Thursday, January 1, 2009

Love Card for Gabriel (Felicitare de dragoste pentru Gabriel)

These are the words that described the card that my friend wanted to give her husband for his birthday. I don't suppose I have to tell you how difficult it was to come up with a man card.

The first thing I did was research (looking around other blogs that is). I found my inspiration here and I chose to do the same layout with the materials I had.

I took a geography book and tore a map from it, then I tore a page from a music book (Gabriel is a musician). These were my patterned papers. The rest of materials were all chosen to fit my color scheme and theme. This is the card that I came up with after a day of experimenting and changing.

I love this vintage style very much, but I am not sure it fits my cardmaking style. When I look at Ingvild's original card I can see how far I am from it. Besides, I don't have the kind of materials she has. Anyway, all in all it was a very nice experience to play vintage.

Aceste cuvinte descriu felicitarea pe care prietena mea o dorea pentru ziua sotului ei. Cunoscatorii stiu ca nu e floare la ureche sa gasesti un design potrivit pentru o felicitare masculina. Asa ca m-am pus pe treaba si am cautat inspiratie pe alte bloguri. Cand am gasit felicitarea acesta am tinut neaparat sa o reproduc cu materialele pe care le aveam.

Am luat o carte de geografie de unde am rupt o harta si apoi am rupt o pagina dintr-o carte de muzica (Gabriel e muzician). Pornind de la aceste doua elemente am adunat si alte materiale care se potriveau si in cele din urma, dupa o zi de incarcari si modificari am ajuns la ceea ce vedeti aici.

Imi place foarte mult stilul vintage, dar nu sunt convinsa ca se potriveste stilului meu de creatie. Pe langa felicitarea lui Ingvild a mea paleste de departe si in plus nici nu am la dispozitie materialele pe care le are ea. Oricum a fost o experienta interesanta din care am invatat multe.


..tina.. said...

Oh my, Meda, this is gorgeous!!! The detail is amazing!

stephjacobson said...

This is such a beautiful card! Masculine cards are so hard to make--I find I have to stop embellishing way before I think it's done. Otherwise it ends up covered with ribbons, buttons, and flowers!