Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Pull up a chair


Men's cards .....tricky aren't they! This is a card I made for a dear family friend in Australia, the image is a Lockhart stamp, stamped on Kraft card and coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. I love this chair, doesn't it look so inviting!

Some navy blue and vintage brads.... traditional but I think it works, so long as he likes it that's all that matters!

After a glorious few days of sunshine it's grey and drizzly today :( Come on summer!!!

Thanks for visiting today!

Kate x

Recipe:
Stamp - Adirondack Chair (Lockhart)/Ovals All (SU)
Ink - Memento/Night of Navy (SU)
Card - Kraft (Papertrey Ink)/Night of Navy (SU)/ Whisper White (SU)
Paper - DCWV
Other - Vintage brads/Rectangle Nestabilities/Scallop Oval Punch(SU)

11 comments:

Me said...

I agree, male cards are so daunting sometimes. But your card looks perfect, it reminds me of those heady days of summer (the last being about 3 years ago lol!)

The kraft & navy colours are so right for male cards - I will def give that combo a go.

As always, your friend.

Emma x

Sonia said...

What a great card love the way you have stamped onto something other than white. I think we all struggle with mens cards.
Hugs Sonia x

AuroraDawn said...

Fabulous card Kate, definately looks very summery, will have to have a go with this colour combo.

Dawn
xxx

Sarah-Jane said...

Love this image Kate, it is a perfect mans one! Loving Kraft too shame SU! don't sell it on it's own isn't it? is yours PTI? Well it's lovely anyway. Overcast here too, but yesterday was so windy you couldn't even leave the doors open! Have a good one
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Alex said...

Great card Kate, I love the stamp and the fact that it's not on whisper white or very vanilla cardstock :)

Have a good day,

Alex x

Aimes said...

Oh well at least I'm not on my own in the showers today!
Lovely card, never think to stamp images AND colour on Kraft card but it looks so effective!
Hugs,
Aimes
x
P.S I really think you should treat yourself to the new Taylored Expressions 'Boys will be boys' ;O)

Jenny said...

I was just saying at work tody, is summer been and gone?
Hopfully I was wrong and its on its way LOL
I think your card is great, I love the colours you choose and its just perfect Kate!
I agree with "Me" Thoe colours are so right for a male, and thinking that I will try that combo for fathers day that is just around the corner!
TFS!

simplyfairies said...

Lurve this card!! i have stocked up on papertrey kraft cardstock it's gorgeous!

Saxo Stamper said...

oh this is just lovely. Kate, do you fancy joining the More the Merrier card challenge - we are doing mens cards this month and I am sure you would come up with something truly brilliant.

K

KimB said...

HI Kate,

perfect card for a bloke. you just want to go sit in the chair and read your paper;) I love how you coloured the image on the kraft paper rather than white.

Love Kim

Sue McGettigan said...

Yes, making cards for men is challenging, but you did a lovely job! I bet I know who this card is for, and he's going to love it :)