Monday 20 August 2012

I'm finding the gorgeous Up Up and Away stamp set so useful for male cards as well as pretty much any occasion you might care to mention! It's Masculine Monday as always at the start of the week and today I have a birthday card to show you - come and have a look:

I scored a frame on my Crumb Cake card base before attaching my framed balloon to the card front. Let's zoom in and have a closer look:

You get two frames in the Designer Frames embossing folder pack and this is one of them. I cut it out with my sharp paper snips and painted in a sky with Pool Party ink and my aquapainter, then sponged a little Crumb Cake ink round the frame. The sentiment and the birds were stamped into the frame and I popped the balloon up on dimensionals and added the streamer.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Up Up and Away
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Card stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Other: Markers, Designer Frames embossing folder, Simply Scored, 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. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. The set is also available to buy for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.

Balloons can be very male can't they - last week I was talking to my daughter about a piece of poetry, while surrounded by males making a racket. "I am trying to appreciate the beauty of the language," she said. " But unfortunately my brothers are making noises like a balloon going down!"

Thanks for popping in today - I'll be back tomorrow!


  1. Yes, this would make a great card for a guy, Vicky. I love your balloon which looks as though it caught some bunting as it was taking off. Lovely sky, too x

  2. Hi Vicky
    Your card is so clever and has some lovely design elements. Love the inspiration you give. Helen (Melb. ps Hanging out for the Summer in Melb's been freezing here!

  3. Great card Vicky. Love the framed scene!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. Simply lovely Vicky! Love the delicately painted sky, and balloon.

  5. Fantastic use of the embossed frame with this fun balloon!

  6. This is gorgeous Vicky, love the shadow effect on the balloon - Jacqueline xx

  7. Super male card and I love the embossed frame x

  8. Fab male card Vicky, great theme I love the antiqued frame:)
    Val x

  9. fab as always! you coudl enter that into CR84Fn this week as its the spot on colours ;-)

  10. What a fun scene you've made, Vicky! Great job on the sky and the balloon and red sentiment really pop!

  11. Darling card, Vicky! I love that embossed frame!

  12. Way cute, and have to agree with everyone else great boys card!

  13. Hi vicky
    Fabulous card .... Love thst stamp set....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  14. This a fabulous card for the males !What a lovely little scene :) x

  15. The embossed frame is the perfect setting for the balloon and sky, great masculine card :0)
    Jenny x

  16. Lovely card Vicky. I love your shading to add dimension. x


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