No, not Donald Duck nor even a mouse called Donald - but my father in law, LOL. I have made this card well in time for his birthday next month - tricky to do a male card when he doesn't drink, like boats or trains and doesn't have any hobbies, so I hope this one fits the bill!
One of the fabulous things about using the Cameo is the personalisation you can create when you make your own cut-files. So, following the sketch over at SSW this week, I did exactly that & added his name around the border of the card front before using the colours from Lisa's 'Bloggers' Challenge' for my paper choices ( the argyle pattern giving an appropriately masculine feel I thought), and chose a fun image of Torico's to colour with my Promarkers. I have to admit I used the whole of the Blogger's Challenge inspirational image - even managing to sneak in the colours outside the central cushion photo for the pile of presents hopefully to show what a fun time his birthday should be - well, it makes sense to me! LOL. Yes, said mouse was made into a cut-file too and I also set him on another oval-shaped one featuring welded diamond shapes to echo those of the argyle print. Completing the cut-files for the card front is the sentiment banner and the ovals & the sentiment were popped onto the card using glue-gel.
For the back of the card yet another cut-file of course, this time just saying 'best wishes' along the border as well as a 'square pattern' to match that on the front of the card. For the insert I kept it simple & uncluttered as probably befits a masculine card.
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Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - design sketch
Allsorts - dies/punches (Silhouette Cameo)
Fairy Tale - animals/pets
Little Miss Muffet - winter birthdays
Catch the Bug - birthday (happy birthday to the challenge!)
Forever Friends (monthly) - birthday
Ooh-la-la - happy birthday
Crafting For All Seasons - something new (created the cut-files especially for this card)
Stamping For the Weekend - anything goes
Stamping With the Dragon - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Cards Galore - anything goes
Dream Valley - anything goes
Bunny Zoe - anything goes
Bloggers Challenge - colourway (see pic to the right)