Sunday, 10 March 2013

Card for a 16th Birthday

Hello everyone.
I'm back again to show you the card I made for my grandson's Birthday.  He turned 16 a few days ago.  ( Isn't it scary how quickly they grow up ? )
 The papers I used are from Prima's Craftsman Collection.  The metal embellishment below is actually a button I found at (Surprise! Surprise! ) Big W.  I cut a small circle from cardstock with a plier punch, coloured it with a silver Versa Colour Stamp Pad and then swiped it lightly with Bronze and then glued it to the inside so that I could cover the button holes.
Here is a close-up of the cogs.  This is actually a single piece which I obtained at the Melbourne Paperific last year.  I think it was from Twiddlybits but I'm not sure because, unfortunately, I've thrown out the packaging.  I coloured this with Black Versa Magic and then swiped it with silver and bronze Versa Color to give it that old rusty look.
I've placed a small tag behind the main image for the greeting. 

I covered the tag with paper from the same collection and then stamped it with a flourish stamp from my stash.  For the greeting I simply cut a strip of paper, inked it all over with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, stamped the happy birthday with a Kaisercraft Stamp and then folded it to make the banner. 
The number 16 was cut from black cardstock with my Silhouette Portrait. (Love this little machine.) 
I lightly inked that with the bronze Versa Color, edged it with gold and covered it with Glossy Accents.
I made an envelope from a different set of papers, made another banner for his name and placed a few cogs in the lower left hand corner  which were coloured the same way as the main piece.
He really liked his card and that made my day.

That's all for now.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.
Take care and God Bless.
ox Marg


  1. A fabulous card, Margyz. Male cards are not my thing--I make them only when I have to...LOL, but you did a terrific job here in incorporating all things male--the image, the DP's, the embellishments. The distressed paper edges look great. I love the matching envelope. Wonderful birthday card--it's not a surprise to hear your grandson loves it.

  2. wow Margy this is fabulous , so arty and funky, love the colors too xxoox
    are you on FaceBook ???

    1. Thank you Heather for your kind comments and, no sorry, I'm not on facebook. Not sure that I want to be. ox Marg

  3. Hi Marg - I wanted to pass on the Liebster Award to you and your blog. I love your work and I am happy to pass on this award. Please see my blog post for the details.

    Love this card - it is so hard to make good boy cards.

  4. HI. I am a new follower, i have come over from Jan's blog.. and I have scrolled down and I love your cards, really pretty baby album too! I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

  5. I agree with Jan,it is difficult (for me) to do male cards, and you do them so well. This is so handsome and gorgeous... he is going to love it.

  6. This is lovely and love all the detail. I really struggle with male cards, you make it look easy ;)

  7. This is such a fanastic masculine card...great colours & elements you've applied. Thanks so much for visiting my blog & leaving me such wonderful words - they are very much appreciated :)


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