Monday 27 February 2012

Masculine Monday using Nature's Nest

Good morning and welcome to my weekly Masculine Monday post! Have you seen this fabulous sketch over at the Clean and Simple Stamping blog this week? I got quite excited by it and can see it being a frequently-used sketch for all sorts of cards, but today I used it for a male birthday card. Come and see:

I really like the colour scheme that happened when I made this card! I like to check pictures when I'm colouring a 'real' thing like this peacock feather and noticed that there can be a mustard or caramel coloured bit on them. I love the effect with the Pacific Point and Garden Green. Here's a close- up of that gorgeous feather...

... and you might also notice that gorgeous Basic Grey textured card stock - I love this stuff! I added a strip of More Mustard card stock to tie in with the mustard bits in the stamping.

Here's my sentiment! I used my stamp-a-majig to put various parts of four different stamps together to make this message. Do you like how 'handwritten' it looks? Some of the fonts already looked quite scribbled so I wrote over the others to make them look less 'printed'. I wanted a little swirl at the end and was SO happy to discover this one in the Petite Pairs sentiment set!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Nature's Nest, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set), Petite Pairs
Ink: Pacific Point, Garden Green, More Mustard, Soft Suede markers
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, More Mustard, Basic Grey textured
Other: Stamp-a-majig
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My youngest son sometimes makes me a cup of coffee if he thinks of it - he's just done it now! I didn't get any biscuits on this occasion but, as he placed the cup in front of me, he said: "Mummy - what do you call a man who likes a biscuit with his tea?" I told him I didn't know and he gave me a grin. "Duncan!" he said triumphantly. Where does he get his jokes?!!

Talking of jokes, I'm in a punning mood tomorrow! Hope you can come and join me!



  1. That's a fabulous take on the sketch Vicky. The slim More Mustard layer is terrific! It goes so well with the Basic Gray and Naturals Ivory.

  2. Love your take on the sketch, and how you combined the different word stamps. Well done!
    Cheers, Karen

  3. I have never thought to use a feather on a masculine card, but it looks terrific and the colours are spot on! Helen (Sydney)

  4. Love the colouring on the feather Vicky. Just stunning! Great use od sentiments too!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. Great card - I do like the peacock feather - super colours.

    I think your lad is a budding "Tim Vine"!!!

  6. This is fantastic, Vicky! I especially love the textured card ... very cool touch for this very cool card! Hugs xxx

  7. What a gorgeous peacock feather and terrific sentiment! I'm still chuckling at your son's joke (oh dear!). Reminds me of the old classic 'what do you call a man with no shins?' 'Tony'

  8. A beautiful card Vicky with such a stunning feather. I love the touch of Mustard, and the mix of stamps.

  9. A good bet he gets them from his mother !!!! Great joke fantastic card and beautiful colouring.


  10. The feather looks fab and I love the coloured sentiment. x

  11. Does your son know this one?
    What do you call a man with a seagull on his head?
    Cliff ! (groan)

    Superb card Vicky, loving that feather stamp and so clever of you to combine all the different sentiments.

  12. Gosh that feather stamp is absolutely gooorgeous, I love the way you have coloured it.

  13. Great card, Vicky. I love the colour combo on your sentiment and the gorgeous peacock feather.

    Still smiling at your son's joke. I can just picture the scene - LOL!

  14. Love the simplicity of this card Vicky...lovely


  15. Love this Vicky - perfect man's card
    M x

  16. I love love love everything about this card. The layers, colours, stamp choices... it is perfect! I've never tried stamping with markers, but seeing the amazing, colourful results you get I think I might have to try it! M x

  17. I love the way you've used the sketch Vicky, peacock feathers are so trendy this year too! I like the way you've made the sentiment up with multiple stamps too :0)
    Jenny x

  18. I love your take on the sketch, Vicky. I think you're a real pro with the stamp-a-majig, too, putting four different sentiments together. :) Congrats on your ColourQ win. :) Ann Y.

  19. Love love love this Vicky, I LOVE that cardstock too that feather is beautiful and love how you have done the sentiment

  20. I love how you "hand wrote" the sentiment and the colors and layout of the feather!

  21. Hi Vicky:0) Brilliant feather card, love peacock feathers and yours is beautiful!
    Your son learns fast and that was really quite funny LOL Gay xxx


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