Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Rushed card for a chap!

Good grief - I suddenly realised it was one of Len's great nephew's Birthdays coming up and made this on Sunday in one heck of a hurry I can tell you:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" red card blank, tent style

- snippet of black card as a frame

- snippet of white card, die cut using a die from the Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set 

- stamps from a pre-loved SU set called 'Sky is the Limit', stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- glued the layers together and popped them onto the card front

- ack! Noticed a faint black smudge at one wing tip but had no time to make another card so I die cut Joe's name using Tattered Lace 'Alphabet' dies and glued the letters over the smudge!

A case of 'more haste, less speed' as my Mum used to say but at least it will arrive in time :)

Entering this into the current Less is More challenge #346 'Take Flight', even though it's not really imaginative enough. Still, it got me out of a pickle plus, it's too long since I joined in any challenges - watch out Mrs A - butterflies might be next!






25 comments:

  1. This is a great masculine card which Joe will love I'm sure Di and red, black and white is a great colour combination. I am always getting smudges of ink on my work and am thinking I will try one of those sand erasers which Jennifer McGuire uses which seem to sand away dirty marks of one sort or another quite well. I have tried fine sandpaper but it does tend to rough up the surface a bit and I think maybe tbe eraser will be finer. x

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  2. Perfect way to cover up the smudge. That's using your noodle. I think it's a nice CAS masculine card. [Bunny]

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  3. Perfect personalized card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  4. Fab masculine CAS, very striking!

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  5. Hi Di this is a super masculine card. Good save. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  6. Superb masculine card Di and it looks really professional considering you made it in such a hurry too. Love the open spaces as that adds to the airy look of the card. Brilliant recovery from the smudge - no-one would ever have known if you hadn't 'fessed up 😉 Thanks so much for popping this in to us at Less is More xx

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  7. So glad to see you back. Fantastic masculine card, Di. And great save, giving you the perfect personalized card for Joe. Love the CAS design too. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina xx

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  8. A great card Di and the name adds the perfect finishing touch!
    Kath x

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  9. A great masculine CAS card, the red letters for the personalisation make a super cover up. (I think we've all been there!!)
    Jean x

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  10. My Mother used to say that as well and she also used to say, if you can't talk sense keep your mouth shut.
    Great card and great cover up.

    Kath x

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    1. Are you sure we weren't from the same Mother Kath? Good Northern lasses always spoke/speak sense! xx

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  11. Absolutely fabulous guy card and doesn't look quickly made - you would never guess there was a smudge under the cool red letters either! Hugs xxx

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  12. I think it's a cool card for a guy. Top marks on getting a the card made in time.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  13. Great save on the "OMG I need a card" front - and such a super make too

    Kathyk

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  14. Well, it doesn't look like it was created in a rush, it looks fantastic!

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  15. What a great take on the challenge - I'm stumped! Looks a great card to me, nothing shows rushing.

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  16. A quick made card can be beautiful: just look at this one!
    Lia xx

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous Di is your card x

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  18. Fab card, Di. Great save too - nobody would know there was a smudge if you hadn't told us. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  19. It's a super male card Di, it may have been quick but it turned out great xx

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  20. Wow, hard to believe that you had to rush this one because it looks like one of those CAS cards that takes days to design and balance perfectly. Your cover-up of the smudge actually made this card even BETTER...how did that happen?! I guess that's what they call a lucky accident, or a genius crafter!

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  21. Super, masculine card, Di, great rescue adding the name. My Mum lived her life in the West Country and often used that expression too. She regularly used another expression. When I was small, out playing in the street with my friends, if she caught me sitting on the pavement she'd tell me I'd 'get the pip' sitting on the pavement. I never did find out what 'the pip' was! LOL!

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