Boy's cards can be sooooo difficult, can't they. Sometimes I'm so sick of thinking of new ways to bung a football on a card it makes my brain hurt!
So today I've a couple of Big Boys cards to share and not a football in sight.
The first is a Lego inspired card for my hubby's birthday.
He's always dabbled with Lego - I pander to that by buying Technics kits for him at Christmas hehe. Recently though Lego for grown ups is much more apparent with things like the Lego Architecture series being available (he got the Leaning Tower of Pisa for Christmas....).
Anyhoooo some time before Christmas he discovered a website where you could "draw" in your own house, using the exact measurements etc and it would come up with plans and requirements for building yourself a scale model of your house. I know it's a bit mad, and I know how long it took him to do, but we won't go there....suffice to say I did get a tad worried that I might not be getting any Christmas presents myself because of all the time and cash he spent on his new project! It's not just the outside of the basic "naked" house either - oh no! You can add the colours (as near as you can with Lego bricks anyway) of your walls, carpets, furnishings .... Yes. It all is a little crazy. Here are our Lego selves in our Lego study - you can see all the IKEA shelves etc though they are a lot tidier than in real life ;)
Getting back to the birthday card - I cut all the pieces on the Silhouette and spent what seemed like days sticking them together - there are at least 4 layers to each brick and some have several more so there is a mix of brick depths. Yes, I'm just as bonkers as he is. The circles on the top of the bricks are adhered with tiny bits of foam tape and they took blinking ages as they were so fiddly.
I also made a Lego logo style sentiment for the front of the card, but then I couldn't figure out where to put it so I stuck it inside instead
I was soooo relieved to get it finished!
Next up was a card for one of my cousins - I think all that Lego sapped my poor head and it took a while to actually think of anything I could do for him. I know he has a drum kit, so thought maybe I could make something themed around that - but I needed a way of keeping it simple so hunted out a clipart drum kit silhouette that I could convert to cut on my.....Silhouette.
I'm really impressed at how well the machine coped with the very skinny and detailed cut-lines - I must admit part of the reason for doing this without tweaking the picture was to see how it would cope with so many tiny details. It got it's own back though - as lifting the completed cut off the cutting mat was a bit of a mare! And getting all the tiny unwanted waste bits off was even more of a mare!
Right enough of the waffle - can you tell I'm procrastinating as I have other things to be doing but can't seem to get started on them?
Hope you like what you've seen today, and that you've had a little smile too
Thanks for visiting