Tuesday, 15 September 2009

The drought has ended!

As promised yesterday, here is my first card in a long long time! However, it is not the card that I started off with yesterday as I kept changing my mind. Is it just me or are cards for men difficult!! I just don’t seem to be able to find the right kind of stamp, image or design. Of course, it doesn’t help that most of my craft things are quite feminine – pretty images or flowers and ribbons!!

Oh well, I eventually came up with this autumnal card that I thought wasn’t too bad – I stamped the background using different colours of green, brown and yellow and then used sparkly embossing powder to make the green ones sparkle.

autumn birthday

The ovals were created using my nestabilities, the stamp was in my stash and the buttons are Stampin’ Up ones. I didn’t want to get too flourish-y with this card although I was tempted to add a bit of twine or autumnal flower but I held back!!

closeup autumn birthday

Although I wasn’t too convinced at first I think that I am quite pleased with this one as it is a simple card that I think would suit my uncle. It’s funny though…how the simplest cards seem to take longer than the more complex ones to finally come to fruition!

1 comment:

Hayley said...

Great card and you are sooo right Men's cards are always more difficult to make than female ones. Great to have you back blogging.