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Happy 40th to Matt

A friend asked me to make a card for her husband’s 40th birthday – I happily said I would and then later I thought …. ohhhhh a masculine card? I so struggle with male/masculine cards so I’m wondering if these fit the bill?

MonAmie Now I did say I struggle with male cards didnt I?? Another friend of ours was pouring through the Summer Mini catalogue when she came across the Carte Postale set and suggested I use that – its a great set of 11 stamps (yes 11) and can be used for all occassions.

I decided to check out the gallery at SCS and managed to find a few to case. As you know when you case a card it never turns out the same as you always add your own little touch but its a great website to get your creative juices flowing.

This is a plain and simple one using the Carte Postale set and my new linen background. I think it turned out to be quite an elegant card – maybe not a ‘man card’. I used Sahara Sand, Vintage Violet and Basic Black Cardstock. I stamped the images in Versamark and Vintage Violet. simpledamask

This second one is using the CartePostale set again and using some of the patterned papers from the Enchante Designer Series Papers (love that paper!) I love this combo of green and purple and it only needs an embellishment and maybe some ribbon to make it a feminine card.

This one was very simple and enables the sender of the card give it for any occassion.


Now this last one has to be my favourite!

Now I’m not sure if you can see it – but on the main image I have first stamped in Sahara Sand after stamping off first and then stamped over in Vintage Violet. I did this to give like an embossed or drop shadow effect -maybe the smaller close up of the image shows this a little better?


I have used the green paper from the Enchante Designer Series Pack again with Basic Black, Whisper White, Vintage Violet and Mellow Moss Cardstock. I have cut the flower out and lifted it with Stampin’ Dimensionalsâ„¢ and layered it on whisper white and basic black – I used the Marvy Scalloped Circle punch here as well.

I think I’m going to have to make another as I really like it and dont want to part with it! I think its ok to give a man – dont you?

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  • Reply ness

    Love, love, love this stamp set and papers………and love what you have done with them. I was looking for a new technique to show my customers at a workshop on the weekend……..I think I will use the shadowing technique with the Carte Postal set……and my Sahara Sand stamp pad just arrived today…..great timing!

    22 January, 2008 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Kelly

    I hear you about struggling with cards for boys. I think you did a great job!

    5 January, 2008 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Marge

    I do think those work for masculine! I know I struggle with those also; I forgot to photograph my sons’s before I mailed it off. If I can get him to email me a picture, I’ll have to post it. He shares his Dec. 20th birthday with my husband’s older son, so I always struggle to get those cards out, along with Christmas, thus forgot to photograph his!
    Glad you liked my black/white flower card!

    4 January, 2008 at 7:35 am
  • Reply Kay (SBS8)

    Beautiful and uber elegant – I love them all.

    4 January, 2008 at 5:03 am
  • Reply Kathy

    nice job. I always make two, so I can keep one for myself at least for a little while.
    thanks for sharing all the great samples.

    4 January, 2008 at 4:13 am
  • Reply Etha

    Wow I love the monogram flower card, now that’s elegant and masculine!! very pretty!

    4 January, 2008 at 1:52 am
  • Reply Kerri

    yep I am with you the last one is the most masculine

    great work Leonie

    3 January, 2008 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Samm

    These are lovely!! very classy looking!


    3 January, 2008 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply debby4000

    what great cards, I know what you mean about making men’s card they are so hard.

    3 January, 2008 at 5:58 pm
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