Monday, June 07, 2010

birthday boy

I'm a little ahead of the game here - creating a birthday card for my son when his birthday isn't until the end of the month. Yeah me! But DH and I won't be home then (eek - first time I won't be with my son for his birthday) - we'll be a little vacation - by ourselves. The timing was dictated by DH's job - he's attending a conference and I'll be flying down to join him. More on that soon. Anyway I think we'll be having a little birthday party early for our son - hence the card making now while I had a little time. Actually, we'll be celebrating DH's birthday while we're away (as his birthday is the day after our son's) so that card is next up :-)
So here's the card for son. When I saw the Enjoy the Ride stamp set by Papertrey Ink I knew I'd be getting it. Son is a car guy. A car guy to the extreme. His vehicle gets more attention than some children in this world (which truly is a sad statement yet true. He loves his car.)
Anyhow, I am so pleased how the card turned out. The stamps stamp so well - and I'm not a big fan of the clear stamp but Papertrey's are really wonderful. You get a really crisp image. Oh - I can't forget to mention I also purchased the car die (to cut out the car). And with the clear stamp it was so easy to position for stamping. To make the card, I found some scrap striped paper - I believe it was SEI. The background blue was also a scrap - the flip side of a patterned piece of Basic Grey. I ran out of the dark brown ribbon I used so I found some taupe-y colored grosgrain and made a 2nd card (nice to have an extra card on hand right?)
that's all for now. I'll be back soon - hopefully with a birthday card for the husband!


Babsarella said...

Totally cute, so manly, yet fun!! Love that you had a die to match the stamp set. How cool is that??!!

June Houck said...

Perfect guy cards! I LOVE your happy birthday sentiment. I'd love to have that stamp.