Monday, June 21, 2010

a birthday card

for my husband. Doesn't look very birthday does it? No matter - i'm feeling good about this one. it has components he will love. A map, screws (or a reasonable facsimile) and a bit of nature.
I had seen a card I believe in the Papertrey gallery - had a dragon fly on it and it got me thinking. I have a Quickutz die of a dragon fly. I also had some map scrapbook paper that had colors that would go nicely. And then there was that new Papertrey impression plate - Woodgrain -I was dying to try. I used the plate on a piece of kraft cardstock and then inked it up with some brown ink. I really liked the effect. I cut the shape (behind the dragon fly) with nestabilities, stamped in with a Purple Onion Designs Late 1800s script background stamp then sponged around with some Tim Holtz Distress inks (antique linen and tea dye). Those screws are Making Memories eyelets I bought years ago. Even when I bought them I knew they were destined to go on something husband-related :-) I'll be giving him this card on his birthday next Sunday when we're on our little vacation. I think I'll be sharing a pic or two from the trip so stay tuned.


June Houck said...

LOVE this, Tracy! Great colors, and a wonderful blend of textures and patterns. Terrific :)

Babsarella said...

Love the great card!!! Also the wonderful Father's day card too.

Sue McGettigan said...

It's lovely! I like the colors and all the ingredients too - can't go wrong with maps and woodgrain!

Annie said...

I think it is perfect. So there.


raoz said...

Its really fabulous.
I specially like the color combination and patterns.
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SmilynStef said...

Love the map background with the screws ... great masculine design.