Monday 18 June 2012

Need for Speed male card

Hi folks - just popping in for Masculine Monday! It was my nephew's birthday recently and he is a big fan of cars, so the Need For Speed set was the obvious choice for his card. Come and have a look:

The first job was to swipe the edge of a Basic Grey ink pad over a piece of Whisper White card stock for 'speed stripes'. I topped it with a strip of textured card stock to represent asphalt and popped the car up on dimensionals - here's a close-up:

The car was stamped in Basic Grey ink, coloured with a Poppy Parade marker and cut out with my sharp paper snips.

I love this sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes and I couldn't resist adding those useful birds from Up, Up and Away!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Need For Speed, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Up Up and Away
Ink: Basic Grey, Poppy Parade marker
Card stockWhisper White, Basic Grey textured
Other: Paper snips, 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.

My hubby tells me he enjoyed Father's Day yesterday. He enjoyed a nice lie in before being presented with little edible gifts the children had organised and cards they'd made him. After a swim and a bike ride we took him out for dinner before returning home to watch a spot of football. Oh yes, European Cup fever has hit our house! My youngest son amused us when John Terry made a tackle during the England match on Friday. "Terry gets the ball," said the commentator and my son asked "Which Terry is that? Terry Wogan?" He's not previously been a football kind of guy!

See you tomorrow for something a bit more feminine!


  1. This stamp set makes for easy masculine cards, doesn't it? Great choice of colour too. Once again I've been 'catching up' on your blog entries as we've had no internet connection for the last few days - I didn't realise how much I used it until I couldn't! Helen (Sydney)

  2. Great card. I always like the little details you add to your cards.
    Any young man would love this card and we know red cars go faster.

  3. What a fab birthday card for I assume a teenage boy! Suitably understand and unmistakably masculine! I love the swipes from the ink pad and the little birds, they add so much to the scene.
    Aah, the dreaded football fever has hit this house too!

  4. Fabulous mans card how you have swipped the ink pad behind the card...
    Yes we had a fabulous day with Jenny Moors...cant wait until the next SU day.


  5. A fabulous card Vicky, and so perfect for a male card. The car is brilliant and the birds perfect.

  6. Need for speed brings me up to speed with your blog!! I love this for a masculine card. Defo on my wish list. x

  7. Hi Vicky,
    Your nephew would love this. So perfectly stamped and coloured. I love your special little added touches x

  8. fab card Vicky, would be ideal for males of any age! love the speedy stripes and the birds are inspired hugs Karen x

  9. Vicky this is great, and as a F1 fan it's great for girls too! I love the tyre marks!


  10. Great simple card - those birds are the perfect finishing touch! M x

  11. Hi vicky
    Love this card .... Gorgeous card for a man any age .... Love the lolly one ... You are amazing ...... I am not back into making any cards yet.... Still getting over my trip in the uk ... We had fabby time and the shop looks stunning.......
    Hugs sylvie ... Will put some pickies on my blog in the next couple of days ....

  12. If your going to have a sports has to be shiny and red!!! Love the speed lines...great idea to use the edge of the pad to make them :0)
    Football fever has definitely not hit our household thank fact we use it as an excuse to go out in the peace and quiet :0)
    Jenny x

  13. Fabulous car ! Love the poppy red perfect colour for this and the go faster stripes are so clever and you did them so well, I would have had smudges everywhere. Fantastic card for a guy strong and dynamic. Your son is a riot I would love to borrow him and steal all his little quips then right a book !



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