Monday, 7 March 2011

Masculine Monday - using Neighborhood wheel

Good morning! Welcome to Masculine Monday, my weekly series to inspire you to make cards for the male people in your life!

Today, I've been using my Neighborhood wheel, which I haven't used for a little while and which is on special offer during the month of March - £5.95 instead of £8.50! I have to warn you, I have completely fallen in love with this wheel all over again and you may be seeing quite a lot of it over the next few days! Here's a card that would work as an anniversary card - or whenever you'd like your man to know you love him!

My starting point for the card was the image of the semi-detached houses on the wheel which would be 'together forever'. I don't have that sentiment in stamp form so I decided to make one on my computer, but then decided 'I'm VERY attached to you' was less of a cliché. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out but I have to say that a stamped sentiment is a lot less trouble!

I chose to use only black, white and red for the card which makes it look very graphic and left the houses uncoloured for that sketched look. The red 'fence' behind the houses is another wheel - the railway image 'Right on Track'.

Here's how to make this card:

  • Design a sentiment using your computer. Print it out on the bottom half of an A4 piece of Whisper White card stock on either the right or the left. (You'll need to work this out for your own printer/computer/software.)
  • Cut the printed A4 sheet in half lengthwise. Score and fold in half to make a card base with the sentiment on the card front.
  • Stamp the Right on Track wheel above the sentiment using Real Red ink.
  • Stamp the Neighborhood wheel on a spare piece of Whisper White card stock using Basic Black ink. Cut out the semi-detached houses with sharp paper snips and attach it to the card front over the top of the 'fence' and above the sentiment. Add a heart cut out of textured Real Red card stock with the small heart punch.

Stamps: Neighborhood, Right on Track wheels
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White, Real Red textured
Other: Small heart punch

Well, you'll be glad to know that the temperature DID rise above 2 degrees at the weekend so I did leave the house! My husband and I went to see the brilliant and moving film 'The Kings Speech' and then had dinner at Café Rouge, where our charming young waiter offered me a large chocolate sundae on the house as the creme brulé I'd ordered wasn't available. It would have been churlish to refuse and of course I didn't want to be rude...

Don't forget to check the special offer list for the Neighborhood wheel and all the other bargains and, if you'd like to buy anything, just click here to email your order to me.

Thanks for joining me for Masculine Monday today. I'll have something much more feminine to show you tomorrow, so I do hope you'll join me then.
Happy Monday!


  1. Vicky, this is super super sweet! Love it! Janna

  2. Love how you've incorporated both wheels !
    Julie x

  3. I love this dual tone fun card... I hv this stamp too.. but havent use it yet... :(

    I love it :)

  4. Hi Vicky ... what a wonderful card ... it would certainly make my hubby's day if he found one of these tucked inside his packup! haven't got that wheel - but you're making me think twice!?!

  5. Hey it works!!! Hope you get more comments now.
    That is so cute, although I'm not sure I would like to live THAT close to the railway line!
    I have just ordered the wheel so thank you for giving me some ideas, yet again, for when it arrives.
    Linda J

  6. What a clever card Vicky, and glad that Linda is finally able to comment!! :0)
    Margaret x

  7. This is so clever, Vicky! I love it all.

  8. What a great idea for a card and I love that sentiment, not too slushy. I like your masculine monday series x

  9. Very clever Vicky. The sentiment is perfect!

  10. Very clever and original - fab card.

  11. Another delightful CAS card! Super cute!!

  12. Vicky... another brilliant card! First of all, I would never have guessed that "fence" was actually a railroad track. And your sentiment is very clever (but I completely agree that stamping is MUCH easier than creating on the computer!). Love the red, white, and black graphic look of the card... the heart... it's perfect. Might make a fun wedding card, too. (Hmmmm. We have one of those coming up... maybe I could roll it into the cost of the big event? :) )


I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x