Wednesday, January 19, 2011

African Themed Card for Him

I made this card for Creative Card Crew's For Men Challenge!  It had to be a card suitable for men.  And this is my weakness... :0
But I tried it anyway, knowing that I need to practice my manly cards!
The camera makes it look grainy, but it really doesn't look like that at all in real life, it's smooth and clear...weird.
This card is made partly from recycled papers.  The background paper is from a pamphlet from a clear stamping set that I bought - it had a nice pattern on it so of course I couldn't throw it away.
The elephant picture is from a puzzle box - on the back of the box were pictures of other puzzles from the same artist, so I cut those out.
I matted the elephant onto green card stock.  The picture had printing on it on both the top and bottom left corners (artist details etc), so I needed to cover that up, hence the blings at the top and ribbon wrapped around the picture at the bottom.  I just added the bottom bling to balance it out.
I could have used round green blings, but then I thought the square ones looked more  I think it'll be suitable as a card for a number of different occasions. :)

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1 comment:

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow what a fantastic card for a man! Love the Africa elephant. Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew!