Friday, 17 April 2009

EASY CARD FOR A MAN

A nice, easy monochrome image - men are always difficult to stamp for, and I think are often frightened of colour!

This card works well for birthdays, anniversarys (I made it for Father's Day last year - and my poor husband will probably be given it again this year, lol).




















With Love
copyright Susie Jefferson at 1stFloorFlat and BladeRubberStamps

How I did it:
  • I used just one inkpad throughout: Brilliance ink in Starlite Black.
  • The background is the huge trefoil stamp (stamped twice onto white card) from the Weathered Textiles sheet by Tim Holtz.
  • The main image is Classic Couple from Stampsmith (also stamped onto white card) then torn round 3 of the edges and ink rubbed on straight from the pad.
  • I punched two holes at top and bottom left-hand side and threaded fibres through, then used double-sided tape to mount the piece to the background.
  • The text is made up from an unmounted ransom-style alphabet set.
I hope you enjoy my very first project for Inspirational!

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3 comments:

Michelle said...

Great card!! My DH is always coming up behind me and whispering in my ear! LOL! I love it!

Unknown said...

Fantastic card xx

Susie Jefferson said...

Thank you so much both of you.

Michelle - my husband still whispers in mine... but usually these days it's to ask if I'm making a cup of tea!

It's true though - men's cards are always SO difficult.