I want to wish my Dad a very Happy Birthday! This weekend we began the celebration of my Father’s birthday with a celebratory luncheon following services at my Parents’ synagogue following Saturday morning services. Not only is this a huge milestone birthday (aren’t they all!) but it was also an opportunity to give thanks for my Dad’s miraculous recovery from surgery.
The card I created is on the left. I left it for my Dad to open later this week on his actual birthday. The sketch for this card came from Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge April 21, 2013.
I have recently been exploring Pinterest for sketch and layout ideas. This is how I came upon this particular sketch. I must say that I am really enjoying all of the layouts I am finding and techniques that I can mark at my fingertips.
To create this card I did the following:
I took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of card stock and cut it in half vertically to get two cards that, when folded, are 4/25″ x 5.5″. The card has a top fold
- I cut a 4″x 4″ square of the wood grain background paper and inked it with brown chalk ink.
- Using my Creative Memory Circle Cutter I cut a circle 3.5″ I inked the edge with brown chalk ink.
- I cut a 4″ x 1″ strip of olive green cardstock and a 3/4″ of patterned paper. I inked both with brown chalked inked and then layered one on top of the other.
- I took a previously torn scrap of paper, inked it with brown chalk ink, and layered it underneath the strip from step number 4 and adhered it down.
- I took the 3.5″ circle and stamped a birthday cake image with Versamark ink.
- I covered the tag with super fine black embossing powder. Using the heat embossing tool I heat set the powder and adhered this onto the card.
- Using the smallest Creative Memories Circle Cutter I cut out two circles using the green blade and blue blade on the inner track. I inked the edge with brown chalk ink and adhered the larger circle down. The smaller circle I adhered using foam squared to give it some depth.
- I stamped the back with one of my favorite handmade sentiments from The Stamps of Life and hand wrote a personal message to my Dad.
I hope you enjoy this very masculine card I made. Please leave your comments. I love to hear from you. Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!