Friday, 5 June 2009

Birthday boy

I think the only consolation of the dip in temperature since our mini heat wave is that I seem to get more achieved - when it's that hot I didn't even want to spend any time in the shade of my craft room so at least now I might get a few things done! (Of course I'd rather it stayed that hot all summer though!)

Here's a card I made for a very dear friend in America, trying to get over that cards-for-a-man problem ;)


Brown and blue - my go-to male colours (probably should expand my boundaries in that regard!), along with a Hero Arts stamp coloured with Copics.

Do you like the funky background? I picked that up from the fabulous Jennifer McGuire - embossing a piece of coloured card-stock (must have a white core) with the Cuttlebug swiss dots folder, sanding it to reveal white dots, then colouring the dots with markers.

I hope everyone has a great weekend, it's been a fascinating day for a self-confessed news junkie like myself so who knows what the weekend will bring?!


Recipe:

Stamps - Birthday Frame and Messages (Hero Arts)
Ink - Memento
Card - Memory Box Vanilla Bean/Stamping Up Bashful Blue
Other - linen thread/button/Cuttlebug embossing folder/Copic markers
/stickles

6 comments:

Need More Time to Craft said...

Hi Kate...Loving your card and that background idea is awsome. I'm going to give that a try. Have a great weekend.
Carole x

Emma said...

Great tip about the embossing folder, will have to dig out some colour core card and give it a go. I know wht you mean about go to colours, this is such a great colour combo for a male card though x

Take care & enjoy your weekend x

Sarah-Jane said...

Cool mans card, I think the colours are fab! and that background is way cool! bet it took a while tho?!
It is an interesting news time too, isn't it?!
Happy weekend ;0)
Hugs S.J. xx

Zoe said...

Great card Kate. Love all the textures and colour combo. Zoƫ x

Aimes said...

Yummy card for a male - you've definitely cracked the male card problem that I still seem to have! LOL!
Soggy weekends mean more time to play in my book! I'm a self confessed news junkie too - always have it on in the background! Just hoping for some good news soon....
Have a super soggy weekend hun!
Love,
Aimes
x

simplyfairies said...

Oh loving this one Kate, its always a real inspiration on your blog!