I am ashamed to say that this was an extremely quick card. Can you believe I almost forgot my husband's birthday? It was only when Carole talked about Google Reader closing on July 1st that alarm bells started to ring. Unfortunately I still had the last card to finish for Darren and get them off in the post to him (he lives in the North of England) and then my Christmas card for the CCC challenge. Anyway, once we had finished in the garden and showered, eaten etc I then disappeared into my craft room and hoped he stayed out of the way for a while. After all these male cards I think I've got over my aversion to them. I don't think I'll be quite so nervous in the future.
I cut some Ivory Gold Dust card to 5" x 7" and matted it with black and more ivory. I then ran a piece of the same card through Papermania Chronology-Clocks folder and matted it with black. I've had this embossing folder for ages and it was still in it's packaging. I must say it is lovely and the embossing is very crisp. I computer generated the sentiment which I have had in my mind for ages and decided this was a good time to use it. I found some Kanban Mackenzie - Time toppers which I used as the speedy option to follow through with the clock and time passing theme. The black and white striped one is great but it was in the shape of a flower so I had to doctor it with SB Standard Circles dies and then added a small clock into the centre with foam pads. It all looks quite flat but both the topper and the sentiment are attached with foam pads. A few black pearls finished it off and hey presto - one extremely quick card which also looks quite elegant due to the colours - despite the cheeky message! I also carried the cheekiness inside with the message. Hope his sense of humour is intact when he opens it! I'd better give him a good breakfast first!
Hope you all have a good day, whatever you are doing.
Love and hugs from Christine xx