Thursday, 24 March 2011

Three Minute Thursday - male card using Solid Stripes

Good morning! Somehow it has managed to be Three Minute Thursday again! But I'm ready for it and have a really fast male card to show you today:

This image reminds me of looking through a Venetian blind and was inspired by some thank you cards I made for my son to give out to his class mates after his birthday party. I'll show you those in a minute but first...

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut a 10cm x 20cm piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Score and fold in half to make a card base.
  • Cut another piece of Very Vanilla car stock 9cm square. Stamp it with the Solid Stripes background stamp using Not Quite Navy ink.
  • Stamp the bird from Notably Ornate on top, using Marina Mist ink. It will look as if it's behind the stripes.
  • Stamp a sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink using a Stamp-a-majig.
  • Mount the panel onto the card front with dimensionals.

Stamps: Solid Stripes, Notably Ornate, Vintage Labels (retired Sale-a-bration set)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Very Vanilla

As I was saying, my son recently had a spy party with his friends and I made these cards so that he could write to thank them for coming and for the gifts they gave him.

The idea was that there was a shadowy and mysterious figure outside the window...! I drew a man shape on a piece of scrap card stock, cut it out carefully and discarded it, and used the remains as a stencil.

Have you noticed how often I use the Solid Stripes background stamp? This would be a very useful addition to your stamp collection! It costs £9.95 and you can order it from me by sending me an email or calling me on 01280 820593 - I'm always ready to help.

Thank you for joining me for Three Minute Thursday today. There'll be more fast card inspiration next week but tomorrow I have a beautiful new 3D flower to show you. In fact, I can feel a tutorial coming on... don't miss it!


  1. Vicky, you are so creative. I think someone was wondering here in the comments section how you always come up with so many wonderful ideas! And that is true, you always come up with something new, surprising me everytime. I love these creations and that you made this "mask". Great idea!! Janna

  2. Really clever cards and a great use for the stripes stamp. I love making my own stencils to get a shape I have no stamp for.
    Thanks for sharing I'll have to dig my stripes stamp out now x

  3. Fabulous, as always Vicky. I know what you mean about the venetian blind but to me it looks like a very professional designer card.
    Lynne xxx

  4. Another brilliant idea Vicky, I just wish I could get half as much inspiration as you!!
    Margaret x

  5. What a fab idea. You make the simplest of stamps look wonderful !!

  6. Such a brilliant idea! Love the look on both cards. You do come up with great ideas!

  7. These are a fabulous idea, especially for male cards - nice clean lines, superb work!

  8. Hi Vicky

    Fabulous very simple it...
    hugs sylvie xx

  9. Very Alfred Hitchcock, I think. You're so clever!

  10. Clever cards, you are so inventive :O)Viv xx

  11. Never in a million years would I have thought to do that. Love, love, love the cards you made for your son's Thank Yous. Again... brilliant!


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