Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wonderful Day

The 'Wetlands' set from Stampin Up is one of those rare sets that I own and feel like I spent my money wisely -  I have lost count of the numerous stamps I've bought and only ever inked once or even worse, never used at all!
This has to rate amongst one of my better purchases and it's a set I am not yet tired of.
So here's another card!

Stamped onto plain white cardstock and coloured lightly with Distress Inks.

Matted the image onto grey cardstock and then layered onto a black off cut strip.

The background paper is I think a Kaisercraft one - but I might be wrong! Like it tho - has a lovely woodgrain textured look to it in real life.
Also layered onto grey and black.

Stamped the sentiment, cut out into a banner shape, added a grey pearlised button with some twine and done!

No nonsense quick card for the 'man' stash.

Challenges -
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything with Wings
Stamps and Fun - For a Man
Creative Card Crew - Black Cardstock

Have a great day whatever you're doing! x


  1. Totally agree . . .LOVE my Wetlands set . . . very useful indeed.

    LOVE the image done with a touch of colour couple with that brilliant background.

    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

  2. Super card for a man Viv..or even a lady?.I have seen this set used quite a lot in blogland and it always looks lovely. I like your wood effect and think the blob makes it look like a door with a knob!very stylish. xx

  3. There is a lovely natural feel to your card today Viv, the background compliments beautifully.

    B x

  4. A beautiful image, I can see why you haven't tired of using it yet. The wood grain paper is fab and your sentiment and button are great. Sally D.x.

  5. This is gorgeous. It's a fabulous stamp, can be used for many occasions. I can see why you love it so much.
    Sue xx

  6. Hi Viv a very stylish masculine card, love the stamp. Susan x

  7. Super card Viv, I love this stamp set too. You may well have inspired me to ink it up this weekend! Xx

  8. I agree with you Viv've made a lovely card and is one of my favourite SU sets


  9. I do like the way you have used that offset piece of black card behind the image. I have just bought a Sheena Douglas duck stamp which I'm hoping will get good usage too. hugs Mrs A.

  10. Love that sketchy stamp Viv, can see why you love it. Fab card. Hugs Annette x

  11. Can understand why you like to use this image. It makes up into a fantastic card.
    Yvonne x

  12. What a great background for the fabulous image, brilliant make.

    Kath x

  13. Fab card Viv and my go to stamp set for male cards. In fact I have two on the go using that set! Love your layout:-)
    Val x

  14. Fab card Viv and my go to stamp set for male cards. In fact I have two on the go using that set! Love your layout:-)
    Val x

  15. Fabulous card. Such an amazing duck.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  16. Superb card Viv, love that backing paper. I would love the Wetlands set but hesitate to buy it because it has some sentiment stamps that I already have!
    Jackie xx

  17. Your Card is lovely! Thank you for being a part of our Challenge by SFC.
    I hope to see you son again.

    Lisa xx

  18. Super card Viv, I love the background!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  19. wonderfull thanks for joining us at sfc

  20. Fabulous man card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  21. so stunning viv.fab image and i love the fab woodgrain backing ;D

    xx coops xx


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