Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Pinstriped Fine Feathers

During my wanderings around Blogland (yes, that bewildered-looking lady is me!) I've been noticing loads of great challenges. Make My Monday, for example, has a fabulous Pink and Black colour challenge this week and then there's Addicted to CAS where the cue word is Masculine. Are you wondering how on earth those two challenges would go together? Well come and have a look:


I've been inspired by the popular 'dark suit with a pink shirt' look for men! The background paper is the stripe in Pink Pirouette from the Subtles Patterns designer paper stack, stamped on in black with the fabulous Fine Feathers stamp set. These Patterns stacks come in all the Stampin' Up colour families and the in-colours too, and there are four monochromatic designs in each colour. They're brilliant for stamping on as well as for using as decorative paper in its own right.


To keep the card CAS I needed a very simple, bold sentiment. This one is from the Essentials stamp set in the spring/summer mini catalogue, punched out with a circle punch and matted onto a slightly larger black circle using dimensionals. Three strands of bakers twine add a little extra interest.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fine Feathers, Essentials (sentiment)
Ink: Black stazon
Card stock: Basic Black, scrap of Whisper White
Other: Subtles Patterns designer paper stack, 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, white bakers twine
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Just in case you remain unconvinced about pink for a guy, I spotted an amusing story in the Mail Online recently (there was obviously no news that day!) which claimed that men who wear pink shirts 'earn £1,000 a year more than those who don't' and 'tend to be confident and get more compliments from female colleagues'. Hmmm. As a final test, I asked my husband how he'd feel if I gave him the card. "I'd be pleased," he said looking at it. "But it's not my birthday..."

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow and I'll be back with a fast card. Hope to see you then!

18 comments:

  1. Love your feathers, Vicky. They do look lovely stamped onto the pink striped paper.

    I still haven't managed to get my man to wear pink. The nearest is a peach and navy check. Although, he did admire a mauve sweater in M&S.....which surprised me! xq

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  2. Lovely card Vicky and perfect for a guy and colours I wouldn't have put together for a make card but it works...great little stamp set

    Anne

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  3. I've never thought of pink for a male card but this really works! Lovely card

    Jane

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  4. Great card and love the idea behind it too. Like seeing men in pink and black. Over at Anything Goes Challenge blog we have a new challenge which would suit you if you want to enter.......Make it Manly. Hope to se you there if you fancy joing us
    Carol xx

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  5. I love pink and black together whoever wears it but the pinstripes really make this a guys card along with those beautifully arranged feathers. Off to Marks and Sparks for a pink shirt for Hubby now :0)
    Jenny x

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  6. A gorgeous card Vicky - love the striped paper effect - not sure i could get Clive to wear pink though! - Jacqueline xx

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  7. Awesome job, Vicky. I totally get the pink shirt and black suit and love that it inspired you!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

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  8. Beautiful Vicky, I love the addition of twine.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  9. My hubby has had a pink tie, does that count :)
    Love this, those feathers are working well.

    I may have to case your feather cards, at least try too LOL.

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  10. Loving your feather makes Vicky, the black on pink is so sophisticated. Can't remember if l commented on yesterday's make but l loved that one too. Think I was blog hopping in bed and the next minute was waking with the alarm clock, sorry about that.

    I love a well dressed man, especially if they introduced themselves as 007 or Mr Beckham lol

    xxx

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  11. Love how you've stamped onto DP Vicky, those stamps look great! Thank you for joining us at ATCAS.

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  12. This is lovely Vicky, I've never seen anyone stamp on the dsp before and it really works! Great masculine card (and we all need those!)

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  13. This is a lovely card Vicky-i like it,it's another lovely colour combo-and what a fabby set those feathers are! Nessa xx

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  14. My husband wears lots of pink shirts and is very masculine I think i had better enquire about his finances ! I think its fabulous and love how you combined the pink stripes with the gorgeous feathers simply sensational. Thanks so much Vicky for joining us again at ATCAS and good luck.

    Marie

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  15. I love the pink and black together and how you have stamped the feathers directly on the DSP. Thanks for playing at ATCAS this week! :)

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  16. Just gorgeous Vicky. The feathers look fabulous against the pale pink and love the simplicity of the embellishing.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM pink and black challenge.
    Fliss xx

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  17. Lovely card Vicky, such a delicate shade of pink just like a feather light and airy :)
    I love men who can wear pink!
    Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B x

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