Wednesday, 24 February 2016

A 21st birthday card


I was asked to make a 21st card for a friend's son, so this is what I came up with:-

I knew I wanted to use a black and white colour scheme, with a pop of bright colour for this modern young man.
I had just taken delivery of some new dies which I just had to use, - they are both sets of Sizzix thinlit dies by Tim Holtz, called mixed media and scribbles and splat.
The balloon die was a freebie which came with a magazine, and I have found it very useful.

All for now


Sunday, 7 February 2016

70th birthday card for a man


Another age related card today. I made it a while ago for a friend's 70th birthday.

I find it difficult to make male cards, but I am very pleased with this.

I stamped random stamps to make the background, then stamped the figure, cut him out, and paper pieced him together with a jacket cut from shinny black card.

The guitar was a copyright free image from the Internet which I printed onto card and covered in glossy accents, I also made his shoes shiny with with glossy accents as well.

The cogs were from a Spellbinders set and cut from gold mirri and black art scraperboard which I  sanded back to give an industrial look.

Hope you like it