Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Continental Beer

This week's challenge at Daring Cardmakers was a really fun one so I've had to play along - they want your card to feature foreign languages -

I've made a card for a friends birthday - and as you can guess - he's partial to a beer ;-)  I've used my Stampin up! Cheers set again on kraft and coloured with 3 shades of yellow copics.  I've paper-pieced the foam with plain white card.  To make my background - and this is where my foreign words come in - I've typed up "Cheers" in as many foreign languages as I could find on the internet (sorry if some don't read right in your language, you can never quite trust the internet!) and then aged it.  I crumpled the paper, uncrumpled it and then inked it with aged mahogany distress ink very roughly - now I've never been much good at distressing until I look the online techniques class by Jennifer McGuire - to get the effect I have here I used her tip - I didn't care how well I got the ink on, I just spritzed the hell out of it with water with some pearl powder in it and dried it with my heat gun - perfect inky agedness for the first time ever!  I finished with a strip of black card behind and a matching strip cut to the shape of a ribbon and white embossed with the cheers to you sentiment from the set and a tiny PTI Happy Birthday.

I am also entering this into One Stop Craft Challenge as it nicely fits there theme for this week which is "Just for Men"   and it fits our theme at St Luke's too which is also Just for Men.


  1. That's such a fun idea =). Great male card!
    (I'm not sure if you meant to include the German word in the top right hand corner ... it would be spelled Prost - without the e)

  2. but, of course, I still love your card ... and no one will notice =)

  3. This is such a fun idea and absolutely perfect for The Daring Cardmakers' "Ooh La La and Wunderbar" challenge this week

  4. Such a fantastic card! I love the kraft and your background paper is awesome, I love the idea! Thank you for the lovely comment you left me too:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

  5. Fabby card, Tara! Love that sentiment!

  6. Hi Tara

    These little beer glasses are so useful .. .. you use them really well!!

    Loving the crumpled background very much.

    Love Jules xx

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