My friend Niko asked me to make a birthday card for his mom. What I knew from the recipient style, I decided to go with the 1920′s theme! I jumped on the chance as it was perfect excuse to get me some Graphic 45′s paper. As for the techniques… I didn’t do any stamping, just used some Distress Ink on some of the layers. The sentiment is printed on heavy Canson watercolour paper. I wish I could share the font name but I can’t remember what it was. I didn’t save the original document either so I can’t check it from there. Anyhoo, Niko’s mom liked the card and even his father commented how nice it was, so I’m considering this card a raving success. To celebrate my incredible accomplishment of making a card, I’m linking up in following challenges:
In Finland the Fathers’ Day is on second sunday of November and usually I remember it the last weekend of November. This year I was efficient and managed to make and send stuff on TIME! My time management skills are getting better by the week. This is awesome.
Anyhoo, I made a combined birthday/fathers’ day present and before you snigger at the lameness level of this, I’d like to point out that this item was requested by the recipient. Admittedly, I was slightly ashamed when I was making this as it felt like a throwback from the 90′s when mobile phone was mainly used by certain kind of “business” men. Did you guess what my dad asked me to make? A neckpouch for his mobile. “It gets lost all the time!”
I made it, I sent it off and would never admit it as my creation if I didn’t need something to post about here. Okay, it’s not all that bad. I also made a card. Focus on that and not the pouch.
No, not even PW’s Seventies- filter helps. The horror.
Onnea means good luck/happiness/congrats in Finnish.
Since I had all my craft materials already out, I decided to do another card. So I dived into my list of card challenges and found Creative Inspirations. Lucky for me the theme is “To The Seaside” as just this morning I bought a 12×12 by Graphic45 which has old photos of ladies in swimsuits printed on it. The card is nothing fancy. I kept it quite clutter free as when I think of seaside, I think of fresh breeze and freedom of just being. Here it is and I hope you like it.
Another lesson of Finnish language…Loma means vacation or holiday.