Monday, 23 April 2012

Postage Stamp punch male card

Good morning! It's time to start the week with a male card as usual and today I've been inspired by the Make My Monday challenge with the month's theme of Male Cards and this week featuring Birds or Animals. Come and see:


Yes, I just had to use my Postage Stamp punch again - I love it to bits! (By the way, this punch won't be available after the end of this month so, if you love it as much as I do, don't miss it!) I sponged ink into a mask made by snipping a square out of a post it note and stamped a bird before removing the mask. The Postage Stamp punch was positioned over the inked square and it was cut out. Here's a close up:


You may recognise the layout as being this fabulous sketch at CAS-ual Fridays. I wasn't sure what to make of it at first but there are all sorts of possibilities!



Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Nature Walk, Young Vermillion, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Other: Postage Stamp punch, sponge daubers, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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My daughter has picked up a new word while reading the Sunday Times Style magazine. I found this out when I suggested that she might feel more in control of her life if she were to tidy her room. "Just look at all your clothes everywhere!" I said. "Oh that's not a mess," she said. "That's my floordrobe!"

Thanks for dropping in today. I shall be back tomorrow with a 21st birthday card so do come and have a look if you have a minute.

Hugs,



40 comments:

  1. Simply elegant and beautiful Vicky! Love the bird stamp, and it looks fab in these muted tones.

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  2. I love this card simple but classy, great colour combo

    Anne

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  3. Great way to use the postage stamp punch..love it:-) Helen (M)

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  4. Great minds think a like. I used the postage stamp for this sketch too!

    I like your birds on the stamps looking towards each other and the subtle blue behind them. Looks super on the Crumb Cake and the layering.

    Hee Hee better not tell my daughter that word, she has a permanent floordrobe! x

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  5. Love your take on a masculine card. I always find them hard to do but this looks great. You'd think with 4 males in my household I would have figured this out by now! Son #2 also lives in a room with a floordrobe. Helen (Sydney)

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  6. A card very simple and so elegant!

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  7. This is lovely, Vicky, so sweet and simple but I can't take my eyes off it! And 'floordrobe,' for goodness sake, whatever next! (Wish I'd thought of it!)

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  8. A great masculine card Vicky - and so quick off the mark. Thanks for joining in again at MMM.
    These 'floordrobes' must be all the rage as my daughter has two. One at uni and one left behind at home upon her departure this weekend!
    Jacqueline xx

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  9. Fab looking male card.

    Floordrobe . . . I must remember that for the HUSBAND! xxx

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  10. Love the blue against the crumb cake cardstock Vicky it really pops! That punch looks really versatile.
    Must remember that new word my son follows that practice! Just seen him arrive down with a large basket of washing, which he does himself:)
    Val x

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  11. As ever, I love this card vicky, its understated, stylish, eyecatching and perfect for a man.
    My 18 year old daughter also has a floordrobe,...and a chairdrobe and a bedrobe it would seem!!
    Louise x

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  12. Great card Vicky - the sketch was made for that punch!
    I still have a bit of a floordrobe going on - never grew out of it ;-)

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  13. Another fab male card, Vicky you are a star!! The floordrobe is a wonderful tag, my son's a floordrobe artist, I've never seen a better one!! Things go missing never to be seen again! You lot must have your own dictionary, a wonderful volume I'll bet LOL Gay xxx

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  14. A fabulous male card Vicky, simple but so effective. I love the postage stamp idea,
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  15. The postage stamp punch was just made for this challenge and you've made a brilliant job with it as always Vicky. Really like this sketch but lacked inspiration and time. Doesn't every teenager have a floordrobe ? I know I did.

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  16. I love your design, Vicky! This is fabulous!

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  17. WOW! I just love everything about this card: the colors, the white edging, the birds, the stamp shapes... I'm always inspired after visiting your blog.

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  18. LOVE this....I may case this for a sample for my club girls tomorrow! TFS!

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  19. Another lovely card Vicky - you never cease to amaze me with your ideas!
    M x

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  20. Another card to love Vicky, cor! you don't alf come up trumps day after day, love the colour combo of this too and the fact that it is only the head of the birds, never have thought of using just their heads.

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  21. What a fab card! Perfect for anyone, and you have found so many uses for the postage stamp punch. x x

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  22. A floordrobe!! Sounds like most teenagers rooms have got one!!! I bet Ikea could run with that idea :0)
    Love your two bird postage stamps, they work brilliantly for the sketch..... Can't wait to receive mine :0)
    Jenny x

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  23. Floordrobe I love it ! Nearly as much I as I love this wonderful card. The stamps and stamping are magnificent and the punch really showcases beautifully these gorgeous birds.

    Marie

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  24. Oh Vicky this is gorgeous! I love how you're always finding new ways to use that punch :) Sarah xx

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  25. Hi Vicky love this card its stunning and so elegant Luv Sue x

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  26. Super idea for the sketch, Vicky!

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  27. OH...MY...WORD. Vicky, this is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE the use of shading/sponging and the black bird images. And to punch them out...for a CAS card. This is awesome! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

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  28. Love your young vermillion postage stamps, Vicky. The blue on crumb cake looks great. Another card that would be perfect for a guy:)

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  29. What a handsome card! I love the birds as postage stamps!

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  30. I've just saved this idea to my reading list as I absolutely must try this combination of postage stamp and vermillion... a gorgeous card!

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  31. Stunning ...simplicity at its best. Love the white highlighting around the edging of the card. Thank you for entering the MMM challenge again! Suzanne :)

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  32. Vicky I love this! CAS and perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  33. I love this Vicky, may pinch this idea when I have to make the dreaded male cards :) Viv xx

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  34. Floordrobe!! Brilliant!

    And your card is brilliant too. Those birds are perfect in those little stamps. :)

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  35. Wow! Looks like this card is definitely among the favorites-one of mine too! Great job.

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  36. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  37. Simply beautiful. CAS perfection.
    I'm so glad you joined us this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)

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  38. Somewhat late with my commenting this week Vicky.
    A really lovely clean and simple design and just love those bird postage stamps.
    Thanks for joining in over at MMM this week and good luck wishes to you.
    Fliss xx

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