I made a special card for someone leaving at work last week. I used my Arty Farty template which I bought three years ago and this is only the second time I've used it as I am useless at times just following written instructions. I see now Arty Farty do pictures to go with the written instructions so that should help - just wish I had them!!!
The decoupage toppers are from the Flowersoft Wine Buffs CD and I thought this character supping his wine was perfect. I cut the topper and a matching piece of card with my circle die as I am useless at cutting circles at times. For the top of the card I used some Tim Holtz glassine paper, inked it with some distress ink pads, scrunched it all up and inked again. I love the effect and texture this has given to the bottle.
I personalised the inside with an insert and backing papers from the CD
I made an accompanying box for the bottle to go in. The stamps I used for the card and also the tissue paper are a See D's "boys and their toys" stamp. The card has been finished off ribbon, gems and peel-offs.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Pretties - Use punches and or die-cuts
Moving Along With the Times - Lots of layers
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Hotshot Crafts - One for the boys
Crafty Catz - Something beginning with B - bottle, box, booze, bow
Sweet Stampin' - It's a man thing
Allsorts - It's your choice
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Manly cards
Pan Pastel - Use a ribbon
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Dream Valley - Just for men
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Non-cute