Saturday 15 February 2014

Rev up the Fun for a boy

I am one of those weirdo types that likes making cards for males, so I got all fired up when I saw the Less is More Masculine challenge today. I've been wanting to ink up Stampin' Up's Rev Up the Fun set for a while now and this was the perfect opportunity! Come and see:

I masked off the left side of the card before stamping the car from the set repeatedly in various shades of blue and grey. This design relies on the stamp-a-majig for accurate stamping and, if you've always wanted to know how to use one of these, my video tutorial will be out next Thursday - so watch out for that! (If you'd like to see my other video tutorials, click here.)

When I'd finished stamping, I removed the mask and drew a line with my Island Indigo marker using a ruler for a neat finish. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on a strip of Island Indigo card stock and attached to the card. TIP: If you want nice, neat heat embossing, wipe an embossing buddy over your card stock before stamping to take away the static build up.

I've just got time to link this card up with CASology's Bold challenge which is finishing tomorrow and it'll also be my second entry at Crafty Cardmakers where the theme is It's A Man's World.

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I hope you enjoyed Valentines Day. We spent the evening dining at home although to be honest it seemed more like Halloween with candles flickering in the draught and us yelling at each other over the noise of the howling wind!

But then again, what's good enough for Morticia and Gomez is certainly good enough for us! One of my many favourite Addams family quotes:

Morticia: Gomez.
Gomez: Querida?
Morticia: Last night you were unhinged. You were like some desperate, howling demon. You frightened me. Do it again!

See you soon,


  1. Absolutely great male card. I like the colours you chose to use.

    Hope you're keeping safe in your part of the world.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. FABULOUS male card, love it and the layout and colours. The many men in my family would love this.

    You did make me laugh with the Adams family quote. Weren't they great LOL.

  3. Ooooh I really love this! That image is amazing and the colours are just perfect

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  4. Well I won`t call you a wierdo Vicky not when you make cards this good. You make multi stamping look so easy.
    Lynne xxx

  5. Vicky this is a really clever bit of positioning, I'm looking forward to watching your tutorial. Great masculine card.
    Thanks for joining Less is More's masculine challenge this week
    Guest "Less is More"

  6. Love the cool colour palette you've used here. Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

  7. Oops - that last one should have said "CASology". Thank you for joining us at CASology. Although we'd love to see you at the Card Concept too! lol!

  8. You always do rock the masculine cards, Vicky! Love the different blues and the great feeling of movement. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  9. Fantastic male card Vicky, I'm looking forward to your tutorial, you're positioning is spot on, Cathy x

  10. Wow! Striking card. I will be watching your vidoe as I have a Stampamajig but have no idea how to use it. I am a hopeless stamper to begin with. I waste a lot of paper to get one good image. Hopefully it will help me!

    Great masculine card.

  11. Fabulous card as usual Vicky! Have a good weekend
    Margaret x

  12. Hi Vicky oh this is gorgeous I love the stamps how cool!!!
    Vic x

  13. What fab colours - they work so well!! Love the effect you have achieved. Thanks for sharing it for my challenge at CCM&M. Cxxx

  14. Great cars for male Vicky and love your colours....


  15. Excellent card Vicky xx Jan

  16. Love the colours can see i must invest in that smoky slate one! and really fab male card ! x

  17. Great design and super stamping Vicky!
    What a great card for a chap!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  18. Great card for a guy Vicky.... Inspiring as always!

  19. Another fab card, Vicky, I always think cards for men are trickier but you have nailed it!
    Were you a howling demon? Blimey, bet your husband had a Valentine's Day to remember then! xxx

  20. Love all the shades of blue. Such a great effect. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  21. Promptly pinned! Fabulous! So glad you could join us at CASology this week!

  22. That is some seriously awesome stamping! Great 'guy' card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More - Cindy

  23. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

  24. Hello Vicky, your card is fantastic! Love the shades of blue and the layout...also very straight and masculine.

  25. Super cool design and love the mix of colours too Vicky :0)

  26. Great card with a fab colour scheme. Precision perfect stamping too!


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