Sunday, 20 March 2011

Less is More - Masculine

Hi everyone,  I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.  

The challenge given to us this week from Less is More is to make a card in the clean and simple style but masculine.  Oh dear I nearly ran for the hills!  I find male cards very difficult and don't have many stamp sets to suit.  However thinking cap on I came up with this card which I think would be suitable for the older gentleman.  My Dad for instance.  Hee hee.


I used a template to draw out a tie in whisper white then stamped it with stamps from the Circle Circus stamp set in bashful blue and night of navy.  The bashful blue circles were also clear embossed. The tie was mounted onto a "shirt front" of night of navy then onto a card base of bashful blue.

I haven't put a sentiment on the front but will put one in the middle.  My Father's birthday isn't until December so this may well be his Father's day card when it comes around.

Materials Used
All Stampin' Up! unless other wise stated

Card Stock - Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Versamark
Embossing Powder - Clear

Thanks to everyone who has visited my blog in recent weeks and left kind comments.  A welcome also to my new followers. xx

29 comments:

Bea said...

what an effective take on the theme

Chrissie said...

Brilliant idea!
Super CAS man's card.
You nailed this one!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Very creative idea....he'll love it!

Faith A said...

Fabulous love it.

kelly said...

I have this set but I only ever use it for backgrounds, love how you've used it for a tie, great masculine card! I used SU too!
Kelly xx

www.kellyscraftincorner.blogspot.com

sharingthepassion said...

How clever..... love it.

Ali x

Pauline said...

Brilliant! Love the stamping and the fun tie shape!

Suze Bain said...

This is fab Aileen, really clever idea (and just the type of tie my dad would wear!)

Caroline Hallett said...

what a great idea - love it

Kathyk said...

Ah, what the well dressed card is wearing this season! Fab card

Kathyk

massofhair said...

Very CAS and i really like your tie, looks amazing and a great idea:-)

Jo said...

You've made a great card, such a clever idea. Jo x

Craftilicious said...

How very creative - love the stamps on the tie. Brilliant mans card.

Dori said...

really nice idea - good basic tie shape with lots of possibilities for variation of colours, stamped images etc.

Maureen said...

A great fun card, really fits CAS

Katina said...

What a great idea Aileen!x

Vicky Hayes said...

Very clever Aileen! Think you may have hit on this season's must-have accessory for men - the Circle Circus tie!

Sue said...

A great card Aileen. I love the tie and how you've decorated it with stamps. Sue.x

Meggymay said...

Super idea, love your card.

Jenny said...

Great idea for a chaps card, I love the bold shape. Any sentiment you put on could be in the shape of a tie pin :)

Debbie said...

That is a very clever card!

Michelle said...

Great idea Aileen! love the colours and great pattern you have made on the tie! x

Jose said...

Wonderful idea Aileen, makes a super card

Kathleen said...

What a great idea, love it.

Kath x

ding said...

Excellent card, simple but really great idea...this has lots of possibilities, love it!
Diane x

Sue W said...

What a great idea for a male card!!!! Love that the DP has a little shine too......fabulous!

Angelnorth said...

The circle stamps made for a very stylish tie design - fab card!

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x

Gini said...

A lovely shiny tie card.
I'm very heartened to know that so many card makers are multi talented and can juggle ;-)
Gini
xx

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