Friday, March 9, 2007

A Card for my dad

As I promised, today I am sharing the card I made for my Dad's birthday. Okay, so this isn't the card I actually sent him, his said Happy Birthday on it, but it is the same other than that. I had to make two because I liked it so much! As most of you know, it can be tricky to make cards for the men in our lives. They really aren't into all the flowers and ribbons and bling and all that girly stuff. I had to think for a while before I came up with this one. I remember being at a SU convention years ago where Kevin Theason was doing a booth using wheels I believe. He and another male demonstrator gave those around the booth a quick tip on "male cards." He told us to stay away from the soft subtles and bold brights. Guys were much more comfortable with the earth elements and rich regals. So, with that in mind, I went to my Earth Elements paper and picked out this summer sun. I liked the way the summer sun looked next to this patterned paper from the Sarah collection so that was by base. I just took some paper snips and cut a deep curvy shape across the paper and then stuck it down. I pulled out my seeing spots and stamped them in Cranberry, summer sun, and always artichoke. I used the awesome circle punches and punched them all out. I layed the circles out along the curvy line til they looked balanced and then stuck them all down. I added the ribbons around the bottom of the card and then to anchor it all I put three black mini brads in random circles. The happy birthday I used for dad was from the Cheery Chat set, this card uses words from the Sincere Salutations. ( I think the cheery chat looked better) this card ended up being a 5 x 5 square card. I am just in love with the square cards! So much more room to play with!
I have another card ready to post tomorrow. Can anyone guess what set it is using?? Place your guess and you just might win a prize! Hint: it is from the spring mini.....


Brynn said...

I'm going to guess Doodle This (b/c I know you at least have that one for sure and it's so much fun!!!) Great male card by the way and the tip was a good one too!
Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

I'm going to guess the set with the bear and the giraffe. I can't remember what it's called. This card is great! I need to make some manly cards. Birthdays are coming up.