Sunday, 31 August 2008

Oh, Brother!

Like most people, I struggle when it comes to cards that might appeal to a male eye, but when I saw this paper that arrived from Emma yesterday in my Sassy Crafts DT kit, I couldn't believe what a great match it was with this gorgeous embossed stamped image that I had received from an Australian forum buddy in an image swap some time ago. Even down to the dragonfly!! Incredible! And suddenly I had my inspiration for my brother's birthday card! Thank you, Laura in Oz, Basic Grey and Sassy Crafts! lol ;o)

  • I wish I could tell you what the stamp is, or who it's by, as it's gorgeous, and I'd like some more. If anybody knows, please enlighten me! (Enlighten? Did you like that? The path to enlightenment.. oriental stamp... no? Well, I thought it was good! hehe lol ;o)

EDIT: With huge thanks to Penny, I can now tell you the stamp is by Tin Can Mail, and is called Chinese Pear Collage. Thanks, Penny! :o)

  • The paper is, of course, 'Atypical' by Basic Grey from the 'Offbeat' range, available HERE, although you need to see it face to face to appreciate it properly.

  • The sentiment stamp is by Elzybells.

  • Cardstock, gold thread, brads and spiral clips from stash. (Square metallic brads are available HERE.)

  • Sticky foam pads for raising the stamped panels are HERE.


  1. Lovely card Chris!
    Oriental is very versatile :)

  2. Ummm This is a stunning card Chris, I'm sure your far to talented by half......get over here and rub shoulders with me for a while, maybe some of it will rub off on to me LOL

    I really do love this card!

  3. Hey Chris! Fab card! I love the splash of gold here and there. It's funny b/c I recognize that stamp but couldn't tell you who made it for the life of me!!! Have a good rest of the weekend!

  4. Gorgeous card, the colours are fab. I'm sure your Brother will love it.

    Love Debbie xx

  5. Wow beautiful male card Chris. That is a great image indeed!


  6. Nice funky paper and card!! The stamp is by Tin Can Mail:

  7. Thank you for your kind comments, everyone.. and Penny ~ Bless you for that info! Thank you! :o) Must go and edit the post now..

    Chris xx

  8. great card think he will love it

  9. That is a lovely male card, you always manage to do something a bit different - very original :D

  10. Fab male card.I'm sure your brother will love it.

    Cass xxx

  11. gorgeous card Chris - love the paper and beautiful stamp - your brother will love it and who needs Google when we've got Penny...well done for the info.

  12. A gorgeous card and a great stamp!

  13. Yeah Chris! Sorry hun it wasn't me, so thanks to Sophy, for your image and mine (she's given me double the inspiration!)

  14. Gorgeous card, Chris!!! love the stamp!


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