Paisley could be thought of as a bit frilly for men but I think teaming it with stripes gives it more of a masculine feel. I coloured the rubber on the images with markers before stamping them and cut them out with my sharp paper snips - which was surprisingly quick and easy!
My starting point for these cards was CAS-ual Fridays where the challenge is to make a clean and simple card using a pattern, an image and a sentiment. When I'd made this one I wasn't sure if it would count as there are two images on this card so I had to make another one!
I think I prefer this one anyway! I punched a circle out of a post it note and used it as a mask for my stripy background, added my cut-out paisley and finished with a sentiment using my stamp-a-majig to make sure it was straight. As I used a masking technique on this card, it can be my second entry into the Less is More challenge as my first wasn't as CAS as it could have been - oops sorry ladies!
Here's what you need to make today's cards:
Stamps: Spiced Paisley, Solid Stripes, retired sentiment
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Garden Green
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, 1 3/8" circle punch, paper snips, post it note, stamp-a-majig
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Every day is mother's day in my house as my lovely children are usually very good to me, but yesterday they all gave me handmade cards and there were some presents as well! My middle son drew me a personalised card and had bought me chocolates out of his own money - I was particularly touched that he remembered I love white ones. My youngest son gave me a flower he'd picked from the garden and a card with a poem he'd written inside. One of the lines was 'great cooker, sharp looker' and when I blushed and said I didn't think I could really be described as a sharp looker he said: "Oh yes you can Mummy - you can always tell when my room isn't tidy!" My daughter brought me coffee with her stunning scrapbook card - and what presentation! Can you see how beautifully colour coordinated everything is?
I am incredibly lucky to have my three wonderful children and I truly know it.
See you tomorrow,