Monday, 3 January 2011

Masculine, here I come.....again:0)

Lets face it everyone, I really struggle when it comes to cards for men, I've said it before and guess I'll be mentioning it again before the year's out. So I've gone headlong into black, it's supposed to be quite masculine, isn't it?

This is for my son's birthday and I think I quite like it. The black shiny material was a padded bag that I got in the post and loved the texture and gloss, since I photographed it I have run around the shape with black pen  as the edge was a little ragged. Random stamping on the background is truly random because I feel sometimes it can look contrived with a large stamp like this one. No embellishments, no fuss, I'll let you know how it goes down:0)

Yes! he said he liked it, success!

The stamp is Stampin up Engraved Greetings, stamped onto Papermania recycled card.
Embossed and cut out using a Spellbinders Label Die number 4

Just noticed it's snowing ATM, nooooo mad, mad, mad, go away white stuff. 
Have a lovely day everyone :0) xxx


Doreen said...

Wow this is a fabulous male card, I am not surprised he liked

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

A very classy masculine card, I love the use of black, ideal for male cards and great for backgrounds too. I should think so too, who would not like it. Happy New Year, Tracy Evans x

Spardha said...

wow!.. amazing!.. i LOVE your masculine cards! :)

Kristel said...

Woww what a beauty of a card! Looks so delicious!
Hugs Kristel

Netty said...

Terrific card not surprised he loved it.
Annette x

Pops x said...

Gorgeous crad chick husg pops x

chris said...

Its just perfect, straight to the point and all thats needed for a man, well they don't go in for hearts and flowers, well not in this house anyway!!
its perfect. hugs chris xx


A truly classy male card MC - love the HB stamp. Pleased to hear that your son approved (well why wouldn't he - it's fabulous)?!! I'm hopeless at male card ideas, and I'm almost ashamed to admit that I bought a card for hubby's 70th last week!!
Hope your snow hasn't settled. We had an earth tremor earlier tonight - the floor really shook - ooooh I don't like it!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Linda R. said...

What a fabulous card.. I have to admit I have a tough time with cards for men.. But you nailed it my friend.. I had no doubt that he would love it.. Well done! Hugs, Linda

BTW - I love your new look here! So pretty!

Lavinia said...

Cheers for the comms, much appriciated, its hard sometime when you have been asked to do a certain thing and you just kmow what you can come up with yourself wouod be so much better!LOve this card Ooo nice, its a classy card you have made here, really like the texture on it, the plastic black paddings really effective! I like the SU stamp too! Happy New Year!

Emily Leiphart said...

Happy New Year, MC! WOW, this card is fabulous! I love it to bits. The way you reused the black padding is genius and I love the background you created using that HB greeting! Please send some snow our way. It's still icky and brown here.

Jules said...

Wow .. .. a super make!!!

I'm not surprised he liked it .. .. who wouldn't?!?!?!

Pleased I am not the only one who keeps packaging etc for re-using LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Virág Éva said...


(happy new year, and happy birthday to your son!)

Ger said...

Of course he liked it, it's gorgeous! Love it.

I'll take your snow, I love the stuff.

Ger x.