Thursday, August 28, 2008
My Knight in Shining Armor
Do you sometimes find it very challenging to create a card for your husband or boyfriend without attaching anything frilly or feminine? I tend to make cards pleasing to "my eye" and forget (sometimes, not all the time) that I have to take into consideration that the recipient may not like the card I'm giving to them. I mean, when you go to the store to buy a card, don't you try to balance your "taste" with the taste or style of the person you are giving the card to? I think it's the same thing with cardmaking.
My husband was my inspiration for this card. How does one make a card for a man, while keeping with one's personal style, yet being careful not to add ribbon, lace, or flowers? This is what I came up with. It was certainly a challenge, I assure you. Now, my husband has always been my greatest supporter in this hobby of mine; and he is too much of a gentleman to say anything negative or critical of my cards. I think he'll find the kissing children adorable (although, he won't admit it). The colors are certainly masculine; the hearts reflect the playful side of my personality; and the sentiment is oh-so-true.