Ladies day......

Sometimes we tend to used paper 'as it comes' - as a complete piece for a background to a card. On the 'Relax' card I actually used the images as individual embellies rather than as a background. They were cut from the paper with a coluzzle template and mounted onto scalloped circles (the paper looks like a piece of swiss cheese now!) There are lots of these papers on the market- equally good is wrapping paper which can be used in the same way and decoupaged too! The second card uses a fabric butterfly as an embellishment.
Using the same method as the Relax card this could be adapted for a man using paper with footballers, cars, cricketers etc. Have a go! It's fun!
Tent fold 5"x7"
Paper- multi image (sorry! don't know who makes it!)
Patterned panel- ditto!!
Cardstock- Bazill
Embossed background- Doodlebug Designs
Relax- Stone Script Solutions
Scalloped Circles- Accent Essentials
Ribbon- American Arts
Brads- Papermania
Tent fold 5"x7"
Paper- K&Co
Cardstock- Bazill
Fabric flower- The Range
Ribbon- from my stash
Flower- Prima
Flwer gems- The Range
Flower sentiment- Pink Petticoat
Sister- Jasmine

You are the world......

This card was made for a lady in the USA who is a regular customer of mine. It was a Father's day card for her daughter to give to her Dad. Now anyone who knows me knows how I feel about about peel-offs. I think that to some extent they can be a cop-out. I've seen so many cards that have been quote "finished off" with a peel off and it has done just that - finished it off to the point of completely spoiling an already perfect card. Saying that I have used peel off borders which I have to say CAN add something to a card if used in the right way. I have used them here to edge the stand for this globe. I have to admit that in this case they did indeed finish it off. It added a touch of opulence and a look of engraving to the stand and I was really pleased with how it turned out. We all struggle sometimes to get ideas foe men's cards and I was inspired by a card made by Enfys Cashmore (Going Buggy) but I tweaaked it slightly and added a computer generated sentiment,
Hope you like it!
Side fold card 7"x 5"
Paper -world map (unknown scource)
Globe- Going Places
'DAD'- Opposites Attract (opposite enabled) could be changed to 'Grandad'
Sentiment- 'To the world you may be one person..but to one person you may be the world' computer generated
Big Brads- Papermania
Ribbon- from my stash