Saturday 28 May 2016

Masculine Birthday CAS 175 CF 148

It seems ages since I last made a card. Between going away last weekend and work stuff, it has indeed been a while. Necessity saw me in my room this afternoon though as tomorrow is my husband's birthday and a card was needed. He's hard to make a card for. Most 'male' stamp sets are just not him but golf is his passion.

The sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches gave me the idea of a golf ball in motion....

... and ended up with this card.

I cut the circles out with nesting framelits and then embossed them with a spotty-dotty folder. I used the debossed side and sponged the edges and one side to define the circles and to create a more 3-D look to the golf balls. The ball on the tee is on dimensionals.

The little grass stamp I found in a jumble box at the Church Fair a couple of years ago. The -RRIFIC I got by masking off part of the sentiment from No Bones About It - it was originally DINO-RRIFIC. The 'TEE' is made from little scrabble tiles from the leftovers of an old Kaisercraft sticker set. The golf tee started life as the letter T from the Little Letter framelits, with a wee scissor shave to make it more the right shape.

I hope he'll like it. Tomorrow will tell...

I'm also entering this card into the Birthday Boy challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

Update: So delighted to be a Weekly Winner at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Card: Early Espresso base, Whisper White
Stamps: unknown Grass stamp, No Bones About It, W&W Big, Bold and Party
Inks: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi
Other: Little Letter framelits, Circle framelits, Swiss Dots embossing folder, sponges, dimensionals, Kaisercraft scrabble tile stickers.


  1. Jan - I love this card! Such a brilliant idea for using the sketch. I am sure that your husband has to like this - Happy Birthday to him! Thanks for joining us again at CAS Colours & Sketches - hope to see you next week. Liz x

  2. Oh this is awesome - what a clever take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  3. Oh, this is a clever use of the sketch. Love the pun sentiment,a brilliant masculine card, thanks for sharing with us at CC&S
    Louise xx

  4. This is such a great masculine card!! I love your design! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  5. What a perfect card for your hubby - I think it will suit him to a "t" (see what I did there? ha ha ha)! It's a genius take on the sketch, and I like how you've added the dimples to the golf balls. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at CC&S! :)

  6. This is so fun and clever, perfect masculine card and FABulously CAS. Thanks for playing at CC&S this week and you might want to link up to Uniko Challenge this month too ;) Hugs Bev x

  7. Love the golfballs! Perfect guy card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays :)

  8. Jan, this is brilliant! Great use of the sketch and so witty, too. I love the pun sentiment too. The embossing is genius! Great card. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

  9. What a clever way to make golf balls! And the perfect sentiment to go along with it!