Sunday 28 April 2013

For a Man

You know, I looked at some of the cards my partner has received for his birthday tomorrow and thought...'you could just as easily put 'happy retirement' on the front'! While my partner is not a young man, he is a long way from retirement and is the active daddy of a six-year-old...My mission has become to make a card that does not scream 'past it'!

I used the X-cut Build a Scene hot air balloon dies. There are a lot of bits to be cut out here (and have plenty of waxed paper handy!) The papers for the balloon and all its trimmings are from Basic Grey '
Nook and Pantry' range and the cloud background is October Afternoon. I used a circular sentiment stamp from My Sentiments Exactly and some yellow and red gems - he's man enough to enjoy a bit of bling on his card!

I'd like to enter this for:
Desert Island Crafts 1,3,5,7,9
Crafting for all Seasons No stamps allowed
Card Crafter's Circle Masculine Cards
Drunken Stampers Up
Basic Grey Masculine


Donna said...

Fantastic card!!! That definitely does not make me think "past it"
Thanks for playing along with the Up challenge at Drunken Stampers this week :)

Barbara Godden said...

Wow fabulous card any man would love a card like that. Thanks for playing along with us at the Drunken Stampers Challenge blog for "UP"

Pia S said...

What a great card you've made for your partner! I like how you've added the sentiment around the hot air balloon and the bling are great finishing touches. I think it's really helpful to know something about the person I'm making a card for, especially if it's for a man, to avoid the trap of making it too grown-up, too childish or too bland. Your card is none of these things:)

chrissie said...

A wonderful card with great ideas

Chrissie x

Anne-Marie said...

I think you hit the spot with this delightful card....beautifully done! Thanks so much for entering it in our challenge at Card Crafter's Circle....good luck!

Distressed Miss said...

Perfect choice. Your design is fun and fresh (definately does not scream past it!!)
Thanks so much for playing along at Basic Grey Challenges.

Jessi Fogan said...

There is just something about 'guy cards' that tends towards the oldster. I know exactly what you mean! I love this - perfect for your hubby! Thanks so much for getting UP with the Drunken *hiccup* Stampers this week :)

Unknown said...

So awesome! So much detail but not this design. Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers!