Friday, 29 April 2011

A Simple Birthday Card

This is the first card I've made since February and it's for my hubby who's birthday is on the 3rd May.  He did however tell me that he wanted a card without ribbons, flowers, or any rubbish sticking on it ( his words not mine).  The card actually became a challenge in itself firstly because I don't have many if any stamps suitable for men, I did find this LOTV stamp which I've not used before the second challenge was colour hubby's favourite colour is black, he wears nothing else but that colour.  With this in mind I decided use the Promarker cool grey's to colour the image, I had to make two attemps at the colouring as I wanted to leave a lot of white contrast for clarity.  The card stock is a textured Ivory, I've also stamped the image on the card insert.



I'm disappointed with the photographs as I had to take the pictures early this morning so the light was not great.  In reality the card looks  really crisp and neat. 

Hope you like
Kathleen x
I'm going to enter the card into the following challenges.

15 comments:

Sadilla said...

That's totally cute dear!!!! I like it so much, so soft and smart...
hugs
Sadia

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, such a cute image!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

katesacraftybugger said...

Fabulous colouring Kathleen , glad to see you making cards again and thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week -Kate x x x

sandiblu said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, your colouring is amazing !!!

Hugs, sandra xx

Nana Donna said...

Adorable, I love that image and I love the way you colored it using the greys, I am going to have to give that a try. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week

DesignerDiva said...

Just stunning Kathleen your colouring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Pami's Anything Goes challenge this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

fluwelenvoetjes said...

Lovely card, your colouring with the grey is amazing!
Hugs, Anita

Tine said...

Hi Kathleen. I won't even start to say how my hubby treats his cards!..... I am sure yours will appreciate this one. Fabulous card as always. Hope you are keeping well. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kathleen....Love It! Good luck with the Challenges.....I am totally addicted to Challenges....such FUN :)
Hugs
Carrie
xxx

Suzilou said...

WOW I love this, always admire any cards done in monochrome and this one is a stunner :) Love the inside as well very nice idea. I have to many guys in my life, so know the trouble you have to go through to find an image hehe xx

Lorraine said...

Fabulous. It looks great. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Val said...

Gorgeous card, love the mono scheme. Thanks for playing along at MAWTT with us this week. Please come back again.
Hugs
Valxx

Pop Art Minis said...

What an adorable card!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card, love love the classy colouring and the stamping on the inside too, nice touch. Tracy x

Neet said...

This is fantastic - I am so envious of your colouring. It is perfection! Hugs, Neet