Monday, 23 January 2012

Masculine Monday one layer Borderlines

I'm delighted to see that One Layer Wednesday, a favourite challenge of mine, is back! This week Susan is challenging us to create one layer male cards - which fits in very nicely with my weekly series Masculine Monday! Today, I've been experimenting with my Borderlines set from the spring mini catalogue - come and see:


I started off with a neutral palette of Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze, colouring the rubber of the long stamp with my markers. I found the final result looked best if I coloured each tile in the pattern randomly. I'd chosen to get this set in clear mount and find it's so easy to position the images without using my stamp-a-majig. Here's a close-up of the pattern I made:


I love these muted shades and often wear clothes in them! I wanted to avoid too regimented a look so I took time choosing a sentiment...


...finally coming up with a combination of two stamps from the fabulous hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes. Having one word overlapping the pattern gave this one-layer card a bit of interest and dimension, and stamping it in Cajun Craze ink made it pop a little.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Borderlines, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Cajun Craze markers
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

I hope you've had a lovely weekend! Thank you for your good wishes for recovering our health; you'll be pleased to know that we're all much better now after a very quiet weekend. I've even had the time to enjoy my new carpet - although the trouble with having a new carpet is that it makes you realise that your whole house could do with a lick of paint! Oh a woman's work is never done!

Tomorrow is the start of Sale-a-bration and I shall be unveiling the gorgeous free items on offer! For every £45 you spend with me, you'll be able to choose one free stamp set or designer paper pack - so don't forget to get your wish lists ready!

See you tomorrow,



26 comments:

  1. Fabulous stamping, Vicky! Great guy card and your colour choices are perfect!:)

    Pleased to hear that you're all much better:) I love the smell of a new carpet, glad that you're enjoying yours. But don't go spilling paint on it!!

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  2. This is a great masculine card. I love the colours you have chosen and the clean and simple layout.

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  3. I really really like the pattern you created a lot! Have a fab day, Vicky!

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  4. Wonderful masculine card - there could be so many uses for this technique!
    Cheers, Karen

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  5. I just love this, I really struggle doing male cards.

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  6. I just love this, I really struggle doing male cards.

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  7. mmm, I'm having trouble getting past chocolate chip and crumb cake!!....love this yummy combo of colours Vicky and perfectly masculine too.
    My wishlist is ready and waiting ;)
    Jenny x

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  8. I love the colours, and Borderlines is one of those stamp sets that is easily overlooked, but really versatile :) Allie x

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  9. Great card Vicky and good choice of blokey colours. New carpet is my next thing to do now the decorating's been done.

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  10. Gorgeous earthy colours Vicky and perfect with your choice of card stock. I so enjoy colouring in stamps with the markers and it's so worth the effort when you get results like these !
    Jane x

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  11. Fabulous card and love the stamps...a great creation for a guy

    Anne

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  12. This is lovely, Vicky, I love these colours together. Once again, proving that simple is often best!

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  13. This is lovely Vicky. That set wasn't on my 'to order' list but IT IS NOW!!! Glad you're feeling better, I've got it now so off work and feeling sorry for myself - I really don't do sick!!
    M x

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  14. A Vicky - a great masculine card, lovely colours too. Glad to hear you are feeling better - hope it continues - Jacqueline xx

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  15. Brilliant! You rocked this challenge!

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  16. Great card for a guy Vicky, love the stamped border in these lovely shades.

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  17. This is great! Love the colors and the way you used this stamp and the sentiment!

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  18. Gorgeous card Vicky, I love the colours and stamped border.
    irene
    xxxx

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  19. Love the card and the colour scheme is beautifully subtle. Really want that set of stamps!
    Michelle x

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  20. It's a beautiful card-as usual!

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  21. Ooh Vicky my favourite colours! Aren't they just perfect together:) Love this idea for a male card,simple but effective. Glad you're all feeling better and enjoying your new carpet, bet you're all going bare foot:)
    Val x

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  22. This makes a lovely pattern and the colours are fab together. x

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  23. This is a great masculine card! I love the way you've colored the border stamp. I might have to try that soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Fabulous card Vicky and you stamped that with the aid of your stampa wotsa call it jig ! Clever you. great masculine card and love the muted tones.

    Marie

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  25. I just love the simplicity of your designs, which make for such fabulous ccards

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  26. Vicky, this is stunning. STUNNING! I love the colors, the layout, the way you did the sentiment...everything!

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