Monday 13 February 2012

Masculine Monday Borderline circles

Good morning! I hope you've had a lovely weekend. Mine improved a great deal since the frozen pipes incident on Saturday and I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who left messages of support. I'm starting the week with a masculine card as usual and today I've been inspired by Susan's challenge at One Layer Wednesday: to make a one-layer card with at least 5 circles in it. Hmm, I had to think about this one for a little while but I'm quite pleased with the result. Come and see:

The design started with the 'happy' wrapped around the brown circle outline, which is part of a stamp from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set. (This is why I always recommend markers - they give you the ability to pick out any portion of an image you want and that makes your stamps work so much harder.) I sponged in the green circle using a mask made with a punch and added the blue circle which is a stamp I made by running spare bits of rubber from a new stamp set through my Big Shot with the Fun Flowers Bigz die.

The dotty leaf is from Borderlines and is stamped within the brown circle outline using the mask again. Finally I added the 'Birthday' and grounded the design with a pierced line using the template from my mat pack - more circles!  Oh - and I rounded the bottom corners too to fit in with the rounded theme!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Borderlines, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Early Espresso markers, mat pack, paper piercer, corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
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It's half term here so I have my lovely children and their friends popping in and out which always makes me happy. Naturally this means that I'm running a full-time soup kitchen and my chauffeur duties have intensified but I shall back with more crafting fun tomorrow! Hope to see you then,



  1. You're great at thinking outside the box, and adapting things to suit, Vicky. I love how you achieved your circles. Such a lovely card and a great take on the challenge.

    I'm pleased to hear that you haven't had any more frozen pipes, and you enjoyed the rest of your weekend:)

  2. Fab male birthday card Vicky, love the simple design!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  3. Brilliant card - perfect for a guy! Lovely soft colours and lots of circles too!

    Pleased to hear that the frozen pipes are gone! Take care xx

  4. Lovely birthday card for a guy simple but stunning


  5. This is perfect Vicky, simple but so effective. Glad you're weekend improved!
    M x

  6. A really gorgeous card making great use of lots of different types of circles!

  7. It's half term here too Vicky, so I'm enjoying a nice week of doing nothing(not) hopefully might get some crafting done.

    Love your card it's just perfect for a man, (I always struggle with men's cards.)

    Enjoy your week

    Vicki x

  8. Love your composition. The overlapping circles are fab especially the cured Happy. Enjoy half term. x

  9. Hello Vicky

    Your card is gorgeous I love the concept and colours. The little branch in the circle is brilliant.

  10. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous mans card...very nice .....
    hugs Sylvie
    Keep warm.Sunny here bit bit nippy only 13degs today

  11. This is pure GENIUS Vicky. I love it. xxx

  12. That's some clever stamping Vicky, I love the design and the colours make it perfect for a guy but could easily be changed for a girlie version too :0)
    So glad the cold weather has gone for now but an open house soup kitchen sounds yummy :0)
    Jenny x

  13. Another gorgeous card. Love the subtle colours.
    Glad your pipe problem is sorted. Have a good week. Michelle x x

  14. Beautiful use of circles, Vicky! I have a circle set that I need to use more but can't figure out how. LOL

  15. A fab CAS design Vicky, and the fresh but subtle co lours work so well in this circle design.

  16. This is brilliant, Vicky, I must admit I looked at the challenge, but it had me stumped!

  17. A lovely simple but beautiful and effective card Vicky

  18. I love your circles, Vicky. The paper piercing is fabulous. Ann Y.


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