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
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21 comments:

  1. Love that die--perfect guy card!

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  2. 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

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

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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...

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

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  12. 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.

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

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

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  15. Love this mmm may have to get that die! x

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  16. Great card, love the images.

    Kath x

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  17. 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

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  18. 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.

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

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  20. That is a great male card Di x

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