Saturday, 3 July 2010

Dad's birthday card...

Dad has always loved looking at boats and used to drag us off to walk around harbours when we were on holiday so I thought this image would be perfect for him.

The papers are a free download called 'Fathers and Fedoras' from Summertime Designs and I have used them a few times before because I love the set. I wanted it to be mainly blue but I'm really glad I used the touch of light brown from the argyle on the image too. I have been collecting Promarkers for a while now and have quite a few, so why is it that you could always do with a shade that you don't have yet?! In this case True Blue and French Navy- Oh well, it will have to wait because I have just ordered new stamps! I'm loving the sizzlets corner die with 4 different corners- I would have put this one down as too ornate and feminine for a man's card but in navy I think the swirls look quite wave like and fill the gap perfectly.
I am entering this for Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge as they have a theme of 'water'.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Fabulous card Alison. The papers are perfect for a male card and I love the corner die - I might have to add that to my craft wish list.

{Jane} said...

Great card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Mel X said...

Hi Alison, this is a super male card. Loving the boat and nestie shape - is it a nestie? well I love it anyway! The papers are really gorgeous and that die cut corner - oooooohhhh, am jealous as thats top of my shopping list lol. Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter, I hope you come back and see us again next week. Good luck in the draw.

Mel X