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Friday, 17 October 2014

"Its all about the men, men, men" A5 Anniversary card.

Good Morning, is it morning? (as i look at the clock) oh so it is. 
lovely morning here this morning, very autumny - if that is a word? sky is bright but the brown, orange and red leaves are on the ground. I love this season, specially at night when your snuggled on the couch with the lights low and candles on (Yankee Candles) of course. Not that i have many nights like that just now s my crafting mojo seems to come to light about 3pm and is there till late at night. Seeing i have the mojo then i just work with it. 
Franco's cafe in Carnoustie who sell my cards - Well a customer of theirs asked for an Anniversary card for their husband. Now alot of crafters say they find it hard to make cards for males, i dont. Maybe its cause i am a male but this card stumped me. How do i make an anniversary card for a man. No lovely dovey stuff, no reds, no pinks, no hearts, no bling non of that. so i scrolled the web for a lovely wee verse that i could use that would be suitable and then built it from there. Using browns, ivories, creams and tans i came up with this. using card candi in place of the gems and used a rosette that is always suitable for men - depending on the colour of course. I came up with this card, which she was very pleased with, so i was told anyway as i never actually seen her. Products i used are as followed;

Stix2 Products used;
6mm double sided tape - FPAL2732625.
A4 foam pad sheet - S57182.
5mmx5mmx3mm foam pads - S57083 (for Card Candi)
6mm red liner tape - S57090.
Hot glue gun - S57234.
Hot glue sticks - S57235.
Layer perfect - metric - S57321.
Craft sheet - S57132.
Silicone glue - S5700.
A4 die release sheet - S57316.
 Pick up pencil - S57265.
C5 (A5) Clear cello bags - S57314.
"Handmade by" label - S57261.

Additional Products used;
x2 background sheets from "Love & Marriage" paper pad - Kanban Crafts.
Rosette die - Tim Holtz.
Ivory hammered card - Papermill direct.
Brown textured card - Bazzill Basics.
Silver Mirri card - Anitas.
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards.
Swirl die - Tonic Studios.
Cross hatch embossing folder - Embossolicious Crafters Companion.

As always should you need any help or want a look at all the products                         Stix2 do head across to their website or email;

Craig x


Rita said...

Fabulous card Craig. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...

Craig I see my friend Rita has pop in to see you beautiful makes. Love your card. Great for the customers husband. Yes men cards can be difficult. Hazel xx

MrArtisticsound said...

Good day Craig, your inspirational Creations are stunning. Well done. I messaged you on FB this morning, Hope you do not mind. Have a great day. Mervyn

craig laird said...

Thank you. I was just unsure of what style of card to create for her husband, especially as i dont know them. i am pleased with the outcome.