Monday, 2 April 2012

Masculine Monday age card

Good morning - happy Monday! And it really is a happy Monday - first because it's the Easter holidays and I have my family with me, and second, because Stampin' Up have carried on offering freebies for orders of £45 or more! Sale-a-bration might be over but there are some wonderful free paper packs up for grabs this month - scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the ranges available!

For those looking for masculine inspiration, I've come up with a card today that's useful not just for males but for anyone of any age or gender really! Come and see:


The card base is Island Indigo, one of the gorgeous in colours, and I've run it through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for a bit of texture. The banner has been scored at each long edge before snipping the ribbon tail out with a square punch. I stamped the candles from Create a Cupcake - yes that's right, I've made a masculine card with Create a Cupcake! (And I can see from the photo that they're not quite straight... Oh dear, moving swiftly on then...)


Do you like how dimensional my number is? I cut out four number fives using my Timeless Type Junior alphabet die set which also contains numbers as well as other useful shapes. Sticking the numbers on top of each other creates this chipboard effect which I love. The top one was cut from Whisper White and coloured with a Tempting Turquoise marker, the bottom three were Not Quite Navy to give this two-tone look.


Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, retired sentiment
Ink: Basic Grey
Card stock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
Other: Brights markers, Timeless Type Junior alphabet, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. And don't forget to add a free pack of designer paper if your order is £45 or more (Offer limited to one pack per qualifying order).

I'll leave you to drool over the gorgeous designer paper ranges on offer this month. See you tomorrow!








25 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous rich colour for your base card, Vicky. Super embossing and I love the design you came up with...very inspirational...I love it! xx

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  2. CAS perfection Vicky, love the two tone effect on the chipboard...never thought of using darker shades underneath!
    Loving the holidays too......I'm sitting in bed with a cup of tea blog surfing whilst the kiddos sleep in :0)
    Jenny x

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  3. Fab card Vicki. Love how you've used the candles from the create a cupcake set! The dimensional '5' looks great too!
    Enjoy your easter holidays with the children.
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  4. Vicky what a great card love how you have used the candle stamp

    Anne

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  5. Great card Vicky - I love how you made your number, it's a fab 2 tone look - Jacqueline xx

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  6. Terrific number 5 card there Vicky. Have a great Easter break with the family xxx

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  7. Great card Vicky, your candles look fine to me - I tried to do a row of candles on a card on Saturday and gave up!! Thanks for the tip about the numbers it looks really good.
    M x

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  8. Good morning to you Vicky, I love your masculine cards and this is a fab example! The 5 is simply brilliant, thanks for the tip, love the banner too, Gay xx

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  9. Hi Vicky
    Love this simple card ..... Love the letter idea .... You are amazing Vicky with your ideas......
    Hugs Sylvie xxxxx

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  10. Really good card that is easy to change depending who the recipient is. I have long ago given up trying to line up candles, letters etc and now deliberatly stamp them higgerly piggerly. Enjoy the Easter break with your family. Helen (Sydney)

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  11. What a great card and perfect for all ages. Enjoy your holidays with the children x x

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  12. A super card Vicky, would be fab for all ages, love how you've layered up the number. xx

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  13. Straight or not those little candles are adorable and Island Indigo is a great colour for a masculine card base!

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  14. Morning Vicky love this design and the colour combo:)
    Val x

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  15. Another stunner, love how you did the number.I am sure that the recipient isn't going to notice that the candles aren't straight!
    L x

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  16. Love your fake chipboard idea! This is a really versatile card, as you say. It's amazing what a difference some embossing will make.

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  17. What a great idea for a little boy or a big boy! I love the thick number and the bright colors and candles.

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  18. Hello Vicky

    I love your male card jsuch a brilliant idea.
    irene
    xxxx

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  19. Absolutely love this simple, cheerful card. And that two-tone layered die cut trick is fab, too!

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  20. This is gorgeous - so simple and yet striking - and perfect for a 'man' card! M x

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  21. fab card, Vicky! Love those candles. Don't worry, I've packed my thermals!

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  22. The blue card is very striking, did'nt notice the wonky candles until you mentioned it! Love all those paper ranges. (they should make wallpaper with some of them!)

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  23. This is a fabulous design, Vicky. Simple and striking. Ann Y.

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  24. Lovely card, a great cas design.

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  25. Terific card Vicky n a great idea for young or old Luv Sue x

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