Saturday, 18 July 2009

Birthday card for a teenage footballer

Having 2 teenage boys, I often have to muster up a birthday card for a boy at short notice. Today was one of those occasions, fortunately I found some inspiration in the latest copy of Making Cards. Been a bit naughty today and treated myself to some new craft stash - like I need it...... and a couple of craft magazines, well it is my wedding anniversary, 22 years, I don't feel old enough to have been married that long!

Anyway on to the card..... most of the boys cards I make end up with a footballing image, so I like to try and make it a bit different in some way, I think this can be classed as that, I had fun trying to fold it flat to go in an envelope tho!

I'm trying to use up some old stash, so out came Dovecraft Masculine papers, football peel offs. I am really pleased with how this turned out, as I ended up with scraps of paper strewn over my desk I decided to decorate the back, this is what it looks like....

I've got lots of idea buzzing round my head for making girlie cards, you know shoes, handbags etc etc watch this space, but not tonight as am just off to get a shower then out for a meal, really looking forward to it as I'm starving!


gina said...

love this card, I am going to attempt one of these as have instructions too. Fingers crossed looks as good as yours

Littlebear said...

Happy Anniversary Sam!
This card is great - I love how you have decorated the back as well.
Clare x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Sam,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Amanda said...

Great card Sam, I'm so pleased you liked the instructions in Making Cards Magazine, I wrote it!