Happy Birthday Dad!

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.

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday Dad!

 

Operation Write Home Sketch 169

Operation Write Home Sketch 169

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:

  1. Card in progress

    Card in progress

    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

  2. I cut a 4″x 4″ square of the wood grain background paper and inked it with brown chalk ink.
  3. Using my Creative Memory Circle Cutter I cut a circle 3.5″  I inked the edge with brown chalk ink.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. I took the 3.5″ circle and stamped a birthday cake image with Versamark ink.

    stamped and embossed image

    stamped and embossed image

  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday 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!

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