Friday, July 23, 2010

Time to Celebrate You

My husband had a birthday this week and he loves my handmade cards.  When I saw this clock paper in a new DCWV paper stack I bought last week, I knew it was meant for his card.  It has more glitter than can usually be found on his cards but it doesn't look feminine at all.

I tried a new (for me) technique of sanding my cardstock after I embossed it. I used my computer and thickers for the sentiment on the front.  The only traditional stamping is the "Happy Birthday" on the inside.  The design is a 6" x 6" easel card.

I used various circle punches to punch out the clock faces and added them to the inside & outside of the card with pop-dots to give it some additional dimension.

Since I took these pics after I'd already given it to him, I blurred my writing to spare you the mushy stuff.  :-)  Sorry for the glare off the glittery paper.  :(

Cardstock - DCWV
Papers: DCWV  (At Home); Misc (off-white)
Letters:  AC Thickers (Darling)
Ribbon: Paper Studio
Ink - SU (creamy caramel)
Computer font - Byington
Tools: Circle Punches (Marvy, EK Success, & Paper Studio), Spellbinders (Large Deckled Rectangles), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Iron Works)
Challenge:  CPC - FOF51

Using the same paper from the At Home stack, I made him a coordinating frame.  Since our grandson was born last Oct., we've remarked over & over again how quickly time has passed since our son, Ian, was just a little guy.  I used PSE to add a shot of my husband, our son and our grandson on the day our grandson was born to one of my husband's favorite pics of him with our son when Ian was a little boy (about 3).  I painted a frame I found at Michael's a dark brown and used Modge Podge to add the clock paper to the front.  Both the card & the frame now have places of honor on my husband's desk at work.  :)

{I'm sorry for the poor lighting.}

Frame:  Michael's
Paper:  DCWV (At Home)
Paint: Anita's acrylic (earth brown)
Tools:  PSE7

1 comment:

Destinae W. said...

Very nice Steph! I like all the clocks.


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