Friday, November 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Dad's birthday!!! I got this stamp set several years ago, with Dad in mind. He restores Model-A cars. They're just beautiful and so much fun to drive. They have those little rumble seats in the back, that the kids (and sometimes the big kids) like to ride in. I had a piece of this Barorque Background dp out on my workbench from yesterday's posting and also had this stamp set out to remind me to make the card....turns out they worked really well together. I overstamped the image and sentiment with the linen bg stamp in carmel, to give it an antiqued look. I'd forgotton how much I like my little distressing tool...I used that on the image layers. The Hodgepodge Hardware added the final touches. I was a little crunched for time yesterday, and had to finish his card up pretty quickly. I think he'll like it, but the jury's still out for me. I've been working on bright, cheerful, glittery Christmas projects all week for my workshops. Lots of ribbon & dazzling diamonds!! I think maybe it's just that this card is a bit serious looking....maybe if I just added a bit of dazzling diamonds....or, maybe not = )
Supplies for this card:
Stamp set: Retired Vintage set (not sure of the name), Linen bg, Short & Sweet
Paper: Artichoke, Chocolate, Vanilla & Baroque background dp
Ink: Timber brown stazon, Carmel
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Cutter Kit (distressing tool)


Megs :) said...

Ricky and Bobby sat in the jury box for this one and declared it superb! Grandpa's going to LOVE it for sure :)! Really nice job giving it that vintage/antiqued look- I think you really pulled off what you were trying to accomplish. Classic and sophisticated!

pescbrico said...

what a great man card!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

this card is awesome, it is such a great masculine card. wish you Dad a Happy Birthday for me.

nancy littrell said...

OMG Nancy, your dad is going to flip when he sees his very personalized model-T card. It is just perfect! TFS

Dawn Easton said...

What a FANTASTIC card for your Dad! It's beautiful! Awesome that you were able to find such a perfect stamp for him!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Nancy, you defenitely succeeded in achieving a vintage look with this one! Love the distressing, linen background, and Baroque dp! Your dad will love it!