Sunday, October 6, 2013

Male 50th

A work colleague invited me to his 50th birthday and of course I opted to make a handmade card to give on behalf of everyone at work. I wanted the card to be classic in style and yet to have some strength for a man. Here is what I came up with...

I used the Big Shot to cut out numbers and Labels collection framelits to frame them up. I stamped the top portion of the card using a flourish image from retired Sale-A-Bration set called "Bliss". I used crumb cake inkpad to keep it subtle on the crumb cake cardstock.

Black satin ribbon and DSP finshed the front of the card nicely. I added a strip of the same DSP to one side of the envelope.
 I also added a strip of DSP to the back inside edge of the card before adding the insert with a stamped greeting. Actually, if you look carefully at the previous images, you will notice that this inner strip runs up the side of the card when  it is closed. If you like this look be sure to fold the base card a little shy of half way making the front slightly narrower.
The extra touches really finish off the card nicely, and is a must for a special occasion.

1 comment:

  1. I like the edge treatment Leanne, it gives a nicely polished finish to this card. I'm sure it was appreciated... cards for the older man can be tricky to make interesting without fuss. Your colours work well also. Di




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