Monday, 13 May 2019

Random Alphabet Framed Birthday Card

This card measures approximately 5.5ins x 5.5ins.
I always struggle making cards for men, is it OK to admit I often just buy one?  However, this is one I made recently for my brother-in-law.  I simply covered the front of the card with a wood effect paper I got for free from The Malvern Create and Craft Show last year.  The card Kraft frame was a recent purchase from The Works, it measures approximately 3.75ins x 2.75ins at it’s widest and longest pints.  Forgive me as I have a hazy memory of how many frames were in the packet, I think there were probably 8 for £1.50.  I only got one, but I think I may go back for a couple more, with  Christmas in particular in mind. 
I glued a scrap of brown paper behind the frame and then added four different types of “random” letters to make up the sentiment.  A few clusters of three white dots and a little doodling on the frame with a white gel pen complete the design. 

However, when I looked at the card again, it needed a little bling, but not too much, so I added two bronze coloured stars over the y and under the i and then left it at that.  However, if I made the card again I think I might use a brighter, more busy design of paper to cover the card as I think, although I like the card, it is rather severe.