In the last week, I was asked by two different people to make 70th birthday cards for two different men. They've got fairly different interests, so they turned out rather different, although I tend to make my 'male' cards fairly plain as I know my oh and sons don't like things to look 'fussy'.
This gentleman, apparently likes to sit outside in or close to his shed, drinking a beer. So, I adapted an image from the Joanna Sheen CDrom of images by Pamela West by adding a beer glass! I designed the background paper using colours from the image, as the papers on the CD tend towards the floral!
The second gentleman is a life-long supporter or Harrow Borough Football Club. I used an image from Pollycraft, which I adapted using Photoshop Elements to give him a 70 badge, and to add the words to the scarf and to colour it red. I coloured the rest of the image with Promarkers, and put the stripy paper together in Photoshop Elements.
And those are both examples of why I love digital images - you can add those little details that personalise a card.
I'd like to enter the first card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad where they want autumn colours,
Secret Crafter where they want milestone birthdays,
My Heart Pieces where anything goes,
Bearly Mine where anything goes.
I'd like to enter the second card into the following challenges:
Quirky Crafts where they want numbers,
Just Some Lines where they want two different colouring media (Promarkers, but the scarf was coloured digitally)
Tuesday Taggers where anything goes.