Thursday, November 29, 2007

Money Card!

Hello everybody! Joanne here again. Like many teenagers, my 14 year old nephew has asked for money for Christmas to save up and buy the latest computer games. With this in mind I thought I would challenge myself to come up with a card, suitable for a teenage boy, incorporating money in some way. This is what I came up with:
Not very Christmassy, I grant you. But perfect for a skate mad teenage boy, I think!
The card itself is very simple to do. I took a 15cm x 15cm ready made black card blank and onto that attached a 14cm x 14cm piece of Basic Grey Skate Shoppe "Kickflip" patterned paper, having inked all the edges in charcoal chalk ink first.
The actual skull and cross bones were freehand drawn onto white card and cut out. I then crumpled them up and distressed them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood and again, inked the edges with charcoal chalk ink.
Co-ordinating embroidery floss was used to attach to metal buttons onto the skull and also to tie the £5 notes onto the bones.
The skull and cross bones were then attached to the card and it was done!
This design could obviously be used for a birthday card and I think is more fun than just sticking the money inside the card (plus with the money being actually attached to the card less chance of it getting lost!)
I hope you enjoy this card and I'll see you soon!
Joanne xxx


joanna said...

Joanne, this is FAB! What a great idea :)

Andrea said...

Oh my!! Jo it's perfect. What a great idea xx

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Lol! Perfect male card. :D

All Pink girl said...

Brilliant idea ,this is brilliant ,Dawnx