Friday, 2 August 2013

A card for a rather dapper man

Not a very imaginative title for a blog post, but it's too hot here to really think very deeply:
I used:

- 6.5" x 6.5" square black card stock

- Core'dinations stone coloured plain card

- top hat patterned papers from Paper Cellar's 'Mens' pad, and the swirls paper is from First Edition's 'Noir et Chic' paper pad - I thought the colours matched well and the swirls echo the border round the top hat paper

- to cover the join I punched a strip of plain stone card using Martha Stewart's 'Double Loops' punch and just topped it with a strip of the patterned swirls paper

- Elzybells sentiment was stamped onto a strip of stone card using Brilliance 'Graphite Black' and the very dapper moustache is from a sweet set of moustache stamps by Studio G, given to me by our Brenda on her trip to the UK - mwah!

That's it for me - typing this on Thursday afternoon and you could fry eggs on the pavement here!

The House of Zandra 'Robin' stamp I used the other day that wasn't 100% has been replaced, the new one is stamping perfectly, not a fuzzy line to be seen. Bless them, they even tried the new stamp out first and enclosed the crisp image :) Also enclosed a SAE so I could send the faulty one back and they will be taking it up with the manufacturer. That proves, at least with House of Zandra, if you aren't happy with something it's always at least approaching the retailer to see if they can rectify things.



MaryH said...

Ahem...most masculine card Miz Pixie girl. Very observant noticing your swirl bit on each dp too. Glad your robin stamp got sorted out happily. This is a UK company? New to me. I'm playing catchup this afternoon, so popped back over to check out the playground, and saw this pretty card. So cute to add the moustache on your sentiment. Stay cool if you can. Hope you have a/c & that your power company keeps trucking along, with no brownouts. TFS

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card,
love the black and white colours
stunning hats
hugs Tamara

Annie said...

There is something about using black and white isn't there that gives it it.
A x
ps don't forget to check out my today's giggle post :-) Crimewatch!!!

Annie said...

You may well laugh about scrapbooking but I've got the books, papers, embellishments [and have had them for years!!]......still totally unused!! The only thing missing is the mojo and time :-)
A x

Sue - said...

Good mas alone card Di and it was much too hot to craft yesterday! Glad you got your stamp changed.

Sue - said...

That should have read "masculine! Predictive text!!

Sarn said...

Morning Di

COOOL masculine card Honey. Brilliant.

Hmm . . . I normally use a frying pan for frying my eggs . . . I think the pavement is a little TOOO alfresco for me!!!! LOL!

Sarn xxx

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Di, love it.
Hope you have a fab weekend.
Caz x

Sandra H said...

Brilliant card Di, So Masculine great papers and how easy you have done it enjoy your day and have a lovely weekend xx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant male card, really glad you got to use those little stamps too. Nice you've still got some sun, the weather has been all over the place here, feels more like autumn than summer!


Karen said...

Gorgeous male card, love the papers and that tache is so very cute! It was a real scorcher yesterday, knocked me for six, but thankfully a little cooler today so I hope to be able to check out the creations in the playground! Karen x

Elizabeth said...

Hello again Di, great male card - I'm sure the dapper man will be delighted. The moustache and top hats are perfect together. And I love that Elzybells sentiment - super font. Hugs, Elizabeth xx
PS: glad you got the faulty stamp replaced - great service from House of Zandra.

Kathleen said...

Putting on my top hat.....
Great male card, love the backing papers.
Must dash just started lightening, amy have to turn computer off.

Kath x