Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Papertake weekly retirement card for a man!

I had to make a card for My Daughters school janitor who will retire in April after 10 years at the school. I was asked by the school's PTA to make a few cards for teachers and staff who are leaving and this is one of them.

As you probably know, I am rubbish at mens cards but I was looking through my Cute Daisy May downloads for an image for another card I need to do and I found the perfect images to use. Then I had a good look through my papers and found some with hammers, saws and other tools on it and thought, perfect.

.I thought this boy image was just right for this card since he's a janitor and I could just imagine him in this sort of clothes. He doesn't really wear clothes like this though lol. I followed this weeks fab sketch by the amazing Dawny at Papertake weekly. I'm not sure where the brown tool print paper is from because I cut off the strip and have no idea what I done with it...duh, but the others are s.e.i and Junkitz.
The sentiment is just printed from my computer.

I just had to decorate the inside of this card because I couldn't choose what image to use. Both these images were perfect for a janitors card. Told you I really do love those Cute Daisy May downloads!! I have left it quite plain because I didn't want anything fussy as it's a man's card and have left loads of room for everyone to write on.
I did also cover the back of the card with the rest of the tool paper just so you can see the whole design somewhere, but I thought it would be a bit boring to show you that.
Please let me know what you think of this one as I'm never sure when it comes to mens cards. If its for a female you can just stick loads of flowers and frills on and hope for the best but I don't think much men would appreciate that lol.
Hugs Lora x


Stef H (GlitterbabeGreetings) said...

I think it's fabulous and I think he's gonna love! It's hand-made! Men's cards aren't easy because there's not too many things to choose from other than sports! But, personally? I think you aced this!


shelly said...

i too made a mans card with this fab sketch i have the hardest time with them. .. i love your take on the sketch

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Lora,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Bev said...

Grilliant card hun, such a cute image x

coldwaters2 said...

Perfect it will do the job very nicely you have done so well with this man's card I have two to make and I am still thinking lol.

Lorraine x

Michele said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and the colours you've used. Michele x

Linnie said...

fab card laura you nailed this one perfectly

aardvarkpest said...

Great man's card. I can see why you couldn't choose between the images both are great.


steph said...

Fab mans card Lora! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x