Thursday, 3 July 2008

Lager Can 30th Card

Another male relative with a birthday. I used to cop out and just make cards for the girls, and buy for the boys, but practice is good, and the male cards are getting easier! Went with one of the 'stereotypes' for this one - beer/lager, but instead of a picture of a brew, I used the container. I wanted it to be obvious that I had used a lager can, so I cut the 30 out of the area with the logo. If you enlarge the picture you can see some of the wording.
I cut the top and bottom off of the washed can with a pair of kitchen scissors. Then cut up the side between the logos, and flattened it out. You have to be very careful in handling as the edges are very sharp. I used my favourite Ariel Rounded MT Bold to create a template for the numbers. Printed them out in a mirror image, rough cut around, and then temporarily stuck them to the back of the can. Cut around with my short bladed craft scissors. Then ran the numbers through my Cuttlebug with the Spots and Dots folder. Next stuck them to black card and cut around leaving a narrow margin of card which I distressed.
I designed the wording on the computer using Freehand 591 BT font, printed on to grey card and then embossed the top portion diagonally with Distressed Stripes. Distressed the edges of the grey card, and matted onto silver mirror card. The background is black card with a single row of dots embossed down the right edge and along the top.

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10 comments:

Elizabeth >^..^ said...

Good heavens! That is alot of work, but so worth it. He will totally DIG this card! Who wouldn't??

CeeJays Craft Central said...

WOW what a fab idea! great embossing too.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Absolutely ingenious! LOVE the can. I'll bet that is a HUGE hit. :0)

Mada_Ro said...

Joanne, you're my hero!
My brother's birthday is coming in a month and I was so lost as to what sort of card I could make for him.
Thank you for another brilliant idea :)

Jane said...

Wow, that is fab, what a fantastic idea, how on earth do you think up these designs? Thanks for great inspiration.

Carola said...

great idea ! "male" cards are so difficult, thank you for inspiration.
Carola (Peony57)

PeeJay said...

Just love this one! So simple but very effective.

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NancyJo said...

Wow! What a great idea!

Littlekel90 said...

How smart of you! LOL I have a few guy friends who would LOVE a card like this. HA

Found you on the inspirational tips and tutorials blog, and I AM SO GLAD I DID!! :D Kelly

Anonymous said...

I love this, what a super card.
Di x

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