Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Choice of two

Hello there

Two days ago on Facebook, I put this as my status:
'A commission. Make a card for a 50 year old man, whom you've never met. Cues are model railways/trains and or physics. Wow! Why isn't my mojo kicking in I wonder?!!'

Well thankfully I did get some inspiration and have ended up making two cards, so 'him indoors' i.e commissioner Chris, can decide which card he wants to give to his friend.

I've gone for steampunk, as I tend to do when faced with such male recipients. I've done two 'different to usual' cards, as I figure men like to quickly work out how a card works.

The first one is a stepper card. 

I used the MyCraftStudio Tinkering with Steampunk cdrom again. I'm really quite happy with the result, other than the 'not particularly clear' Happy Birthday tag. 

This is a fancy fold card which I quite like. I do love doing the matching envelopes, although they are a bit of a faff to make with the cdrom if you need to adjust sizes.

I've still got some leftover bits on my desk but I'm not sure if they're enough to make another card out of and besides, I think I've done enough with this for now.

Take care out there


  1. Awe perfect 'Man' cards Diane, brilliant job. Ha ha ha the recipient will have as much fun trying to work out the folds as he will looking at the images, wonderful sweetie.
    Huge hugs x

  2. Well done you for getting TWO made!!!!! Men are sooo tricky to make cards for! I have a few steampunk/physics type stamps which I use for hubby's cards. I always smile when he says that he hasn't seen the stamps before hahaha!!! xxx


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