Tuesday 16 September 2014

Hot Shot Card

Evening Everyone,

Today has been a day of celebration for us. It's my husband, the EM's 76th birthday and our friend Margaret's 73rd ... the perfect reason for us all to get together for a day of fun, laughter and food :) Indeed, we enjoyed ourselves so much the day just flew by.

So card #3 is the one I made for himself ... and here it is.
It's really quite a simple design relying on lots of matting and layering in silver, black, green and red cardstock. The pool themed toppers are from a Kanban sheet, Happy Hour. I did take the opportunity to have a play with some Brusho crystals to create the background ... I think I might have overcooked it a little but I love the way the powders react to water. I only sprinkled two of the colours, Brilliant Red and Leaf Green, on to wet watercolour paper and was stunned at the colourful result ... especially as they made the perfect background for the toppers. Can't wait now to experiment with more colours :)
The inside - there was one small topper left to decorate the inside.

You might have guessed from the card that the EM likes a game of pool. And as our grandsons also like a game I decided that a pool table would make the perfect birthday gift. As we were going to be out all day today, I arranged for it to be delivered tomorrow but a message from the supplier tells me that it won't be delivered until 23rd now ... so disappointing :( Finger's crossed it will be safely delivered next week as arranged.

I'm submitting this card to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 142 ... the snippets are green and red cardstock used in the matting.

I hope you had as good a day as we have had.  Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Crafting 


Jean said...

A great man card Elizabeth,your lovely layers are a perfect match to the pool themed toppers. the brusho background looks fabulous as well.
Jean x

Jenny L said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Happy Birthday to your hubby and your friend.
Sounds like you have had a really good day,
Great male card, I bet he loved it.
So disappointing the delay of your present.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Darnell said...

What a really perfect snippets card for the EM, Elizabeth, and happy birthday to him! I am sorry for the delay in the table; it seems to be the norm anymore for service.

I knew immediately that your background was Brusho paints. And that's it, I said to myself, as soon as you publish this comment, it's off to Amazon to order them if they aren't already sold out. I have been trying to resist most new product goings-on because I have an indecent amount of unused schtuff as everyone knows, but I'm afraid I have to cave in on these. They just look too darn fabulous for words!! Himself's card was the straw that broke my resisting back!! Hugs, Darnell

Carol L said...

I just love this card for your hubby's birthday! For any fellow who loves a good game of billiards - this is wonderful! Happy Bday to your hubby and friend!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great work Elizabeth love this card.. what shame about late date.. but guess it makes his birthday last longer. Thanks for sharing and not looking too hard at those lovely inky background :D have seen them on some other blogs too...
I haven't tried but have wondered if the shavings of watercolour pencils might do the same?? must try one day :D Shaz in Oz.x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card for your husband Elizabeth love the background hope you all had a fun day


Sarn said...

Oh yes Elizabeth . .. you can't beat those Brusho paints for a fab background can you? Darnell sure is in for a treat when she gets hers!

Terrific male card. Hope Himself enjoyed the day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jacee said...

Great 'man' card Elizabeth!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue - said...

Super card for your hubby! Those brushes seem to be taking the crafty world by storm. I resisted but then just had to try them myself.

Sally H said...

What a wonderful card, Elizabeth! Gorgeous colours. I love the Brushos background - aren't they fun?! A word of warning - don't get them too close to your nose if you have a cold, lol!

Di said...

Terrific card for Alan - please give him my belated Birthday wishes! And how super that you have Brushos - hopping round the Playground this week I've seen that a few folk have succumbed - I have no idea why or how of course :)

Hope the table turns up as now promised!

Hugs, Di xx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Elizabeth,
What a wonderful card. Great layout and colors. A very neat images too and perfect for the guy in your life. Happy Birthday to your Husband.
Bobbie Lynn

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous Elizabeth is your card l like the theme and the layout x

Sue said...

This is fab Elizabeth, and I'm glad you had a good day! Your stunning background has helped me make up my mind, I NEED Brusho's lol. Have a great weekend xx