Well I'm back to reality after an amazing adventure in Italy. The huge mountain of washing is being tackled, my guy is back to work (I'll be back next Thursday - eeek!), and my taste buds are adjusting back to reality food after a week of gourmet Italian feasts! (I won't bore you with holiday snaps here, but if you're interested I've shared a few fun pics via Instragram)
While I was away, it was my nephew's birthday so cue another birthday card whipped up by one of my all time favourite sets to use for little guys, Clearly Besotted Stamps Ahoy Matey! (Which now has coordinating dies - sweet!) Man, I hope my nephews don't ever tire of pirates....I can see them getting pirate cards from me well into adulthood! Ha!
This card incorporates some texture in the form of sandpaper. Seeing as I'm unlikely to use the stuff for DIY projects, it seemed apt to use it for a beach/desert island.
- Don't be afraid to use non-cardmaking supplies on your projects. DIY supplies can make great embellishments for guy cards!
- Texture is always a winner with cards for children! Sandpaper made a perfect beach/desert island but experiment with other materials such as flock and felt for a softer feel if you're not keen on the roughness of sandpaper.
- Just to add an extra finishing touch, I did indeed put a message in that little bottle/vial. If you use a larger vial, you may consider rolling up some money for some real treasure!
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