Thursday, 11 May 2017

Pens in his Pocket

A customer asked me to make a special birthday card for her dad. She told me that he is well known for always having coloured pens to hand, and that he's an avid book buyer too (apparently he buys books by their weight in charity shops). She asked me to show Dad with lots of coloured biro pens in his shirt pocket and to add some books as well. I cut out one or two!
The card was posted on Facebook by my customer and her mum commented that "He [Dad] loves the card".
My own dad also recently celebrated a birthday. He is very supportive of my creative business and is an avid reader of my blog. He doesn't comment on every post I write, but does occasionally drop me a line when something stands out for him. "Lisa, I love the Daria papercut card" he recently wrote, so I knew what card to make him for his big day. I changed the heart to a star and lined the card with an amber paper inlay, since Dad's football team, Hull City AFC, traditionally play in black and amber.
Finally, Eitan turned 17 back in April. His mum asked me for a card with driving as the theme since he was going to receive lessons as his birthday present. Mum liked the idea of putting an ל-plate on the card. The square plate with a blue background and white triangle pointing upwards, with the black Hebrew letter "ל" in it, from the Hebrew למידה‎ - "Learning", is the Israeli version of the L-plate. I also added a few road signs and a big yellow number 17 to mark Eitan's age, all on the background of a swirling black road. I just had to add the camel crossing road sign as it is so quintessentially Middle Eastern!


Tamar SB said...

Love the details you include!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful paper cut cards and wonderful post ~ thanks,

Happy Day to you ~ ^_^

Michelle said...

I like the card with the dad. They are such important people in our lives. Thanks for linking up today!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These came out great Lisa!

VeggieMummy said...

Beautiful cards and I do like a man who buys books by weight! That paper exhibition looks amazing - I think that they should have included some of your cards though! xx

likeschocolate said...

Great details! I am sure he is going to love it!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

So fun. I love the pens in the pocket!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.