Sunday, 17 August 2014

Simple Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

Today's card is a simple stamped affair to show that with a nice background and sentiment a simple uncoloured or lightly coloured image can be really effective and simple.  Today's card was made specifically for a friend who was starting a new job and being a guy it is always hard to find the right level of embellishment and die cuts to suit a formal occasion and not be to fancy.  I thought the sentiment, one of my Craft show bargains from last Sunday, fit the bill perfectly. 

I started by simply inking through a that special touch mask using white chalk ink onto black card, A4 folded in half, to make the card base.  Next I stamped the image in grey Flannel Memento ink onto super smooth card stock and added a few lines of grey alcohol marker to give some depth to the image.

 Next I stamped the sentiment in versamark and embossed it in detail white embossing powder and overheated the powder so that it started to crack and give an aged feel.  These pieces were matted in silver mirror card then white card and layered, using a little foam tape of course, on the card front.

Finally I added a corner die cut in black from the Sue Wilson French Collection Borders and Tags set to relive the squareness (if that is even a word!)

Kanban Clear stamp (no name on packet)
That Special Touch Mask
Sentiment stamp (random stall at Craft Fayre sorry & binned packet)



  1. Hi John,
    Great male card. love it.

  2. Hi John,
    Great card for a man and just enough colour too.
    I was up very early this morning and after calling at Sue Wilson's blog I always pop on to yours....are you still having PC probs as you didn't have a new post then and I know you're always early. Hope all is well.

    Love Sheila xx

  3. Love it all There's just enough of everything The sentiment is gorgeous There's a few friends I can think of that it would suit - male and female alike that need a little "lift" Perfect!

  4. Hi John, you're absolutely right, with a super background like this one, you don't need to do a great deal with your image, especially such a fab image. Wonderful card. Elizabeth xx

  5. Great card-perfect for the occasion. Was beginning to wonder if you were ok today as you normally post your card early.


  6. Lovely card John sentiment suitable for male or female. I like that you have kept the colours simple. Janice x

  7. Wow very different but luvin it - luvin the sentiment stamp too, which is also very different xx enjoy the rest of your weekend xx GailT xx

  8. Hi John,

    Such a fabulous card for a Man, love it all especially that sentiment. Love the design.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  9. Eh up John
    That's a few of us missed you this morning.
    Not my kinda thing today but an excellent card for a guy.
    You bought the sentiment stamp from Inkylicious last week matey.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  10. Hello John, I think your card is fantastic, just perfect for a male, love the sentiment too, brilliant image and embellishments, Kate x

  11. great card always hard to embelish a male card .Laura O

  12. Hi John. I had visited earlier this morning and wondered where you were too, glad to see you are ok : )
    Great male card, I love it all, what a lovely sentiment.Take care.

  13. Hi John super card,love the design,and the sentiment .