Saturday, 28 April 2012

Music/film inspired man-card

A friend of mine is currently applying to the RAF. As you may be aware, there are lots of step.. interviews, fitness tests, medicals, etc. He's now through to the final stages of interview. To help with the good vibes (he will be so gutted if he doesn't get through), I decided I would make him a card.. that way he HAS to get through the interviews, right??

He's a huge music and film fan, so I wanted to create something that reflected that... and this is what I ended up with :)

Music stamp very lightly stamped directly on the card base, then a snippet from last weeks music cards used to create a border through the middle of the card. The ticket is a stamp from a table top sale at a local craft shop, which I love - though I am struggling to think of ways in which to use it, so will have to keep thinking on it! I cut out the centre of the stamped image and stuck another piece of cardstock underneath with "well done@" (a freebie stamp from a magazine) repeat stamped. I ran a bronze ink pad around the edges of everything - it gives a lovely, but very subtle, vintagey shimmer, and the shimmer spreads across the card really easily without the colour moving. Does that make sense? So the whole card has a slight shine to it, without any actual colour except on the edges. It is certainly not an ink pad to use for clean cards though, as it's impossible not to spread the shimmer everywhere!

The stars were cut from snippets of something that didn't work as hoped. They are a piece of card stock coated in distress crackle paint - antiqued bronze I think. The crackle paint was £1 a pot at Christmas, because they're a bit dried up.. bit of water in there makes it runny again though, and it still crackles so it's all good!!

I'm going to join in the fun on the Snippets Playground... everything except the card blank came from the snippets pot.

Other challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
The Stamp Man - Distressed or shabby chic
Try It On Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist... something available from the Craft Barn. The little stars were made using this punch.

Now just need to wait to hear whether I can send it, or not!


  1. Hi M - this is super! The 'Admit One' is just perfect as a theme - I do hope you get to send it :) It's a tough process but so worth it if he makes it through.

    Great to see you in the playground - hope you brought your wellies!


  2. Hello M, popped over from the playground. Your card is super and fits the bill perfectly. The music score stamp has got to be one of the most useful ever and I love the 'admit one' ticket. Having been through a similar process (army) I think I know something of what your friend is experiencing and I wish him every success. Whatever, I'm sure he will love the card. Elizabeth x

  3. Welcome to the playground M, hope you come back often. Love your card. Wish you could send it to the powers that be on your friends behalf. Fingers crossed for him. Keep us posted.

  4. thank you for joining us on TIOT. great card, fingers crossed for him.EE

  5. I really hope you can send your card to your friend M, it would be awful for him to lose his dream. This is a perfect man card too great colours, and like Elizabeth, I love that music stamp, so useful.

    Brenda (from the Playground!)

  6. Great man card- hope you get to send it.

  7. Perfect card for a male. Best of luck to your friend. x

  8. What a great card, fingers crossed your friend is successful