Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Man Card..eek!

Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone is well.  It is so lovely and sunny outside it’s enough to put anyone in a good mood.

I wanted to share with you something I hate making- man cards! What is it about the idea of steering away from pretty, flowery, girly cards that scares so many people? I know it petrifies me.  There are so many great colours and products out there to create the perfect “man card” it should be appealing.  I have struggled with so many Fathers Day cards, boyfriends’ birthday ideas I feel like giving up and just buying a stash of cards with pints of beer and sports cars on! But after receiving an order from Papertrey Ink last month I decided to give it one more chance.

Whenever I go on there website, I just want everything.   Unfortunately I have to refrain and control myself.  One set I did allow myself to purchase was Up, Up and Away.  I think this set is just so versatile, great for my man card attempt.  So the card I had to make was for my Boyfriends, Dad (yes it just gets more and more complicated, I want to impress) I didn’t want to make it too fussy, but on the other hand I didn’t want it to be too plain.  So this is what I came up with (no pun intended!!)

I decided on a plain card base, and then I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Square on kraft card- can’t create a card without it, and a Classic Square on white card.  Now for the balloon its self I didn’t really want to use just one colour, so I experiemented!  I carefully applied Versafine Ink in royal blue and baby blue to the balloon its self and brown ink for the basket, they managed to blend quite well!  For the sentiment, I seem to have a habit of always using them in the same place – under the image. So seeing as I was trying new things I decided to try it with this too and stamped it on the side of the image- I think it looks rather good even if I do say so myself.  Of course no card of mine would be complete without ribbon of somekind – I used some from my new stash from The Ribbon Girl – I thought this type of bakers twine would be appropriate, can you see why?

One more thing for today, I said I would show you when it arrived!! My first and most definitely not last order from Paper and String!

I can’t wait to start making things, I have so many great ideas for that felt!

Hope you all have a great day and enjoy the sunshine!!


P.S. Don’t forget to comment on yesterdays entry for a chance to win some of the jewellery featured!!

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