Monday, 4 July 2011
Creating for gents ...
Good morning everyone! This is just a short post to share with you my creative exploits from the past few days. I have been working on some gents cards- one for a 12th birthday, and for a 70th!
The 70th card was so much fun, and really rewarding in the I managed to be really creative for a customer, and that it was viable from a business perspective. All too often the business requirements don't allow for intricate work when you are doing crafting professionally. However, this did work, and I was so pleased.
I printed a '70' in a large front from the PC, and traced the shape onto the card, so that I could use my scalpel to cut out the shape. The larger the wording, the better as you have easier lines to cut, but this seemed to work well. It was on a beautiful pearlescent clue card, so after affixing the 7 diamante gems, I didn't think it needed any more.
Inside was a small pocket ready for the personal message of the customer, and another silver '70'. I love the colours in the card, and I love how the simple design really worked.
Also this week, was a 12th birthday card ....
Our nephew was 12 this week, and I was hoping to make a card that just unleashed my creativity, and didn't think at all about budget! I saw this card over at the a passion for papertrey blog and I loved the design - so i based my nephews card on it. It uses recycled navy card stock, hessian, recycled plastic backing from an old booklet, and an old pair of jeans. I liked that I used so many reused items on the card, and that it worked well for a young gentleman- enough rustic materials, and not a ribbon in sight!!
It took some time to do, as I stitched the number 12 by hand, using the worn bit of jeans, and hessian is so fibrous that it took some time making this tidy. But I think that the card came together, and in the end looked very different than the card I used for inspiration!