Saturday, 7 August 2010

It's Just Not Cricket...

I needed to make a 21st Birthday card for a cricketer. Was stumped for ages (no pun intended!) until I remembered about the Papernation decoupage I bought years ago. Managed to find the matching backing paper tucked behind it too. What a result.

I made a gatefold card with it and when the front panels are shut, the cricketer looks like he's catching the ball. There was a small ball in the right place on the backing paper but I decided to cut out a larger one and us a foam pad to lift it off the page.

Then I needed to do something on the inside as I'd used some black card for the base. Just some simple panels and another of the elements cut from the decoupage sheet. The gloves look great. Sentiment was printed on my computer.

This card is being entered inmto Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge which is 'A Man's World' to creat a male card and also for One Stop Craft Challenge who's theme is Summer'. Well, cricket is the sport of Summer.


{Jane} said...

Fabulous card - love the shape

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Catherine said...

What a great card Paul ! Your friend is sure to love it ! Smiles from Catherine

Helen said...

Fab card Paul - love how it all co-ordinates!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Stacey said...

Don't you just love rummaging through your stash and finding hidden gems that you had totally forgotten you had!

As you said, a complete result for you in this case as this card is totally spot on and perfect for the recipient ☺

Thanks for dropping by my blog and for all your lovely comments ~♥~

gina g said...

Fabulous card Paul i'm sure the recipient will love it. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Carrie said...

What a great idea!!

Fabby card hunni..thanks for the lovely comments on my blog last week...

Thanks for playing at one stop xx

Chrissie said...

Very clever card! I love it... looks like an easy catch!
Thanks so much for joining in our Summer Fun challenge at OSCC this week! Hope to see you next week!

Cathy said...

Fabulous man's card, and great folds. Thank you for joining in the SCSC tis time.
Cathy xx

Raven B said...

Wow I love the way y ou made that pattern paper.