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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vintage Barber Card



What's this?  Yup, I made a man card.  I don't make cards for men often, so I was nervous about this one.

I had to make a thank you card for a cool guy named Frank who went out of his way to do something nice.  Oh, and in case you couldn't already tell (really?!) he works with hair.  He's a hair stylist or more accurately a hair artiste at Casa De Bellini.

I started the card by gluing down vintage dictionary pages, then painted over them with cream paint.  I found this vintage photo of a man with a fantastic mustache, and glued it down along with a scrap of striped paper.  I also painted over those a bit to blend them in.  I googled vintage barber scissors and drew them out and added some extra doodles around the edges of the card.  Oh and inside I wrote something like "Frank knew a thing or two about hair", which I originally wanted to be the caption on the front of the card, but ended up liking it without it.

So there it is... a man card!  And Frank?  He loved it!  Yay!

8 comments:

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Very cool 'man card'. Who wouldn't love a card like that ;-)

Mandy said...

Its fabulous..that image is perfect and those scissors look great along side it...xxx

Diane said...

Love this!!

Jenny said...

Oh Esther... your 'man' card is fabulous... the image, the scissors... the striped paper... love it all... no wonder Frank loved it...
Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a joy filled 2012...

Jenny x

Carin said...

Fantastic card Esther! Very manly (I don't make things for men often either!)

Lynn said...

Man cards can be challenging but you got it right, it looks great

manyslices said...

You did a fantastic job on your man card. Your card is perfect inspiration because I need to get my act together and work on my "hubby print" for Christmas...yes I know its the 20th of December. It is a photograph we bought at our favorite "no kids" vacation spot, that I wanted to make more personal and artsy without it being totally girly. I am following your step-by on a previous journal-ing page post. Great job on your greeting cards; so lovely.
Cheers,
Leah

Kristin said...

I love your Man Card!
And the soft colors and doodles are my favorite - you are such a beautiful artist ;)
I just wanted to wish you (and your men ;) a very Merry Christmas! I hope it is warm and bright, xoxoxo