Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Fabulous florets for a male card?

And why not?! I love the size of the leaf in Fabulous Florets and it works perfectly for an autumnal swirl.  Come and have a look:


The leaf is stamped randomly on the diagonal and coloured using my aquapainter and inks - I had such fun with those holly leaves yesterday that I couldn't resist carrying on!


The little punches from the punch packs are great for making little nicks in the side of card stock to hold ribbon or twine in place. On this card, linen thread is wound round the nicks and tied it in a basic knot. I added a popped-up leaf for a bit of interest and swiped the edges of the card stock with my Whisper White craft ink.


The sentiment is a lovely clean one from For My Family - the perfect set for personalising cards. I stamped it in versamark ink first, then straight into the Pumpkin Pie ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. By the way, if you're quick, you won't need the versamark if you're stamping with the new style ink pads - the pads still contain water-based dye ink but because you get more ink on the rubber, it stays wet enough to emboss.

I'm entering this card in the CASual Fridays challenge where they're looking for CAS male cards; and it's also for Make My Monday which has started a month of Autumn challenges - this week's is to use kraft and twine.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, For My Family
Ink: Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie classic inks, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Other: Versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, aquapainter, Itty Bitty punch pack, linen thread, stamp-a-majig
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On Monday, my husband, my youngest son and I went to a local fireworks display together (yes, that's right, they've been to two this year!) For those that don't know about Bonfire Night, it's an event held every year on the 5th November to celebrate the fact that the Houses of Parliament weren't blown up in 1605. Towns and villages all over Great Britain hold firework displays and although we've all pretty much forgotten why we do this after 400 years, it's a great excuse for communities to get together. It was a lovely, crisp, clear night and we had a great time - although there was a tricky moment halfway through when my husband's booming voice was heard to say: "It's not so bad this year, is it?!" Honestly, I can't take him anywhere!

Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow and I've got a much more feminine card to show you using a set that I'm absolutely head over heels with... See you then,

20 comments:

  1. Another really lovely CAS card, Vicky:) I love how you wound the twine around and your popped up leaf. Very rustic looking x

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  2. Hi Vicki ! Love the simple elegance of your card. Great idea to use one small stamp to create the image on a diagonal. Beautiful coloring as well. Love your style. The Holly card is beautiful too ! Take care, Shirleyx

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  3. Great work as usual Vicki- this would make a nice sympathy card too

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  4. btw...did you see my "Three HOUR Thursday blog feature? Lol!

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  5. Lovely CAS card for a man Vicky great colours...

    Anne

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  6. This is lovely, Vicky, I'm loving playing with leaves atm as I've just bought Gently Falling and French Foliage. The new in colours work really well on this card. I am fascinated by the texture of the ink pads!

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  7. Lovely card Vicky - another see to put on my wish list!

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  8. I love the colours and the leafy-ness of this autumnal card. Definitely a winner for a male birthday. xxx

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  9. Brilliant as usual Vicky, love the popped up leaf, great male card!
    Val x

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  10. I love how you've coloured the leaves Vicky and the different textures are gorgeous :) Sarah x

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  11. A really beautiful clean and simple card Vicky. The leaves are gorgeous and love the way you added the twine.
    Thanks for joining us at MMM this week and lovely to have you with us again.
    Fliss xx

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  12. fab CAS card, love those leaves! beautifully coloured and i love the texture from the twine/thread! x

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  13. Lovely CAS design Vicky, I love the warm tone of the card base with the green ink stamped leaves, a lovely card.

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  14. Love the use of white for edging and you're leaves are gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at MMM!!!

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  15. This is beautiful Vicky. The gently falling leaves are perfect for a man or a woman!

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  16. gorgeous card with these autumn colours. I love it!

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  17. Beautifully CAS and perfect for our Autumn Supplies challenge over on MMM - thanks so much for joining in this week - Jacqueline xx

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  18. Hi Vicky!! Your card is beautiful AND handsome...love the out of the box leaf ...and the coloring is sooo nice!! SWEET!! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week and sharing your wonderful creativity:)!!

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  19. Hi Vicky, so glad to see you again at MMM with this fabulous CAS card. I love the escaping leaf! hopping over the twine
    Suzi B x

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  20. Stunning as always, simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

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