Monday 19 October 2015

Happy Birthday to You

I made this card for my niece's husband's birthday and am entering it into the current Less is More 'Masculine' challenge and the Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge.  I'm also paying another visit to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Card blank: 7" x 7" white silk
Stamp: Hobby Art 'General Greetings'
Punch: Woodware 1" square
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Card:  Dark red hammer card
Snippets: Black  and white card, Wild Rose Studio 'Man About Town' papers

I punched sixteen squares from the papers (some so small I had almost thrown them away!) and attached them to black card using Collall All Purpose Glue which allowed me to move them into place on the card.  The black card was trimmed and then layered onto red hammer card before being attached to the front of my card.   I stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of white card, trimmed it then layered it onto black and red card before attaching it to the card front with foam tape.

Kath x


Sue said...

Fab card Kath. I always struggle with cards for men.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Di said...

Brilliant use of snippets Kath and a stunning male card too. Well done, it's absolutely great!


Di xx said...

OMG Kath I would defo have lost half of those squares, this must have taken ages to make but the whole card is seamless and beautifully done.Hope all is well with you and your family and thanks so much for stopping by.


Liz said...

This is so striking, Kath. Fabulous design and a great way to use up those snippets. xx

!neke said...

Hi there Kath,
I found you on the blog of Less is More.
Beautiful card !
Now you got yourself a new follower !
My name is Ineke and i live in the Netherlands.
Have a nice day !

Colleen said...

What a great way to use up pattern paper and small scraps to turn into a fabulous card! What a great idea...I noticed the theme on the pattern paper, good idea for a masculine card! thank you for sharing this on Seize the Birthday!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kath, a wonderful patchwork background and you have arranged your squares beautifully.

KandA said...

Really fabulous male design Kath and a great use of snippets xx

Kathleen said...

What a brilliant idea and great papers, a fabulous ,ale card.

Kath x

meg said...

Fantastic card love the colours and layout

Chrissie said...

This looks great... I'm glad you managed to leave a little white space too!
Those papers look great!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Classy and super neat and CAS take on our masculine theme this week.
It certainly looks awesome and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Jean said...

A fabulous man card Kath, super choice of papers and great design.
Jean x

Anita in France said...

What a great masculine card, Kath ... the colours and patterns put me in mind of a warm cosy quilt ... fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday! Anita - Surprise Party Guest :)

LesleyG said...

Great chequer board card and way of using up snippets, lovely idea xxx

AlisonC said...

Just shows you should not throw things away! Well done for using those snippets, the card is perfect.

Anne said...

What a super snippets creation! CAS and stylish.
Thank you for joining us
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

What a great way to use up paper scraps, love the patchwork effect of these masculine papers.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Judith said...

Great use of scraps Kath - love the result. thank you for visiting my blog and for your good wishes hugs judith x

Sarn said...

Great idea for a snippets card Kath. Top marks!

Good to see it showcased in the Playground xxx