Sunday 21 June 2015


I'm back with my third post today - and I've also fitted in time to go to the coast to watch the Red Arrows aerobatic display!

The Less is More Challenge theme this week is 'Stencilling'. As it's Father's Day today, I thought I'd make a masculine card.
I made the panel using a Creative Expressions 'Gears' stencil, with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink.  The small mirror card gears were die cut with an x-Cut die.  I used a Spellbinders Cog die cut to mat the sentiment.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
Less is More - Week 229 ~ Stencilling
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks 181 and 182 ~ Used silver mirror card snippets
Friday Mashup Challenge #214... Stencil this!
AAA Cards Challenge - Game #42 Paste and/or Stencils


  1. Cool card, like the cog border around your sentiment too


  2. Wonderful card for a guy! I love the way you used the gears and stenciling on this Liz.

  3. Great guy card! I love sprockets and cogs!

    I think I have seen the red Arrows...if they are the plane arobatics, then I saw them a couple of years ago while in England. They were fab!

    1. Yes, they are the ones who fly planes. It was an amazing display. x

  4. I really like how you matted the sentiment with a gear. Cool idea. Your stenciling came out beautiful. Love the mirror gears. Another fabulous card. You've been a busy girl.

  5. Now THIS is a great guy card...for ANY occasion. Men like blue (at least most do!) and they nearly all love gears & gadgets. So perfect. Love your stenciling. And yes, get out the brushos! If you've not seen the youtubes by Eileen Godwin, look at those...most excellent. Will encourage you no end. If I can use them, I KNOW you can! TFS & Hugs

  6. This is a great use of the stencil and I love that you added your own cogs to the stenciled ones! Great guy card!

  7. You know how much I love male cards, and this one is really super. Wouldn't it be great for a cycling enthusiast? Love it!

  8. How fun, what a really great look for a guy card, so glad you could join us at AAA Cards

  9. Great card Liz and a super theme as well. I love that you added the snippetty cogs, they're also perfectly placed all ready to work when someone starts the card up :)


    Di xx

  10. You've got the guy thing happening nicely- my guy would like this! Thanks for playing AAA Cards "Paste & or Stencil". Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  11. This is a great masculine card Liz and I like the stencilled strip you have made in that pretty blue and the silver mirri card cogs over the top and under the sentiment look great. x

  12. Simply AWESOME Liz - fantastic stencilling ... slightly envious of that clever 'cog' stencil you have in your stash. It works brilliantly for both LIM and AAA Cards and love your yummy white space. Thanks as always for playing along. Sarah x

  13. Great card! Love how stencils & cogs complement each other x

  14. Fabulous stencil work and so great for a guy card.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  15. This is SO effective!
    Terrific card
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  16. Catching up on my comments, sorry this is so late!

    Super masculine stencilling Liz!
    Thanks for joining us last week
    Less is More

  17. Great guy card - that gears stencil is fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up at AAA Cards! Jill

  18. Really like that stencil. Great man card. Love the addition of the gear die cuts to your stenciled panel. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.


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