Thursday, 15 September 2011

Birthday card

I was flicking through a magazine the other day, I think it was one of those advertising efforts that appear from time to time through the letter box, when I came across a full page advertisement.  I can't remember what the advert was for, so it clearly wasn't an effective one in my case, but ... the page was largely filled with words describing various types of drink, in shades of yellows and oranges.

Very striking, I thought, and cut it out.

Don't you find that men can be very difficult to make birthday cards for?  I do, so this week I took it to the local craft and chat with a view to making a birthday card for my partner from it.  I also took plain white card, some brown ribbon, and some toning yellow card.

This is what I  made:

I made a simple tri-fold card from the white card.  A strip of brown ribbon down the left hand side neatens that edge.  I cut a strip of yellow card to run alongside it, and wrote "Have a Drink on Me!" vertically in black ink (the printer is kaput, or I would have printed it!)  I chose the yellow card to highlight the name of one of his favourite drinks:)

I mounted the trimmed advertisement onto brown, then onto a dull, autumnal orange card to complement the shades in the advertisement, and matted the completed topper on to the main section of the card.

Here's a better shot of the ad and the colour scheme:

I stuck a simple velum greeting inside, and it's surprisingly effective.

And there's enough of the ad left for three more cards:)

1 comment:

  1. It's fun to create something special. Sadly less people are tkaing the time.


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