Saturday 13 February 2010

Yay, No Butterflies!

Welcome to the weekend everyone!

I thought it was about time I posted something that didn't have butterflies on, lol, (although there will probably be more in a day or two) so these two cards a recent ones made for men. They are both made in more or less the same way, except for the first one I stamped the main image once on card and once onto masking paper, cut the mask out and covered the card image before creating the background.

On the second card I stamped the main image onto Stampbord on which I had first blended inks.

I decided to give the second card to my brother for his birthday at the beginning of February. It's nice making cards for Steve because he is a talented watercolour artist and always appreciates the effort and thought I put into a card for him.

Thanks for stopping by.

Ingredients :
  • All stamps except for the galleon - Elusive Images Edwardian Gentleman and Artylicious Designer Paper available from Graphicus
  • Galleon - Aspects of Design Nautical Themeplate available from The Stampman.


Aquarius said...

Two great cards for men - sometimes these take a bit of thinking about don't they?

veronica said...

Lovely cards as usual Lesley - like the galleon one best

Debbie said...

Two really classy cards Lesley...both ideal stamps for mens cards and I love the rich colours.
Have a great weekend!
Hus. Debbie x

CraftyC said...

These are lovely vintage cards!

Beryl said...

Fabulous cards Lesley. They are both really classy and you are so lucky to have a man who actually appreciates the work that goes into them.
Beryl xx

Sally H said...

Both really gorgeous. I really like the backgrounds - that script in gold over the dark background is so beautiful!

Isabelle Norris said...

Beautiful card!! especially love the second one!

Debbie Dolphin said...

these are such stunning cards and perfect for the men xx
debbbie xxx

Suzanne C said...

Both are fantastic cards for men. (Always difficult to make) What's wrong with butterflies. ;)

Some of us have a healthy attachment to our butterflies! :)

Jules said...

Your cards are fantastic Lesley.

I love those gorgeous backgrounds very much.

Have a lovely Sunday.

Love Jules xx

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Great mens cards!

brenda said...

Hi Lesley

Arrived there eventually, better late than never I guess.

Cards for the difficult ones eh, but both very sophisticated.

B x

Val said...

Hi Lesley
These are great cards, as always you just get it right.
Have I just seen you and Jo on the film that was done at the Graphicus Open Day in December?