Monday 4 July 2011

Masculine Monday – Plane and Simple again!

Good morning! I have another masculine card to share with you at the beginning of a new week and this one was inspired by the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays - to make a clean and simple masculine card using kraft card stock.

I love kraft (or Crumb Cake as it's deliciously called in the Stampin' Up world!) and use it quite a lot for both male and female cards. Today I teamed it with Basic Black ink and pewter hardware - come and see:

I stamped some of the images from Plane and Simple over the card front to make a background that reminds me of the brown paper bags you get from those classy gift shops! The edges of the card are sponged with Crumb Cake ink to define the design a little.

The sentiment has been stamped in Poppy Parade ink. I've discovered that this bright, orangey red works brilliantly with kraft card stock - it really pops! (Could this be why it's called Poppy Parade? Hmm. I suspect not!) Do you like the eyelet and twine embellishment? It's easy to set these gorgeous jumbo eyelets with a cropadile. I love the way it turned out and will definitely be using it again.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Plane and Simple
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Other: Jumbo Eyelets, linen thread
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

I hope you've had a good weekend. We've had our usual action-packed couple of days - I kitted my oldest son out with a whole new wardrobe as he seemed to have woke up one morning at least a foot taller; hacked the garden back so that we could actually get down the path; attended our local car boot sale and heroically managed to prevent my youngest son from impulse-buying everything there...

Thank you for dropping in today. I'll be back tomorrow so do pop back then if you have a minute.


  1. I love the sentiment in red, it just pops out at you and those jumbo eyelets! Must get me some of those. This card has a lovely feel to it Vicky.

  2. Brilliant card - such strong images and I really like the tag feeling with the eyelet and string!! Fab!

  3. Wow - love this, the black and white is just great. I thought it was a journal...great metal accent too. Always admiring your designs and enthusiasm.
    Thank you so much for visiting My Mojo Monthly and your encouraging words. I do hope you will be back soon to share one of your creations!

  4. Fab Guy's card Vicky and I love that giant eyelet too...just a perfect finishing touch :)
    Jenny x

  5. Vicky you've done it again, another fab male card!!!! I'm hoping to be back crafting soon and I'll be stopping by your blog for some of your fantastic inspiration.Cheers, Bev.x

  6. Ooooh I love this Vicky, and the eyelet just finishes it off. Perfect!!!
    Margaret x

  7. Oh I love this card, it definitely is masculine and the colours are great. A xx

  8. Oh fab card Vicky :o) Great stamps and the jumbo eyelet is the perfect touch for a male card. Lisa x

  9. That's a brilliant male card Vicky, you clever girl, Gay xxx

  10. Great masculine card just love all that black ink and love the addition of the eyelet , perfect.


  11. Terrific masculine card. Love the detail.
    Hugs, Sandra

  12. Oh I love your card...that background is wonderful and the masculine details are perfect...What a great card!

  13. Fabulous! So, so masculine!

  14. Great guy card Vicky, and love the butch eyelet.

  15. Another great card Vicky sorry going backwards catching up Luv Sue x

  16. Awesome work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  17. Oh my! What amazing images you've showcased here! Love your layout and the black ink on the kraft CS. Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  18. Love the way you combined all those vintage manly images, Vicky. Great masculine card! Someday I'm going to pop over to visit you, because a "car boot sale" sounds like great fun! :)


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