Saturday, 18 April 2015
MONOCHROME BIRTHDAY CARD
Another Birthday today in our family. This time our lovely son-in-law Anthony was in the spotlight. We love a Birthday and always try to make sure we all visit the lucky person, so several family members gathered at our daughter's house this afternoon. The only one missing in fact was our son Guy who is sunning himself in Benidorm. Heather, our grandaughter, had made her dad a cake. Very clever, she had baked it in a MARIO shaped tin and decorated appropriately.
Of course I made a card for him. Oh dear, men's cards always a little more tricky, they don't really want lots of flowers and butterflies , do they? So I chose a wonderful stamp by Claritystamps, the Filigraphy leaf. Looks as if I have spent ages doing Zentangle but actually all done for me in the stamp.
I decided to just use black and white, always looks very smart. I just stamped the image once and mounted that onto some black card. Then I used the middle section of the stamp several times and cut out the central leaf. Mounted again onto black card and placed at the side of the full image.
Hope you like this, quite a quick card but also suitable for a man. By the way cake was lovely, we all tried it.