Friday, 30 October 2015

Birthday card for yet another male

It's no secret that I really struggle with male Birthday cards - teenagers are the worst I find. Also, October and November are really busy months for Birthdays so there's not much time to download digis and/or have colouring sessions. This is the card I made for one of Len's great-nephews:
I used:

- DL white card blank, tent style

- piece of red card from the snippets folder, die cut using the Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' die, trimmed a little and then added to the bottom of the card blank (I'd used Stick-It adhesive sheet when cutting the die)

- using Ranger 'Black Archival' ink and stamps from Indigo Blu's 'Loud Music' set I then just stamped three images above the die cut greeting

Quite a quick card to make, if you discount the couple of hours (no kidding!) I spent hunting round for ideas!

Di
x

21 comments:

Greta said...

Love that die--perfect guy card!

Juls said...

Hi, I have been MIA from blog land for so long so currently playing a massive game of catchup. I have enjoyed looking at your blog and all your gorgeous creations, thanks for the inspiration :-) hugs Juls

SARN said...

I agree male cards are the hardest but you've made a brilliant one here mate xxx

LesleyG said...

So agree they are the hardest, and so glad it's not just me who hunts for ages, but your card looks fab! Xxx

brenda said...

I too agree Di, they are by far the hardest to make but I think this ones ticks all the right boxes for purpose.

Was coming out to play this week, had my mind set on it and here we are Friday, sorry.

B x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Di this is just simply brilliant! love it .. Shaz in Oz.x

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Carole said...

Super card.....worth the agonising on the idea..........I can spend ages trying to come up with the idea and then no time left to make!

Barb said...

A great card, especially for a male. I'm suffering from loss of mojo but I have this die and think I may have been inspired. Barbxx

Pat said...

This is a great masculine card Di and the black images are perfect with the lovely bright red die cut sentiment. I know what you mean about the planning taking longer than the execution! x

Carol L said...

Nice work on making a fun masculine birthday card! I think it's perfect and so will the recipient! Love that two-tone sentiment!

Donna said...

Well... I wouldn't have guessed you struggled making 'male' cards... not from the few I've seen recently.
This card 'rocks'... no pun intended :)

PS. How's your back doing? Haven't heard lately...

Kath said...

A great male card - perfect for a teenager.
Kath x

MaryH said...

Love this super red die border...and you've designed a perfect card for a teenage boy. Boombox, loud music and his gee-tar...It's just darling. Yay for you & he will love it. TFS & Hugs.

Liz said...

Perfect card for a teenager. Planning masculine cards usually take me longer than the making too. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

I think that this is perfect for a teen boy! I always have difficulty to make these cards... You have made a great work!

Jenni's Jems said...

Love this mmm may have to get that die! x

Kathleen said...

Great card, love the images.

Kath x

Karen Petitt said...

It's a perfect card for a male and I would imagine he'd love it. The happy birthday die is now on my wish list - it's exceptionally classy Miss Pixie and I love the three colour b&w with red - gorgeous! Karen xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I could do musical elements for most of the men in my life. My DS use to have a recording studio in my house, after college. This place was pumping every weekend. Love the way this all came together and that great sentiment die.

Bonnie said...

Teenage boys are the hardest to do a card for, I agree! You got this though! Perfect!

Pippa said...

That is a great male card Di x