeautiful and elegant card ! Love it to bits... Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Smile from Catherine

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  6. A gorgeous card, I love the colours and design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

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  7. HI Viv, what a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colour scheme is perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  8. I think monochromatic cards are very hard to do well, but this one is brilliant! the seagull is the perfect embellishment!

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  9. This is just beautiful, Viv! I love the stamp and the bird is a lovely detail.
    Hugs, Vanja

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  10. A Positively Perfect man card. Love that image and the azure is wonderful!

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  11. Fabulous simple creation, love it. You did a great job with our challenge this week at Cupcake

    Hugs Victoria
    x

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  12. Lovely card and perfect for a man

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