Friday 23 September 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps- Say It With A Male Card


This week's challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps is to Say It With a Male card. After looking through my box of cards I realised I have very few cards suitable for the men in my life.  Yes, I said men..... apart from my lovely husband I have 5 brothers and 5 nephews not to mention the brother-in-laws!  So I do need to make some don't I?

I chose a couple of AnnaBelle older sets for my card today, Tree-MEN-dous an obvious choice...with a Birthday sentiment from Sentimental Bluebells.

I've stamped a wood bark background (non ABS sorry!) to some white linen card before adding this lovely tree image and sentiment.
I've added a hand made card button by punching a .75" circle several times and adhering them one on top of the other. Punching two small holes through the centre to add some ABS natural cotton twine which I finished with a knot.  6mm Sultana Sprinkles add a little bling.

The pinstripe base card is a pre folded card from Imprint Fundamentals
Inks used on this card are SU chocolate chip and Kiwi kiss  with the wood bark stamped in VersaColor Vanilla. The image cut and backed with a Spellbinders Labels 1 die.

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We hope to see you join in the fun again this week and look forward to some wonderful Male cards.

See you soon...............

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Susan Hogan said...

Looks great - I have always loved that Treemenous set and use it quite a bit. Love the background stamp and the simplicity -most men don't like having too flowery/too much detail on their cards I find and this just suits the requirement nicely.

Lorraine said...

Lovely man`s card Sue I like the simplicity of the stamp. x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Male cards can be so difficult, but you did awesome with this one! Bravo!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Crisp,clean "man" perfection! So tailored!

Selma said...

This is a perfect masculine card. I LOVE that tree - I'm going to have to add that to my collection. Fabulous card.

craftieodmae said...

make cards are hard to do, your's is awesome!!!!

Betty Benton said...

Seems like I usually reach for a tree stamp when doing a guy card! Your card is wonderful -- love all the special touches, for instance, the handcrafted button!

Marion said...

Great work Sue...your colours and design are very manly indeed! Nice job!

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Oh, this is pretty, even for a bloke card. I love the colours.

Andrea said...

This is a fantastic card Sue, just perfect! Love the texture and the way you've used the die cut shapes!

Kerrie said...

Lovely card for a male, clean and simple.. just how they are (LOL)

Theresa's Studio said...

Great manly how you made the button. Fun challenge.

Jose said...

Love the way you have framed the tree, great card

Sue said...

the double layered nestie frames tree-men-dous brilliantly!! another amazing creation! :)