I hope you are well. I have been busy busy at LE Designs HQ doing a few card commissions. The first was one I had been putting off doing, not because I didn't want to do it, but because it was a masculine card and I REALLY struggle to come up with ideas for such cards. I had a look on pinterest for inspiration, but that still didn't help!
I decided that since it was a 40th Birthday card, I would use the same layout as I did for the other 40th Birthday card I did earlier in the week. I was to use a white, maroon and gold colour scheme to fit in with the favourite football team of the recipient. I started therefore with some white and maroon card stock and paint splattered both with perfect pearls in Gold. I then die cut the maroon card using my MFT number dies - swapping them around a bit in order that the 4 and 0 would be next to each other.
I Layered the top die cut card over the white card then added a Happy Birthday banner sentiment and Husband, heat embossed in gold. A few gold sequins were added to finish off the card.
Once I showed this card to the buyer, she was over the moon with it and so too were her 3 children - so much so that they asked if I would create a card for their dad from them. This was such a huge compliment - but it did then mean thinking of a second masculine card!!
I kept with the same colour scheme but this time with the white on top. I added some paint splatters in a maroon shade I had mixed using watercolour paints and also added some liquid pearls in gold. The children had wanted the card to feature a black labrador puppy as this is to be their Dad's birthday present. I didn't have a suitable stamp and so I just had to print one from the computer and fussy cut it out. I added some gold gems to the puppy as a collar. I used a 'happy' and 'birthday' die to cut these sentiments in gold glitter card and a 'dad' die cut out in maroon. The 4 and 0 from the above card were then used on the new card. The card was assembled but needed something else….I added a strip of gold glitter card along the base to tie it all together.
I am super pleased with the end result and am delighted to now have two 'masculine' layouts for future cards!
Many thanks for looking and as always, any comments are very much appreciated.