Sunday 23 February 2014

Teenage birthday card

One of my great nephews is sixteen today and this is the card I sent him.

I  used some papers that I haven't used for a long time (mainly because I can never think quite how to use them) - they seemed appropriate for the card I wanted to mak - Artic Frog Sunday Brench . I also used some sentiment paper for the middle panel which was from an Art & Craft Bloc (I bought lots of these years ago and don't think I'd manage to use them up even if I used a piece on every card for the next few years - not sure why I bought so many at the time, but I suppose we all do that at times!).

The new element is a bicycle paper clip, so it clipped niftily behind the panel before being glued down.  I bought  a pack of these in different colours from Tiger who have recently opened a shop in Bromley - they sell all sorts of things - it's a good place for a look around.

Inspired by this Pinterest picture for Pinspirational challenge 95, which this week is 'anything goes:

This is also for:

Catered crop: good birthdays
Artistic inspirations 79: anything goes/masculine
Melonheadz friends: for the boys
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 217: it's raining men
A little bit crafty February: man up
De creatieve Zebra 6: men
Crafty bloggers network February: all about boys
Crafting by designs February
Card and scrap 70: hip hip hooray - everything can be celebrated
Sister Act 45: anything goes

Commissioned 30th birthday card

I was asked to make a 30th birthday card for a daughter - not girly or with flowers, but to include some musical notes and butterflies with the wording given, which I generated on computer and printed on to card that has Happy Birthday repeatedly printed - very feint, so quite hard to see here.

I used an 8 x 8 embossalicious embossing folder with my eBosser, using some pearlescent card that was a lilac colour, brushing this with dusty concord and chipped sapphire distress inks. The 3D acetate butterflies are some that came in a pack with a recently bought magazine.

I hope I've hit the right note with this card (no pun intended) - I know it is simple, but I couldn't make it fussy and girly and also it needs to be posted abroad so the request was to keep thickness and weight to a minimum.

The torn piece of acetate had been prepared on the computer and printed and run through my xyron so that no glue showed through.

This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Catered crop: good birthdays
Craftitude 59: anything goes or hit the right note (music themed)
Crazy 4 challenges 224: music inspiration
Sentimental Sundays 195: make your own background paper
Crafty hands 8: embossed background
2 sisters 173: embossing
The crafting cafe February: embossing
Ruby's rainbow 73: texture
4 crafty chicks 182: things with wings
Hiding in my craftroom 138: what's buggin' ya?
Quirky crafts 4:pile it high - layer it up and 3D it
Little tangles 31: monochromatic
Crafting by designs February
Card and scrap 70: hip hip hooray - everything can be celebrated
DL.ART February: anything goes
Sister Act 45: anything goes