I was asked to make a Retirement card for a friend's colleague. Now girlie and shabby chic I can do... but for the more discerning male recipient I had to have a little think about what was needed.
The brief was:
* gardening / DIY / Formula 1
* for a man (who turned out to be the hubby of an old school friend of mine - small world!)
* to include a poem
* needed to be A4/A5 in design
So, off to my studio I went and got to work on it. I was lucky enough to have received a parcel of goodness from the lovely Rebekah - The Happy Scrapper which was a lovely surprise and it contained some fab papers, cardstock, embellie bits which were all perfectly co-ordinated.
I found this birdhouse paper in the box and think it's so cute and definitely appropriate for a gardening themed card. The folder on the front is cut from a Sizzix die and contains the poem (hence the little note to OPEN). Rustic string which I frayed the ends of adds a bit of a manly feature. The acetate toolshed, wheelbarrow and bird house were from one of Kirsty Wiseman's CDs "Call of the Wild". I'm pleased with how the card turned out and it seems that my friend I made it for to give to her colleague is too. Hope he likes it when he receives it.
Cream cardstock - unknown manufacturer birdhouse paper - string - Prima flower - brad - Sizzix die - Kirsty Wiseman's CD - Papermania alphas - Pebbles Inc. candy dots