Saturday, August 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Sweetheart

It was my DH's birthday yesterday. I made him this card. The chipboard piece the truck is attached to gives it some weight. I think the bulkiness of the card makes it a little more masculine and not so dainty. He liked it and commented that it is one of his favorite cards of mine. I also liked the colors and the little details I gave it. I started with a So Saffron card base and stamped it with the "Canvas" background stamp in Basic Brown. I then took a strip of Bravo Burgundy and stamped in it Basic Brown with the "Weathered" background stamp. The large chipboard piece is covered with Always Artichoke cardstock. I then sponged the edges with Basic Brown to give it a distressed/aged look. The trees are from the "Loads of Love" set and also stamped in Basic Brown.
The truck itself was stamped on Very Vanilla and colored in with Blue Bayou ink and a blender pen. The wheels I colored in with a black journaling pen. I cut it out and mounted it on the chipboard with several dimensionals. The ribbon is cream grosgrain. I took a Bravo Burgundy marker and made a series of dots along the length. The ink does blead when you do this so don't make the dots large or too close together.
The tag was fun. The sentiment is from "All Holidays". It is normally in one line, so I used my marker to stamp it in sections on Not Quite Navy and make the words stacked. I punched it out with the designer label punch. I also punched two more pieces out of So Saffron. I then placed the Saffron pieces so they were slightly above and below the Navy piece to form a frame of sorts. It helps the label to stand out. Then the Navy piece was also placed on dimensionals to give it some height.
There you have it, a hefty masculine card for my wonderful guy.
Have a great weekend and be sure to watch for the blog candy coming soon. We are inching closer to 500 views of my blog. I am excited that so many view it and even more pleased that so many return often.

1 comment :

Tami said...

This is a really cute card!