Thursday, 26 March 2015

#birthdaysrock FMS179

#birthdaysrock big time, especially when you're turning 21. Definitely!

This week I had another special order, and this was for a 21st card for a young apprentice carpenter. I don't know the lad personally, but my instructions included trying to get some tools, timber or similar, onto the card. Unfortunately I didn't buy the Totally Tools stamp available a few years ago, and haven't I regretted that a number of times since? I learnt my lesson and bought Guy Greetings from the Occasions catalogue mainly because there is a plumber in the family and  "righty-tighty, lefty-loosey" is a sentiment he's been heard to use.

I began using #Hello this week with my other special order, and so it was still out on my craft table. The large @ and #birthdaysrock are from that stamp set. Gorgeous Grunge seemed to fit the theme too and Hardwood was a 'must'! I found an online colouring in picture for pre-schoolers and reduced it to an acceptable size, to use as a pattern to cut the little hammer and saw from silver foil and card.The hammer looked far too bright and shiny so its gone through the embossing folder and had black ink smeared over it to 'age' the metal.

The sketch by Amy O'Neill on the Freshly Made Sketches blog provided a starting point, and I hope they like this masculine card.

During the day I put the card pieces together, and sent photos for approval, but nothing was adhered until Jacob arrived tonight to pick up his commission. You can see how it looked before all the bits and pieces were added. I'm so glad I ordered the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack. Don't you love the stacked logs paper?

School holidays begin tomorrow and I am on holiday from my 'other' role. Looking forward to getting to the annual Melbourne International Garden Show soon, catching up with friends and spending some time with my grandchildren.

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  1. What a wonderful masculine card! This is certain to please the recipient! I love all the carpentry touches you've included. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. This came together SO well! LOVE the parts of the sentiment and the strip of log paper underlines it perfectly. Great idea on the tools - it looks fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Great guy card! It sounds perfect for the intended person. :) Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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