..... Morning! I've got a birthday card to share with you today. This one is for our son, Ben:
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Stamps - Free Spirit Boy; The Greetery - Birthday Sentiment Suite; Mama Elephant - Mixed Wishes Greetings
Inks: Gina K - Keylime, Blue Lagoon, Blue Raspberry; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Accessories: White & Black Card; Taylored Expressions - Ovals Masking Stencils
I'm submitting this card to The Male Room - TMR#158 to make a card for a teenager, Just Us Girls - JUGS#614 - Trend week to make an inked background, and to Seize the Birthday - STB#229 - I've gone for the Anything Goes option.
I placed the oval mask on a side opening A2 note card. I used three inks to shade the background - I love how Gina K inks blend so well. I removed the mask and stamped the abstract circles image in black ink. This image is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps (now sadly closed), but it is one of my all time favourite stamps for making masculine birthday cards. I used it many times in the past for cards for Ben, and while he's not a teenager anymore, it is perfect for this card. I finished the front by adding a simple birthday greeting. Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of black card. On the white card, I stamped the circle image again this time blending together the green, teal and blue inks. I finished with a fun verse. This card is already in the post and on its way to Ben.
That's all for now with cards.
I'm feeling very tired now and need to have a nap. Some of you may have seen my recent Facebook posts. I had a lumpectomy last week for breast cancer. I'm only telling you this because it's important not to ignore any lumps or bumps you might find. I found a lump in early November, saw my GP who immediately referred me to a specialist. I saw him in December and had a shedload of tests. And then I was told I had breast cancer. I really hadn't been expecting that at all. Christmas and New Year have been a bit quite. However, the good thing is that I had surgery last week and will be followed up shortly to find out next steps. Apart from feeling absolutely shattered, I'm okay. So, don't ignore lumps you might find and get them followed up. I'm so thankful for our wonderful National Health Service.
Sorry to hear Deb! Sending positive healing vibes your way!
Deborah, First and foremost! Thanks for sharing your recent diagnosis with us and spreading the word that we should never ignore abnormalities! My heart goes out to you as you tackle the road ahead of you! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Your cards are fabulous and that stamp is so fun and retro! Love the oval masking and blending too! I so appreciate you playing along at Just Us Girls and Seize the Birthday! Please take care and don't stop crafting as it will be a nice distraction for you!
This is a fabulous card Deborah, I love the colours and the circle stamp is perfect, as you say, for a masculine card.
I am sorry to hear you have had to have surgery and I hope all will be well. You are correct it is important to see about lumps. I checked on one in the Summer, luckily all was OK. Praying for you.
Lovely blending of you ink -- what a perfect card for a teenager too. Thanks for joining in at JUGS
And joining in at STB!
I hope your prognosis is good and that you are in the company of positive people! Your card is so colorful and reminds me of "groovy" designs in the 70's! Your inked background is so smooth...I could learn a thing or two from you with that technique! Thank you for sharing your card with us this week at Just Us Girls! Hugs!!!!!
So sorry to hear this. Take good care of yourself. I do love your masculine cards. They're so hard to do sometimes but yours are perfect!!! Thanks so much for joining in on our Seize the Birthday challenge.
Wonderful graphic looking cards, thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday. Sending hugs and prayers that all will be well after your surgery, Cathy x
Me again! With my DT hat on. Just to let you know I really do like this card, perfect for the Teen. Thank you so much for joining us in our For a Teenager challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Your card is so beautiful and stylish, love it. Thank you for joining the Male Room "For a teenager"-challenge. I hope to see you again joining our new "Clocks"-challenge.
You did a great teenager card! I love how you blend the colors on the background of your beautiful stamp. Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at The Male Room.
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