Friday, 2 November 2012

Circle crazy ....

... Good afternoon - time has flown by in the last couple of days.  I've been busy going through Christmas lists - there are only 52 days to go - and I realise that I've still got lots of cards to make.  However, I do need a card for my brother-in-law's birthday and I've used three challenges to make it:



Stamps:  CAS-ual Friday - Woot Woot!, Big Thanks; Uniko Studio - Extra Time
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Promarkers - Caramel, Pumpkin, Midnight Blue; Anitas - Ribbon; SU Card - Crumb Cake; Card from stash



I stamped the circles from Big Thanks in Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder - love the shine.  Then I randomly coloured the circles with my Promarkers, matching them to the colours from the challenge.  I used a square punch to cut the squares, leaving space on one square for a simple sentiment.  The ribbon is some that I've had for ages, but with the metallic border it seemed perfect for a guy card.  I decorated the inside of the card too - just a simple greeting.  Actually, I like the layout of the inside and I think it'll make a good card at some point in the future!!

In hindsight, I should have stamped the whole panel and cut the squares with my guillotine - which would have meant the circles lined up.  But as I had to get it in the post, this is it!!!

It's only just gone 4.30pm and it's getting darker; I don't like the shorter evenings!  Compared to the UK we've had an extra week of summer time, but the clocks go back this weekend and to me that means it really is autumn.  While I've enjoyed the colours of autumn I'm not looking forward to the arrival of winter.  I love the look of snow, but in reality it's a pain!!  Sorry, must stop whinging!!  See you soon.


16 comments:

Virginia L. said...

wow, Deborah!! This is such an AWESOME take on masculine card! Love the colors from this Woot woot set! ADORE the clear embossing! I would love it if you can share this over our Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2065969@N25/ Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this bold graphic design! Thanks for sharing it at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Brum said...

Great masculine card! Love that DSP! Great colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Mynnette said...

Deb! LOVE the amazing geometric pattern--and the coloring is fabulous, too! :) LOVE this!!!

Tui Nathan said...

What a great man card Deborah! I love your grahic styling. Your colour pallette is perfect and the pops of orange adds such a happy feel!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

chris cesar said...

Beautiful card, it is pepsy!
Love the dot paper!
Chris

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome guy card! I love how you used the circle stamp and those fabulous colors! And I hear ya on the dark evenings coming so early, boo! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

Great idea to cop up your stamped panel and love the vibrant colour combo too :0)
Jenny x

Ardyth said...

There's nothing crazy about loving circles. Or else I'm in trouble! I love how you created the 4th square with the sentiment in it rather than having 4 solid squares of circles. Clever!

Vicky Hayes said...

I don't like the short days either Deborah but I do like the run up to Christmas and all the excitement of getting ready for that! Your circles are gorgeous and I love the colours - and I agree that the inside could be a card front on its own! Vicky x

Donna Mosley said...

A fab card Deborah, love the colours.

Donna x

Lori said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love the look of the embossed black circles with the random pops of color. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.

mypapercraftworld said...

Such a great masculine card, bold lines and colours and I agree with Ardyth, love how you've incorporated the sentiment! Anita in France

Broni said...

I love how you used the dots to incorporate all the colors this week! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Joan Ervin said...

You have combined all the challenges beautifully...what a fabulous design!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!!!

Michele Gross said...

This is so cool! I love what you've done with the circle border :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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