Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Straightforward male card

Good afternoon.

I've been playing with some new(ish) stamps from Crafty Individuals. I always struggle with cards for men and I thought this would be nice for one of my nature loving relatives.

Using some lovely glossy card from Joanna Sheen I stamped the Crafty Individuals plant stamps (CI-207) around the edge using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I then stippled on some Distress Inks "Shabby Shutters" and "Brushed Corderoy" using an ink duster. I added Diamond Black stickles to some of the images and then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Inkadinkado Nostalgia clear stamp set. I mounted the card onto Stampin Up! black cardstock.

It's pretty plain, but I like it. I hope you do to.

I am entering this into the current Cards for Men challenge which is "Monochrome".

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Hugs and best wishes.

Clare xx


kathleen said...

Lovely card Claire.

Kathleen x

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
This card is so cool great effect with those lovley plants around the edge x
good luck in the challenge
Suzie qxz

Danielle said...

I love this card Clare - it's very beautifully done and the colour tones are gorgeous! A perfect male card!
Hugs, Danielle

Nannieflash said...

Wow Clare, fabulous card, love the edging its brilliant. Thank you for joining us at Crds for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Sandra said...

Hi Clare,
really gorgeous Card - not only for men. :-)
Hugs, Sandra

Kat said...

This is really lovely Clare. Great man card in monochrome. But in a different colour it would do anyone.

Kat xx

Tracy said...

I really love this, I think you've done a marvelous job with the stamping. Wonderful Clare.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Clare it is lovely and perfect colours for a male card, bet it would look equally beautiful in pinks as well.

chris said...

Hi there Clare
now this I love love love.
it is so very sophisticated.
hugs chris xx

Sally H said...

Oh wow! Totally stunning! I love it!

Kerri said...

This is FABULOUS! Awesome card, Clare!

brenda said...

Hi Clare

You have created a very elegant card here.

I would not have thought of using these types of images for a man but am really imprressed and guess what I am going to try out today ?

B x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh this is wonderful Clare! This could work any nature lover, reminds me of old botanical school books.

Love the way you stamped and coloured the background. The sentiment fits in perfectly.

Big hugs

craftimamma said...

Oooh, this is right up my street Clare. Love the stamps and the monochrome look. Absolutely perfect!

Lesley Xx

Irene said...

Hello Clare

Wow this is just amazing and gorgeous. Fabulous colours and stamp, and perfect for a man's card.

Jacilynn said...

Beautiful male card. I love it Clare.

issy said...

Fantastic card, I do like the stamps you have used. Great work.

Thank you for joining us at CFM and good luck with the challenge.


Donna said...

Wow Clare this card is stunning and such amazing stamping you have done! Thank you for the lovely welcome back on my blog...it's great to be back! :) Donna x

Sandra said...

What a fabulous card. I, like so many struggle with male cards, and this is such a great one.

Unknown said...

What alovely serene card Clare! Clever stamping going on here. Very effective. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. good luck! Viv xx

Nicki said...

I love this Clare, those botanical stamps are beautiful and you've created a wonderful design with them.

Nicki, xx

Beth aka BR-T said...

Clare this card is astounding I love the silhouettes of the plants! Beth

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, not sure if you are aware but you won this fortnights Cards for Men Challenge, you need to go and have a look at what you need to do. Well done and congratulations, with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx