Friday, 7 January 2011

Another card for a Chap

Here is another card for a chap... those strange creatures we all find it so difficult to design cards for!
This one has a distressed newsprint background (I actually used the sports page and if you zoom in you may be able to see a few scores.)
The image is one I've had for yonks and is by Personal Impressions. I think I got it second hand on eBay when I was first trying to build up my stash. The rather fabby ribbon was part of a birthday gift from the very lovely Julia of WOYWW fame. I think it looks wonderful in this setting.
To make the background, I swiped ink randomly across the paper, then I screwed it up, flattened it out again and then gently added a slightly darker shade of ink to highlight the top of the crinkles. Job done!
Alphabet Challenge - J- Journey
Sweet Stampin' - Favourite song - I am Sailing (I love Rod Stewart)
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. I love this! Thanks for the instructions on the background. I'm going to try this!

  2. Chrissie - I do like both these cards for men! I particularly like the wine one!!

    I know what you mean about the Paper Mill Shop - ours closed last year. Miss it!

  3. WOW I love this - great image and I adore that ribbon. This is a perfect card for a man! Thanks for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Claire x

  4. Lovely card.......It is always good to see ideas for men's cards, the background is an idea I might just have to 'borrow'


  5. You make great men's cards! This is awesome! love your background too. Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls Challenge :) (P.S. I am also an ex Infant teacher and been married for 37 years, but am still a 'Grandma-in-waiting'!)

  6. Great card Chrissie, love what you've done with the newspaper. Fab sentiments on the ribbon too.

  7. Great card Chrissie, they aren't always easy are they! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  8. Fabulous idea for the background Chrissie and very effective. Love the ribbon too. x

  9. Great background and so appropriate for the image - which is a good clean and crisp image. A winner for sure!

    Paula x x x

  10. Perfect for a man and I do like the DP! Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls. Hope to see you again. Marie x

  11. gorgeous card chrissie - thank you for joining in the alphabet challenge x


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