Monday, 21 October 2013

Masculine Birthday

Hi there

Tonight I thought I would share with you a card I made last week but couldn't share until now in case the recipient saw it!

I really struggle with making cards for men so I'm not completely happy with this one but thought I'd share it anyway.

I used a few stamp sets from Clearly Besotted Stamps for this one.  I started with a white panel cut smaller than the card base and repeatedly stamped the chevron design to create the background.  Next I stamped the parcel, balloon and tag and die cut these with their matching dies.  I stamped the balloon string onto the background before mounting the parcel and balloon on top.  I then tied some ribbon (this was the hanging ribbon taken from one of my jumpers!) around the tag before mounting this on 3D foam.  I smothered the balloon in Glossy Accents to give it lots of shine, I remembered this after seeing this fab card by Michelle Short at The Card Grotto.  Unfortunately, as I'm far too impatient, I touched the balloon before it was dry (when will I ever learn?!) and ended up with a lovely finger print on it so I smothered a second layer over the top which did the trick and then left it overnight to dry!
I really must try more masculine cards, no matter how hard I try I never really end up liking them, they're just not pretty enough! :D
Materials used:
  • Stamps & Dies: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Basic Chevrons, Make a Wish and Tag Along
  • Ink: Versa Color - Cement, Indigo and Pacific; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Ranger - Glossy Accents
  • Cardstock, dew drops and ribbon from stash
That's all for now folks.  Thanks so much for dropping by, your visits and comments are appreciated so much.
Bye for now


  1. A fabby man card Neet! I love the glossy balloon...that's my trick too, touching the shiny before it's dry! ;)
    Lizy xx

  2. Love the card and the glossy accents is just the right touch :) love it

  3. Looks fabulous Neet :) Viv xx


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