We all baulk at making cards for boys and men but occasionally it's good to get out of your comfort zone and get the old brain-box working on something a little challenging. Personally, I don't often have a problem with male cards, but I know a lot of people do. It's sometimes hard to keep your hands off the ribbon and flowers and use something a bit more 'butch', and here I've gone down the footy route (you can't go far wrong with that CAN you?)
I used another slider base for this card with a little 'twist'. The little chap on the front of the card is on a 'boinger' spring- unfortunately you can't tell from the photo but it is such fun to see him wibble! A kiddie could spend hours playing with this little chap! I used a Dovecraft A5 paper pack from last year, choosing 3 designs. The pitch paper was put inside the card, the green football paper on the outside and the black & white football paper on the slider. I cut the little chap from black cardstock with a white shadow and paper pieced a footy shirt. I added a piece of green cardstock to the slider then adhered the character to it with a Papermania spring.I also added a football adhered with foam pads.
I cut 'score' from black card with a white shadow and adhered it to the 'pitch' along with some balls cut from the patterned paper remnant, and 'Happy Birthday' was cut from white cardstock shadowed with black. This was adhered to the bottom of the card with foam pads.
This card could be adapted for an adult by using more adult looking football-themed papers, and a sports character from the Sports Mania cart.
Little footy player-Car Decals
Score & football-Sports Mania
Happy Birthday-Zoo Balloo
Thanks for dropping by!
Posted by jiminy japes at 7.1.11