Some of my cards!!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Stampin' Chic technique challenge

Why is it that nice relaxing weekends away always result in crazy weeks when you come back?? Or maybe it's just me!! We had a lovely weekend down in Cornwall visiting our families but now it's all gone a bit mad. My husband's about to go away for several months which doesn't help the stress levels either!!

Anyway, this week I've been making three cards for my father-in-law who is turning 65, retiring and also for father's day. The first of these (retirement card) was made with the Stampin' Chic technique challenge in mind. The challenge this week was to make a pop-up card, so here is my attempt!! It also fits in with the Creative Inspirations challenge which was to use 4 different patterned papers (if you include the man's trousers!!).



The workman was stamped in black ink, clear embossed and cut out. I also stamped and embossed it on to two patterned papers and paper pieced the shirt and trousers. My father-in-law is retiring from his job as an electrician so this seemed appropriate!!

The foam letters, cardstock letters and brads are all Papermania. The cute metal tool brads came from Mad About Cards. All the patterned papers are from Clare Curd's Signature Range Big One paper pack.
Thanks for looking. I'll be back tomorrow with the next one!!!


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love it hun...I can't make pop up cards have tried loadsa times and always end up either covered in glue or dst lol so I've given this challange a miss...
but your card is fab

hugs shell xx

Kath Stewart said...

fab pop up card Clare....and I wish I had read your second post first...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Stampin Chic
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card was only looking at this stamp tonight. Love the idea and thanks for joining us at creative inspirations. Sue(GDT for June).

Cheryl said...

Fantastic male card,love the design and paper piecing!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Rachael said...

Great card! perfect for a male!! thanks for joining us over a creative inspirations! rach xxx