Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Spots 'n' stripes

I've got a lot of birthdays coming up in the next month so need to get busy. 
The Male Room are asking for Spots and Stripes this time. I decided that was something I could work with and added zig-zags for good measure. 


 Here is my card:

 The spots and stripes are embossed on black card and the zig-zags stamped in black with a Casual Fridays set which I got with male cards in mind but have not often used with much success. I edged them all with silver.
The sentiment is Paper Smooches. I decided to add a bit of wire which I had seen people do to great effect. No-one tells you how tricky it is to get the wire to stay put. It springs off in all directions.
The first day I gave up and went to bed. Next morning I manged to get a bit of tape on the spiralled wire while holding it down with both hands and a foot... Then it was manageable and just a case of deciding where to place it. 
I'm pleased with this and it came together quickly so that is also a bonus. Still time to get it in the post too. 


  1. great choice of spots using embossed paper and stripes too combine with chevron
    lovely manly card
    thanks for joining us at The Male Room
    Monika (GDT at TMR)

  2. Like the idea of the spots and stripes being embossed onto the black card. Great colour palette for a man, the wire looks fab! Thanks for joining us in TMR
    Louise xx

  3. I do like the monochrome and simple layout. Nice take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room, and I'm sorry I'm so late commenting!! Deborah x


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