Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mini set birthday card

I was in need of a birthday card for my dad but I hate to admit that I don't have a whole lot of cards in my stash that are masculine themed. So I sat down to stamp with my littlest stamper (who couldn't get back to sleep after a potty break) and together we worked on this card for grampa. I was going for masculine but I'm not sure we succeeded. I sure do love how it turned out though! All images used on this card are TSG mini sets!!

The tree is from the new mini set Treemendous (which you guys gobbled up within hours of it being released lol! Don't worry it will be back in stock soon.), Everyday Greetings, Flourish and Holidays Galore (for the inside).

I started out with a Ruby Red card base. The background paper is from the retired Bella Rose SU DP and I sponged the edges with Ruby Red, then added stitching with my sewing machine and adhered to the card base. I stamped the tree in Momento Tuxedo black on Kraft, used a scallop corner punch on the top corners and added a black mat. I stamped the small leaves in Ruby Red and the large leaves in Ruby Red that was stamped off once and added dots to the leaves with a white gel pen. The sentiment is from Everyday Greetings framed by these beautiful images from Flourish. Again, I added dots with a white gel pen.
The inside sentiment is from Holidays galore and framed with another beautiful image from Flourish as is the corner flourish. I also added leaves to it in the same manor as the front.

I hope you enjoyed today's card!

8 comments:

Viv said...

Grampa is going to LOVE this card!!! It's a wonderful joint effort!
Viv xx

Crystal said...

WOW this is stunning!!! Your grandpa will LOVE this!!! I just love those colors!

stampinsilvia said...

This is super cute! I love the stitching behond the image panel...very nice!

PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty!! Love how the colors and image pop against the kraft!

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Wendy said...

OK, this is a wowzer card! Love that tree and the colour you used for the leaves! Well done girl!

Susan said...

What a beautiful card! Love it.

kerianne said...

Another absolutely gorgeous card!! Love it