Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Male Birthday card panic!

Last minute I realised I need a card for a Birthday to post before we headed off on our 'camping trip'/my 'teacher training'. I lost the plot, muse, mojo will to live! And ended up making a really simple card, I'm not proud of it but it did save the day!
I used:

- 4" x 5.75" off white card blank

- piece of SU's 'Night of Navy' card stock as a backing layer, just a smidgen smaller than the card front

- a pre-stamped image I found in my 'bits box', it's SU's 'Sail Away' boat, and a real favourite of mine. Not sure which ink pad was used to stamp the image, but I die cut it using a die from the Tonic Studio's 'Circle Layering' dies set. Then ran a ball tipped tool around the edge before removing it from the die to add definition

- glued the image in place

- added a silver sentiment banner bought eons ago from Lakeland Ltd

Ran out to post box and then breathed a HUGE sigh of relief!

Di
x

26 comments:

Greta said...

Looks like a perfect guy card to me, Di! Lovely image!

brenda said...

A very quick peek at your latest creation as trying to get ahead of the workmen and no internet today and lots of prep for doing C&C as a mad rush again.

B x

Kath said...

A great card and I'm sure the recipient won't know it was made in a rush!
Kath x

SARN said...

I've always loved that sail boat image and it makes for a perfect male card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carole said...

I know that feeling well Di...when you are not happy with a card...but we forget that others see things differently to us perfectionists! I think it is a lovely male card and I bet the recipient appreciated it far more than a bought one!xx

Sarah said...

Well I think you SHOULD be proud of it - I like it because it IS simple - so hard to find a card for men if you don't want a funny one or one with a pint of beer or a football on it. This one is great! x

Swissie said...

Hi Di, this is wonderful and just the right card for a man!
I love CAS cards, and this is a GREAT ONE!
Hugs, Liv

Pat said...

This is a great sailboat image Di and a really elegant masculine CAS card. x

Barb said...

It looks perfect! I find myself doing it all the time. Barbxx

Cara said...

Simple but effective. Cara x

Mrs A. said...

Certainly doesn't look a rush job. Most elegant looking in fact. hugs Mrs A.

scrAPpamondo said...

I think that this is perfect for a man, mens don't love too much embellishments! :D

Janice said...

There's absolutely nothing wrong with your card Di, it's perfect!
Janice x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Now, see, you shouldn't say that because that's prezackly the sort of simple, clean, and (hopefully) fantastic card style that I put out! I know you didn't mean to make me feel bad, so take it back and admit that this is one very striking, CASlicous, and fantastic card which your recipient will love!! Mwah! Enjoy your day wherever you are!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandy said...

CAS is always perfect for a guy, and so is that image with its nice sketchy quality. I think the card is a winner.

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
wonderful card, and that sail boat stamped image is perfect.
Thank you for your comment on my wedding card and box, but sadly can't enter the said challenge as I use and electronic cutting machine, and have done for 3 years now.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Donna said...

It came together beautifully in the end, you know.
Enjoy your camping :)

Carol L said...

You did good for a last minute card! I love the simplicity of it all - it's peaceful and so serene!

Kathleen said...

Looks good to me and I wondered what that funny noise was, now I know, you breathing a sign of relief, can you do it a bit quieter next time, nearly blew me over, or let Len run out to the post box.

Kath x

Jean said...

A super card for a man, I love that sailboat image.
Jean x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You remembered someone's birthday and on time enough to get it to them by the day, that's a win-win no matter how you slice it. The fact that you got a simple but great card out the deal should be celebrated!

Lynn said...

Nothing wrong with this card Di. Clean and simple wins the day, and I have that stamp and used it many times. It seems to be a 'go to' for a man's card! Lynn

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Not every card need to be over the top - its pretty! And certainly will make the recipient happy!

LesleyG said...

Nothing wrong with simple, you still made the effort, .and even added a bit with the pen around the die , which I wouldn't have thought of! Xxx

Sandra H said...

It's really a lovely card Di xx

scrappymo! said...

I think it looks great!