Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

When April and May come I always have a great need for birthday cards. Since making my own it's nice to not leave a Hallmark store with a whole handful. Unfortunately, making your own cards does make the potential of being late in sending them go up. This is one of those cases, as my dad's birthday is tomorrow. Oops! But, I think that he'll appreciate a handmade card at any rate.



I used the Card Patterns Sketch #62 for this card. While the sketch had room for three embellishments, lending themselves to flowers, I decided on one tree button to go along with my guy card theme. I also got out my new distress ink (thanks Steph!) for my first attempts at distressing with official inks! I enjoyed using it and I wouldn't be surprised if I quickly use it again. Course, now I might have to get more colors (darn Steph!), but isn't that how it always works with ink colors?

So, happy birthday Dad! Sorry this card will be slightly late.

And now, off to the post office!

Challenges:
Card Patterns - Sketch 62
Pile It On Challenges - Guy Colors
Simon Say Stamp Challenge - Birthdays/Celebrations

DETAILS:
Paper - Solids (Wausau Papers, Martha Stewart)
Stamps - Waltzingmouse Stamps (Faux Fun Circles), Whimsy Stamps ("happy birthday"), Autumn Leaves (Alphabets)
Inks - Pine Needles Distress Ink (Ranger), Cocoa (ColorBox)
Embellishments - Tree Button (Joanns), Twine, Distress Tool

8 comments:

Andrea M said...

Beautiful card. Great job :) Thanks for playing along with PIO. We appreciate your support!

Rosanne said...

Terrific card! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

Helen said...

Great guys card - love that tree button!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

lizaveta said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at Card Patterns)

Katie said...

Fabulous card, He'll love it!
Thanks for Piling It On this week!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Such a lovely card, I bet your Dad loved it. I love making men's cards I especially like yours.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Hugs,

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Jane said...

This is lovely!! Love the little tree and the jute string is perfect for the design! I'm sure your Dad will love it! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp on our first blogoversary! hugs, Jane xxx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is an amazing Dad card!!! I like the outdoorsy feel to it!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah