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Saturday, 6 March 2010

18th Birthday Card

My nephew is 18 soon, and I set out to make him a card. Like all male cards, it's hard - even harder than my husband or either of my sons because humour is more unpredictable. (My nephew lives 400 miles away and I see him once or twice a year so I really don't know what he'd find funny and what would embarrass or irritate him.) So, knowing that he's got a motor bike and having spotted an appropriate decoupage set in a recent magazine, I set to work.



The rider is, I think, from Crafters Companion, and he's been decoupaged with silicone glue. the tools on his belt are from my collection, and I must try to get some more of them. They're useful! The tool box is of my own devising. I knew the card needed something else, but flowers and/or butterflies just didn't seem appropriate, so I put the box together on Namo Web Canvas and layered that too. The background paper's mine too - just a simple stripe put together on Photoshop Elements, as was the sentiment. I've also used a Fiskars border punch, and my nesties - the pinking circles to match the border punch.

The overall card is bigger than I usually do - A5 - but the size of the image dicatated it couldn't be any smaller than that.

I'm entering it for the Allsorts Challenge Week 42 which called for 'Cards for Men'. And, despite the fact that it makes me feel old, at 18, he's legally a man!

2 comments:

Kirsten...x said...

Great male card i think you made the right choice with the motorbike theme...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Teresa said...

I think you would be safe with him 400 miles away if he found it embarrassing. Mind you, I would think he would like this card very much.

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