Sunday, 2 May 2010

Dads Birthday card

It's Dads 65th birthday in a few days time and he's worse than most blokes to make cards for!!

This is the one I made for Tracys challenge, christening those unused stamps we all have lying about in the cupboards. he base card was using about 6 different distress inks in various browns and greens before being stamped with a Rhonna Farr (will double check and amend later if I'm wrong) 2 step flourish stamp. I've used a coppery gold for the outline part of the stamp and SU handsome hunter green for the filled in part of the flourish. The central image is from Clarity stamps and is using sepia versafine with a Penny Black sentiment.

I doubt Dad will get the distressed look or appreciate the work it takes to make a card from nothing but white card & ink but I'm happy enough with it.

NB. Guess who was right lol. Dad held it up portrait style and said yeh that's all right. Then proceeded to read the blank page of the insert hehe I should have said "Should have gone to spec savers" but I wasnt that quick lol just told him I thought he ought to put his specs on. Mum wasnt quite as bad but she preferred the quick cards I'd made as part of a stationary set for her. last birthday. Next year they'll both get dufex diecut decoupage (yuck yuck, blueghhhhh) ;o)