I kept putting it off and putting it off, but tonight I realised that I HAD to make this card for a friend's teenage son as my mum needs it tomorrow morning. I just find male cards, especially for older boys and adults sooooo hard to make. But then I just had the idea to make a pocket card as I haven't made one in ages and the ideas just seemed to flow from then. (You can click on the images to see more detail).
I started with a Kraft base and lined the front (and back) with Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper (sounds girly, but the paper can suit anyone), and rounded the corners. I then stamped the sentiment from Daily Design Sentiments (Papertrey Ink) in Versa fine Antique Sepia ink and punched it out with my label punch. I then adhered this to some Kraft cardstock and carefully cut a border around the edge. I raised this up with foam adhesive.
I stamped the flap of the card with a stamp from Around and About Sentiments from Papertrey Ink using Versamark Ink.
The inside of the card uses Vintage Cream csardstock and I stamped A Little Argyle background stamp from Papertrey Ink in Antique Sepia across the top. I adhered some more Girl Friday paper to continue the theme and then used the Birthday Basics set from Papertrey Ink to add my message. I finished off by threading a chocolate button with twine and adhering it to the top with Glossy Accents.
I am actually really pleased with the result of this card, which is not usually the case with male cards that I make. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend and I will be back with a challenge card soon. Supplies Stamps: Birthday Basics (PTI), A Little Argyle (PTI), Around & About Sentiments (PTI), Daily Design Sentiments (PTI) Cardstock: Kraft (SU); Vintage Cream (PTI); Girl Friday - Tuesday (Cosmo Cricket) Ink: Antique Sepia (Versafine); Versamagic Miscellaneous: Argyle Impressions Plate (PTI); Curly Label Punch, Twine (SU); Chocolate Button
I am a mother of three children aged 6,8 and 11. I work in the Special Education field and recently taken on a role of interpreting for Hearing Impaired children. I absolutely love it! 3 1/2 years ago I first looked at a Stampin' Up catalogue and I was instantly hooked. I am very passionate about cardmaking and fortunately have a very understanding hubby!! I guess you could describe my cardmaking style as mainly Clean and Simple but sometimes I like to throw in a card with a lot of detail. I hope you enjoy looking at my creations!!