Saturday, 13 September 2014

60th Birthday


Oh I do struggle with cards for men. I usually keep things fairly clean and simple and go with neutral images such as stars. I don't usually spend ages colouring a man's card because  it won't be appreciated, but also because I don't feel comfortable sending fully grown men a card with a cartoon-type character on it - my hubby always makes fun of me if I do! 

So that leaves me without an image and then I am often lost. This card was no exception. I had the idea of using the large panel for a die-cut phrase but apart from that I was fairly stuck. I'm still not very happy with the way it turned out :( . It's for my father-in-law's 60th birthday so it had to be a bit special which is why I went for the gold glitter (that is the most of that paper I have ever used in one go so he should be honoured!)  and then I added the navy blue to tone it down a bit, but I don't really like them together. And then I added the stamping and the little champagne bottle that I had an absolute shocker colouring (all my copics have run out and every shade I wanted to use was dry - I MUST get my order in soon!!).  It looks worse than it is actually because in real life I have spread glossy accents over it but it doesn't look good at all in the photo.

So all in all I really struggled with this card and it is just about cobbled together to pass for his 60th birthday card and this week's DT entry. I hope to improve on this significantly next week!
This  week's Sketch Saturday sketch is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and as always they are offering a great prize so pop on over and join in with the challenge.

Happy scrapping xx







For cardmaking and scrapbooking classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire, please contact me. 



3 comments:

  1. My fave! Glitter! Can never have enough of that!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Greta card, I love the embossed stars

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Sunday

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous card Niki, it's amazing what you can do with the simplest of sketches! Love it! Jx

    ReplyDelete