Sunday, 25 May 2014

Squiffy birthday

Good afternoon folks
I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday weekend. The weather here is awful so I have battened down the hatches and spent the day watching TV and crafting. Lovely!
Here is today's card - 
I began by embossing a piece of kraft card with an Embossalicious Gothic script embossing folder. I covered a 6 inch card blank with the embossed paper and then inked around the edges with tea dye distress ink.
I cut a piece of paper from LOTV's Father knows best paper pad with a Tonic twisted twine die and attached it to the card base at a jaunty angle. I cut another paper from the pad using Tonic layering squares die set and attached it to the card base as shown.
The image is Toot, toot (ST 421) from LOTV which I coloured with the following Promarkers - 
  • hat, gloves and scarf - tan, caramel and cocoa
  • skin - satin, blush and dusky pink
  • hair - warm grey 5
  • car - warm grey 1, warm grey 2, warm grey 3, warm grey 4, warm grey 5, cool grey 4 and cool grey 5
  • ground - warm grey 2
  • sky - cool grey 1
I cut the image out using a Tonic layering square die, inked whilst still in the die with antique linen distress ink and then attached it (at an angle) to the card base with foam pads.
To finish I stamped a sentiment using LOTV's sentiments to fit a scroll set.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - - week 220 - anything goes - week 260 - Happy 5th birthday allsorts

Thank you for stopping by.



  1. Hi Lesley,
    fabulous male card, love the background.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 5th birthday party;-))m

  2. This is gorgeous, love the image and layering on your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  3. Gorgeous card for a man Lesley, love the embossed background. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our 5th Birthday challenge x