Sunday, 13 January 2008

Beer Cheers

This is a card which I made this afternoon for a male's 30th birthday. Masculine cards are often difficult to keep masculine, so I've deliberately avoided any ribbon bows (albeit I think it's possible to get away with some knotted gingham), scallops, gemstones or other "bling". I've used some red holographic circular peel off stickers on the corners of the black card mount for the stamped piece and another three of the same peel offs on the black corner die cut on the lower right... the card needed something to lift it, but I think even these peel offs are pushing it and seem slightly "camp"!

The beer stamp for this set is great for bloke-related cards... I don't know many Scottish men who don't like beer.


- stamps: Stampin' Up "Cheers to You" stamp set; "Canvas" background stamp; and "Polka Dot" background stamp (lower 2cm of red card only);
- ribbon: Stampin' Up black gingham;

- card: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Basic Black and Real Red cardstock;
- Ink: black Stazon; Stampin' Up Brocade Blue
- Other: Stickles Stardust glitter glue; Stampendous red holographic circle peel-offs; Stampin' Up Dimensionals foam pads; Quickutz 2" x 2" corner die; Stampin' Up 1" circle punch; Stampin' Up Watercolour Wonder Crayons (to colour the beer mug).

The layout for this card was (roughly!) based on Beate's sketch challenge, which you can see on her excellent and inspiring blog; here's a copy of this week's sketch:-

I've placed my sentiment in the upper right at the end of the long top strip and my left hand image is square and not circular (and on the large side), but it's otherwise pretty much true to the sketch - it's called "artistic licence"!

1 comment:

beate said...

Perfect male birthday card. Made me smile!
Thanks for trying out the sketch.
Hugs and smiles