Saturday, 17 March 2012

My most simple card. Ever.

I had to make a quick male card today because I'd left it to the last minute (as usual).  As my regular readers will know, I'm a cute and pink kind of gal, so trying to create something non-fussy with no flowers, ribbons, gems, pearls, and cute fluffy bear images does not come naturally.

Anyway, I've just invested in a fab new die-versions die from Oyster Stamps and so decided that it would be perfect for a plain card suitable for a guy.  I embossed the card base front for some added interest, cut the wording from opalescent red card, and raised it on sticky foam pads.

Simples !!!

Even my hubby, who has previously told me that "you just don't do male cards", had to admit that this one was sufficiently masculine.  Not a flower in sight.  Hope my colleague likes it too.  Happy birthday Kev, this one's for you!!!

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Happy crafting.


Mimi said...

oh this is so cool! love the bright red lettering! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts! ;)

Cally said...

Love the card. I may have to purchase that die! It's great. Cally x

Mojca said...

So simpel but so beautiful card! Great that you tried something different. Hugs! Mojca

scrap joanny said...

great card and perfect for us chalenge - thank so much for playing with lollipopcrafts - hugs joanna

Christine L said...

Fab card Annette... Just perfect for a male card!
Christine x

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

xxxtglxxx said...

'Sufficiently masculine' :) That made me smile Netty. My hubby is my biggest critic on male cards, and I cant believe how fussy he can be! :D

This is brilliant, and I agree, simple is best for male cards ;) I has just the right amount of impact and it does what it says on the tin (which is all my hubby would be bothered about) ;)

I havent seen those dies before either - its perfect!

Hope you have a great week hun,



Lisa T said...

Perfect male card! Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts.

Sonia said...

Hello Annette
Super fab male card! GREAT JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
Sony - DT LC

National Labor Relation Act said...

Simple male card will appreciate a men like me. When it comes to gifts it cools us feeling receiving like this.