Thursday 29 May 2014

Cards for the cave man in your life!

Okay, I admit it - I am well and truly addicted to Eye-catching Ikat now! As well as all those subtle backgrounds and stylised florals, I'm finding it perfect for man cards too - and today you get two of them! Come and see:

My ikat design was stamped in gorgeous, earthy colours that a cave man might have daubed with - and it's definitely got a primal cave art feel, don't you agree?  I mounted it with dimensionals on a piece of Soft Suede card stock and placed a panel over the top with an aperture cut into it using one of my square framelit dies. Cutting the aperture slightly larger than the ikat design creates a 'reveal' (ie it allows you to see a border of the Soft suede mount.) I'll be linking this card up with Less is More where the theme this week is Die Cuts.

When making the first card I had cut a piece off my stamped ikat panel, so I thriftily made a second card with the off cut. This time I mounted the ikat on top of a piece of core'dinations card stock.

What do you think of this cute little embellishment? I used my Essentials piercing template to make four holes and threaded linen twine through it in a kiss :) Since this card was made with bits and bobs, I shall link up with Pixie's Snippets Playground.

• Eyecatching Ikat is one of three gorgeous photopolymer stamp sets you can choose as a free gift - get one with every £60 you spend! Offer ends TOMORROW and these sets won't be available after that! Click here for details.

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I'm too excited to say and chat today because I'm so big with news I could burst! All will be revealed tomorrow so do check back here then!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Hi Vicky
    Stunning card... Love the colours....
    Whats this news... I wont sleep tonight....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  2. Looks amazing Vicky!
    It certainly suits the colours you chose!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Two fabulous cards. I missed out on that set as they said it was unavailable when I ordered last week:-(

    1. Oh no - it was only temporarily unavailable Sue - but there's still time! x

  4. Great colours and style, loving the mini embellishment too.
    thanks for sharing Vicky
    Less is More

  5. Your Ikat stamped background is gorgeous - looks like fabric - and I love the colours. Can't wait to find out your news!!

  6. Fab card Vicky looks like tribal art! Looking forward to hearing your news:)
    Val x

  7. Its always difficult making cards for men, but this is stunning Vicky! Love the colour combination too. I shall have to drop by your blog tomorrow to find out the news! Jackie xx

  8. Fab card Vicky - as always you add a different dimension to a stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration! Nx

  9. Gorgeous cards Vicky - and genius to add the little kiss!

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. great card vicky
    Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  11. Sorry to be so late commenting on the die cut challenge
    What a super creation Vicky!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer


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