It's so much fun to make these kind of cards! You just gather together a variety of elements and layer them onto a card base. It's best not to over-do it - in fact it's definitely a time for 'less is more'. And talking of Less is More, the lovely LiM ladies are going for the record and aiming to get a whopping 1000 entries for their challenge this week - to make any clean and simple card. This card is going into the challenge and I hope you'll join in the fun with one or more of your own.
I adore this vintage-style aeroplane, which is surprisingly easy to cut out and pop up on dimensionals as I did here. I think it looks great with papers from the Newsprint designer range.
Staples continue to be a favourite embellishment of mine when it comes to male cards. I rather like the effect of the random placement. Another detail is the corrugated texture on the card base - to create this I slipped the card front halfway into my crimper, locked it in place and turned the handle a couple of times.
And look at this label! This has to be one of my current favourite things (along with kittens with whiskers and brown paper packages tied up with strings of course...!) It's actually a Christmas sentiment in the Welcome Christmas set but it's easy to adapt to anything you please - watch this space for more ideas on that! The sentiment is from the retiring set Occasional Greetings, a bargain at 40% off - now only £18.57!
Supplies needed for today's card:
Stamps: Plane and Simple, Welcome Christmas, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, scrap of Basic Black
Other: Newsprint designer paper, cropadile, stamp-a-majig, staples
You can buy any of these supplies from me (except the staples!) and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view the Last Chance List - full of stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% off! These items are available only while stocks last - and some have sold out already!
No-one laughs at my jokes like my children - which probably says something about my level of humour! While I was typing this, my son came to say goodbye to me on his way out to see friends. He went to kiss my cheek, missed and caught my Turbo Glasses instead! I said "I didn't know you felt that way about my glasses!" and was astonished to find that this throw-away line had him rolling on the floor, holding his sides and gasping with laughter. A gratifying reaction but I think Michael MacIntyre's position in the world of comedy is secure for the moment!
I hope you had a great weekend. It's great to see you back here and I hope you've enjoyed today's offering. As usual I find myself with heaps to show you this week so I do hope you'll find a minute to pop back.
See you soon,