Tonight I thought I would share with you a card I made last week but couldn't share until now in case the recipient saw it!
I really struggle with making cards for men so I'm not completely happy with this one but thought I'd share it anyway.
I used a few stamp sets from Clearly Besotted Stamps for this one. I started with a white panel cut smaller than the card base and repeatedly stamped the chevron design to create the background. Next I stamped the parcel, balloon and tag and die cut these with their matching dies. I stamped the balloon string onto the background before mounting the parcel and balloon on top. I then tied some ribbon (this was the hanging ribbon taken from one of my jumpers!) around the tag before mounting this on 3D foam. I smothered the balloon in Glossy Accents to give it lots of shine, I remembered this after seeing this fab card by Michelle Short at The Card Grotto. Unfortunately, as I'm far too impatient, I touched the balloon before it was dry (when will I ever learn?!) and ended up with a lovely finger print on it so I smothered a second layer over the top which did the trick and then left it overnight to dry!
I really must try more masculine cards, no matter how hard I try I never really end up liking them, they're just not pretty enough! :D
- Stamps & Dies: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Basic Chevrons, Make a Wish and Tag Along
- Ink: Versa Color - Cement, Indigo and Pacific; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Ranger - Glossy Accents
- Cardstock, dew drops and ribbon from stash
That's all for now folks. Thanks so much for dropping by, your visits and comments are appreciated so much.
Bye for now