Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Masculine Cards...

There have been lots of circle-based cards of late, but I don't have a lot of punches, and frankly I am far to lazy to hand cut them. My solution? Use the only two punches I have and then run some through an embossing folder (in this case Lattice) and others through some Versamagic to create the effect of different circles... The result?

A multi-layered circle card which hopefully works well for those ever-difficult men.

I initially had left the Basic Grey cardstock plain, but it really was too bland. I've really been loving my background stamps (and ordered a few more today in a fit of therapeutic shopping - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)

The background stamp is the Hero Arts friend definition. I love this type font. I find it's really modern and fresh.I usually swear by Colourbox White chalk Ink on coloured cardstock, but for this, it would have been far too vivid (which is exactly why I usually love it). Instead I used one of the first inkpads I ever purchased - Versa Magic White. It added a much more subtle walk/light grey tone which I also used to define the lattice design and to polish the plain grey circles.

The sentiment is from a SU Hostess Stamp set I won at the last launch. It has a third line, but since used my markers to just ink the words I wanted, and there you have it!


  1. Fabulous card, Anne-Marie. I love it!!

  2. Fantastic! I'm always on the lookout for boy cards, and this one's great!! :)