Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge 36

My boyfriend's birthday is approaching and this is the card I have made for him. The image is a bit cute but it will just have to do!!! I don't have any appropriate stamps for boys (nightmare!) and to be honest if it wasn't for some blog candy winnings and some male themed sticky ribbon that was a christmas present - I wouldn't have anything!!!

I always struggle with male cards as I always want to add something else (like a pretty flower, but I can't!) and I always think mine look dull and boring...but I'm quite pleased with how this one has turned out. I used the brilliant sketch from Sketch Saturday and I will certainly be using it again for a male card as all the little tabs around the image added just that extra bit of detail so I don't think this one looks dull!!

Card/Paper: White, orange and navy card, paper from blog candy winnings
Stamp: Penny Black
Colouring: Distress inks - walnut stain, vintage photo, black soot, broken china and spiced marmalade
Embellishments: brads, PM Sticky ribbon
Tools: Cuttlebug, paisley embossing folder, water brush and corner rounder punch
Thanks for looking x


  1. Wow its fabulous Liza and pleased you should be its perfect he is gonna love it:)
    Val xxx

  2. Gorgeous card! I love it. Caroline x

  3. Perfect male card. I too find them hard to make, but love all the geometric elements you have used. Def give it the "man" feel

  4. Great Male card,they are difficult after all the girly ones we make!!! :o)x

  5. oooh super delish card, sweetie! Love the image and coloured to perfection!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  6. aww..this is fab hun..i do agree..that image is soooo cute,not seen that one before,love the colours,and the papers are yummy.
    hugs clarex

  7. Liza this is fantastic!! I love the colours and papers you have used - stunning!
    hugs Bev x

  8. oh fab card !!!
    THANKS for joining us to S.S.
    hugs coco

  9. Fab card Liza! Love the layout and the image is very sweet :)


  10. that is a very pretty(handsome) lol card I love it
    and thank you for the nice comment on my card.

  11. Hi Liza, this is fantastic, I love what you have done with the layout and gorgeous colours.

  12. Liza this is fabulous I love the colour scheme and your beautiful colouring great card
    Hugs \jacqui x

  13. Gorgeouss card :) thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.

    hugs Ria


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Liza x