Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad!

It's my dad's 86th birthday on Sunday, and this is the card I made for him.  He does really like "unique fold" cards.  This one isn't terribly special, but at least it's something a little different:)

This is an easel card.  I was in a hurry to get the card done, and I actually found the card base all done in one of my "card parts" boxes.  That sure helped!  And I have a new motto - if in doubt for a masculine card - brayer and silhouette stamp!  I brayered with five colors of Stampin' Up! inks.  The reeds (grass?) and dragonfly stamps are from Technique Tuesday.  The sentiment is from All Night Media.  I cut the letters with an alphabet set from Cuttlebug - Baby Face.  I sponged a little ink around the edge of the "Dad" panel.  The matting paper is Soft Suede from Stampin' Up!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

8 comments:

Sheri said...

Very pretty. Your dad will love it. All the pretty colors you used and it is still a very masculine card

Sandy said...

Fabulous card for your Dad, Lynette! Thanks for the comment on my cards.

Joanne said...

Super card...you Dad will enjoy it a LOT. And I LOVE your *motto*....I am going to follow it too! Thanks!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card, Lynette! I always love hearing what other cardmakers do for masculine cards. The only man I have to make cards for is my husband and I always have such a hard time coming up with a design that I'm happy with. I guess I should be happy that we don't have a big extended family with lots of guys... I'd be driving myself crazy! LOL!!

JUDI said...

Lynette, Great idea using the brayering technique for this card. I forget about using
brayering... thanks for the reminder.
Your Dad is going to love it, and Have a Happy Birthday Dad...With Love Judi

Mary said...

What a wonderful card Lynette. I love that you made an easel card for your father since he likes unique folded cards. I hope that your father has a very Happy Birthday. I love this very masculine card!

Leslie Miller said...

I like your rule of thumb for when in doubt. I'm going to keep that in mind for my next masculine card. This is quite beautiful, Lynette!

sandy said...

Warm colors and a wonderful card for a man.