I don't know about you but I really have loved Downton Abbey on the television. I thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas episode, didn't you? I am very sorry though that it is now all over.
Anyway when Crafters Companion brought out the Downton Abbey CDs, papers and presentation box I have to admit I couldn't resist, and I bought them all!
Now I'm looking for ideas on how to use them. So I went to my usual place for inspiration - Crafters Companion blogs! Im not very good with new ideas - I need something to work from and then I can make changes. Where I can I refer back to my inspiration.
I had to make a card for my brother-in-law and I find it very difficult to make cards for men so this time I directly copied from one of the blogs.
I printed out two of the Card Companion from the CD and matching papers as well. Following the example I cut out one of the Card Companions and, using silicone gel raised it up. I matted the Card Companion and one piece of paper with black card and fixed it onto the backing paper, which was mounted on a 7" x 7" card.
I used one of my stamps for the greeting and mounted onto one of the labels from the Card Companion. I also cut out four of the buttons which I had sprayed using gold Spray and Sparkle.
On the inside of the card I used the other Card Companion pattern and the rest of the backing papers, which I fixed flat. This leaves room for me to write on.
I think it is a really ideal card for a man.
Thank you for looking.