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Monday, 3 August 2015

Stampin' Up! The Wilderness Awaits for Male birthday cards

Stampin' Up! The Wilderness awaits great for male cards 
We have a handful of birthdays coming up and it's mainly the men in our family so I've been playing with Stampin' Up! 's set The Wilderness Awaits.  This first card is very simple, but quite effective with the Hardwood background stamp, stamped tone on tone in lost lagoon as a base card, followed by mint macaron as the top layer stamped again with a tone on tone effect using Gorgeous Grunge and the magnificent stag from The Wilderness Awaits.  

I'm rapidly moving my way through boxes of  the Expressions Natural Elements and you don't have to keep them with the natural wood look! You can colour them with a sharpie pen or Staz On black in  pad and make them the colour you want.  To add a little more interest to my card I've rolled back the corner of my matting layer, having first broken the card fibres with my bone folder and held it in place with some linen thread.  A bit of 'smudging' with tone on tone inks and a sponge dauber or two and you have a great card for one of the men in your life! 

So this one is a happy birthday for my brother-in-law.
More soon Zx

Pixie Snipets - must use snipets 


  1. Love this Zoe, that hardwood stamp looks fabulous. Carol x

    1. It's a great stamp isn't it! Thank U

  2. Hi Zoe
    thank you so much for entering the playground with your STUNNING card. There is so much attention to detail - you are obviously a super talented card maker!
    Eve xx

    1. Thanks Eve for your kind words.

  3. Hi Zoe! Welcome to the Snippets Playground - I'm supposed to be resting this week whilst the lovely Eve comments for me - but I sneaked through the Playground gates to come and say 'Hello'. LOVE your card, the rolled corner is a great touch.


    Di xx

  4. I wholeheartedly agree with Di! xxx

  5. I've just seen your lovely card over on the Playground. I love the detail of the rolled corner - great design. xx

  6. Hello Zoe, I saw your card in Pixie's Playground. It's a perfect card for men and I love your attention to detail. Barbxx

  7. Fabulously creative to roll and tie down the corner of the card to expose the wood grain pattern. Fabulous card!


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