Saturday, 25 August 2012

PTI masculine birthday card

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Hello everyone and welcome to a wet Bank Holiday weekend in Manchester. Am I downhearted? Not a chance, because it gives me a good excuse to stay indoors and craft today. I can't hang any washing out, we are not entertaining this weekend so I don't need to be in the kitchen and all this equals one happy gal settling in for the day!

Today is PTI bloghop day and we were given these lovely photos to inspire us

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Aren't the pictures gorgeous and autumnal? Even though I don't want to wish the last of the summer away, I was really drawn to the textures and colours in these pics. I decided to pick out some of the colours, and the herringbone and argyle patterns for my card. I have a lot of trouble making cards for men but I think this one would do.

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I cut out a herringbone pattern in brown card with my Silhouette Cam and matted it onto fine linen card. I used canyon clay and spring moss ink to stamp the argyle pattern and sentiment tag, and a couple of brads and some scraps of ribbon finished it all off.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the hop.

Hugs
Carol x

29 comments:

  1. Carol your card is fabulous, great masculine card!

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  2. Wow, love the argyle in these colors. Stunning.

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  3. Lovely card! I just bought a Silhouette but have not had a lot of time to use it. This is fantastic.

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  4. Cool argyle and I guess I'm going to have to get a Silhouette. I like that herringbone all cut out. Very nice card.

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the herringbone with the argyle!

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  6. Fabulous is RIGHT! I love the way you combined all the patterns. Not always easy to do and you nailed it:)

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  7. Great card Carol and perfect for a man...lovely colour choice

    Anne

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  8. Excellent card. I like the argyle strip! I hardly ever use mine but this may inspire me to work with it some more.

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  9. Amazing card and great choice of colors.

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  10. How pretty! Love the mix of patterns--the herringbone and argyle look great together here.

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  11. This is a terrific masculine card. I love the colors and mix of patterns. So sorry about your weather. We've got the Manchester game on TV right now, and I can see the torrential downpour. Seems like it's always raining at Premier League soccer games.

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  12. Ohhhhh I love your herringbone cutout!!!!!

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  13. Love the background you created and the lovely argyle piece! This is a wonderful card!

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  14. Great take on the challenge! I love all the texture you added to your card!

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  15. Everything is awesome! The cut background, the colors and the large argyle look perfect. My favorite part are the three little ribbons on the right edge, the position of the oranges moves the eye just right.

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  16. Great masculine card - the argyle is beautiful. I love the touches of orange.

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  17. Gorgeous, and yes masculine. What's a silhouette cam? I want one! Your argyle's amazing!

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  18. This is so great! I love the argyle design, it's a wonderful masculine card!

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  19. What a fabulous masculine card! Love the argyle.

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  20. This is such a handsome card! Love the argyle.

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  21. love the mix of colors & patterns - this is a great masculine card!

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  22. Great colors, and I love the cut background!

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  23. Neat cut background! Very crisp!

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  24. Fabulous card--love the colors & design--everything!

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  25. I love your herringbone background! I totally agree that this is a perfect masculine card.

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  26. Great use of patterns really lovely card.

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  27. Love your very unique card Carol. Great colors and layout too. I couldn't come up with anything for this blog hop.

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Thanks,
Carol x

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