Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Name Day Card

Hi all

Well, I was asked to do a card for my Greek friend whose husbands Name Day is on Thursday.  Manly with his name on is what she wanted!

I had never done a name day card before so that was good to get a new kind of request!

After getting the tip from Top Tip Tuesday about using chipboard pieces that you get in packs, in colours you never use, and re-covering them, I decided to that with the star and the tag.  I put a few layers of embossing powder on them and quite like how they turned out.  With the star, after I did 3 layers of black, I then dipped it in silver.  I had never done that before so quite like how it turned out.

The white cord is something that I have had in my drawers for years...I remember getting it from Ikea but never knowing what to do with it.   I also used another tip left on Top Tip Tuesday, about putting card on the back of paper if you wrap stuff around it so that it doesn't tear - what a fab tip!!

Recipe: Papermania tag and star, cord from Ikea, DCWV Black & White pad, buttons from Satwa

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad #104 - Something New - new buttons & new techniques
Dutch Dare #95 - All Stitched Up - Mine is faux stitching around the card and on the buttons

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Anita said...

Such a real masculine card.
Beatiful made.

xx Anita

Marilyn said...

This is stunning Leanne... beautiful & so striking in its simplicity & your colour choices. Love it!

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card Leanne, love the design papers and that fantastic tag. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Andrea said...

Your card is wonderful - I love the star - the silver added to it looks fab, and the name tag looks great too. I'm sure your friend will love it.
Love, Andrea xx

PaulaM said...

Lovely MANLY card Leanne. Never heard of a name day card - great job.

Sally said...

Left you a little something on my blog

maxine said...

Great card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad

Alison said...

What a great guy's card! I love the chipboard with the embossing- the tag looks so metalic.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Cool card Leanne, very manly! I just mentioned this to Elaine and I'll tell you too. Cards for Men challenge blog is doing a "party" theme this week. I think your card might work for that! http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-no-2-lets-party.html

MiamiKel said...

Leanne, your card is just stunning! What a visual this card is - thanks for playing along with us at Fresh brewed Designs!

Hristovica said...

Very clean and stylish. Thank you for participating in this week's challenge at The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

Samantha said...

FANTASTIC! I really love how you card has turned out! great job! love it! Samantha :0)

Cheryl said...

Fabulous monochrome card!

Hristovica said...

Very clean mix. Thank you for participating in this week's challenge at The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Leanne.

Hugs Riet.x

Susie said...

Fab card, love the monochrome, great man's card! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is one fabulous card Leanne the colours and design look superb thank you for joining us at One Stop Crafts this week.
Lorraine x

Flutterby Trina said...

grate card for a man, thanks for joining us at PTD this week, Good luck




LouDotMac said...

A fantastic masculine card! Nice job.

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs - good luck in the challenges!!

Lou Mac. xo

P.S - why not head on over to my blog, I have candy available until the 31st.

Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x