Today i have a card for the guys, my hubby and all of his friends are X-box fanatics. So it made sense to make my hubby's best friend, Dave a birthday card along the XBox theme. I originally attempted to cut out a cardbase shaped as an X-Box controller, but quickly got fustrated by my complete inability to cut in a straight line, so headed to trusty Google to seek an alternative design and ended up CASEing a card by CraftingClaire.
This card is inspired from an X Box controller. The cardbase is 'Very Vanilla'. The 'Birthday Wishes' sentiment is from the 'Happiest Birthday Wishes' stampset inked in 'Basic Gray' onto a strip of 'Very Vanilla' and then mounted onto a strip of 'Basic Grey' before being glued onto the card base. Next i punched out four '1/2" Circles' from 'Real red', 'Pacific Point', 'Certainly Celery' and 'So Saffron' card on which i drew on by hand (using the same colour 'Stampin' Write Marker' an 'A','B','X' and 'Y' and attached them in place using 'Dimensionals' to create a raised 3D effect. I then punched out several '1/2" Circles' from 'Basic Grey' card and randomly glued them in place across the card.
I simple card which goes to show you don't need a huge craft stash to create the perfect card for people you know. Thats the great thing about making your own cards - you can assure they completely suit the recipient you're sending them to!
I hope Dave had a great birthday on Monday!