Monday 5 July 2010

Birthday with Autumn Meadows DSP

Today is my lovely husband's birthday - happy birthday Simon! As if he reads my blog! Actually, although he's not my most regular reader, he does sometimes look at it and surprises me by mentioning something he's seen here. Anyway, naturally I made him a birthday card. Now, he once told me that not all men like muted earthy colours and that he likes to see cards with a zing of bright colour; "something like the packaging of that l'Oreal hair gel," he said (he's such an eighties man!) Remembering this, I decided to base his birthday card on that design.

I chose the grid paper from the Autumn Meadows pack - and before you think I've gone mad, take a look:

Little blocks of bright card stock were cut to fit the little squares. It isn't all white and bright like that hair gel packaging but I think the contrast between the distressed paper and the sharp clean colour blocks is rather interesting. I did very little else to the card, just matting the paper onto Tempting Turquoise card stock and adding a tab-style sentiment.

Stamps: Vintage Labels
Ink: Only Orange
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, Real Red, Summer Sun, Green Galore
Other: Autumn Meadows designer paper

Well, I'd love to stay and chat but we're going out for celebratory birthday dinner tonight and if I'm going to make myself look even faintly decent I'd better start now!
I'll be back tomorrow with some cute note books and you are very welcome to join me.
Bye for now.


  1. Very clever Vicky. You don`t get more `personalised` than that now do you?
    Lynne xxx

  2. WOW this is a great guy card -- great inspiration too.

  3. Hi Vicky! Very creative solution to the "man card" problem!! Hope you have a great time out to dinner and tell Simon Happy Birthday from Australia!

  4. So like me to be two weeks late wishing Simon a happy birthday! Sounds like he had a great one... he certainly got a perfect made-for-him card! (Ken likes bright pops of color, too.)


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