Sunday, 11 March 2012

Number One Dad

Today is my husband's birthday, and instead of making one card for both me and my son to give I decided to make one for each of us.  This is the card I made to be from Zach:

I started with the patterned paper, which is a 6x6 pad from Crate Paper called Toy Box.  I've been saving this as it reminds me of '70s-'80s ish kid stuff.  My husband and I were both born in the late '70s with older siblings, so we had lots of books and toys handed down.  Thats why I thought this paper would be perfect for his birthday. :)  Once I chose coordinating card stock, I stamped the images, added eyelets and ribbon, and assembled everything.

BTW, my husband's name is not Jimmy.  The background paper looks like a stack of books, and I didn't notice until I photographed the card that the way the pattern was cut makes it seems like the card says "No. 1 Dad Jimmy", lol.  Oh well, I explained to my husband when he opened it and we had a bit of a laugh about it. 

Even though the card was for my husband who is not as into glitter as I am, I couldn't resist adding some Clear Stardust Sakura pen to the images.  I love these Sakura pens!

I used my smallest Nestabilities circle to cut circles from some of the leftover patterned paper and used them to decorate the inside of the card.  I really liked how it turned out.  All set for our son to add a bit of scribble before giving to daddy!  :)

I've decided to enter this card in the following challenges:

  1. Catered Crop - Ravenous for Ribbon Quickfire
  2. Daring Cardmakers - Tessellation
  3. Color Throwdown - Ridinghood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
  4. Creative Craft Challenges - Boys will be boys
  5. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  6. Craft Your Passion - 100th Challenge Celebration - Anything Goes
  7. The Pink Elephant - Lets See Those Layers

These are the supplies I used:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze.  Crate Paper Toybox Collection 6x6 pad.

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown.

Markers and Pens:  Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise.  Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust pen.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Eight Great Greetings, On Your Birthday.  My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Acrylic Stamps.

Dies:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Standard Circles.

Embellishments:  Recollections Eyelets, hemp twine from stash, red ribbon from stash.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, scissors, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Crop-a-dile,  Cuttlebug.

Adhesive:  Tombow Mono Adhesive Runner permanent, foam squares.


Wanda Cullen said...

What a great masculine card! Your husband will love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Samm said...

What a fab boys card! love it!

Thanks for joining in with DCM this week!