Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy 70th Birthday...

To my hubster Ron!! ( Sunday)  My sweet grump in his usual form didn't want any hoopla! However, I indeed made in a card to note how I felt honored to have been with him for 27 of his birthdays :)

Occasionally I give more detail or embellishments on his cards, but he always says make it simple and safe for fancy stuff for your swaps or etsy (...if you ever actually do it, LOL)

so to me, this is a CAS card.

I cheated and scanned it, and while it looked great the other night when I edited it, now, I see the white is a bit red tinted. That is what happens when your Comp. monitor is on it's way out and you are on pain meds, LOL! (don't hold it against me)

Ok onto the deets!
Real red card stock by STAMPIN' UP, white card stock by GEORGIA-PACIFIC, printed paper...old scraps. Black German scraps by COLLAGE STUFF, I used MARTHA STEWART'S half daisy border punch (for lack of remembering it's real name)  down the outside edge of the card, and attached a strip of the black small plaid paper under it to be even with the back edge of the card. then then I used the same black small plaid paper  (a strip) over a wider strip of red checked paper behind the image and the sentiment. The German Scrap is running down the folded side of the card.
The "country Path" image(a country path or road that leads to a farm in the distance, at the front of the path are wild orchids)* is colored with markers by STAMPIN' UP.  I used white Enamel accents by RANGER to fill in the open holes of the daisy border punch and I put a dot on each corner of the image, it almost looks like brads (the scanner flattened them a bit more than I wanted but...)
"Country Path" digi image by DIGI DOODLE SHOP
The sentiment is by RAINDROP ECHO DESIGNS: 
"A birthday is just the first day of another 365 day journey around the sun" it comes with a smaller..."enjoy the journey" which I placed on the inside left of the card, as I did my own writing on the inside right.*

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Birthday Sundaes ...Birthday
One Stitch at a Time ...use a digi
Victorine Stamps ...Birthday
KB Cute Mondays ...use a digi
Anything Goes ...Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown ...Birthday
Card Making Mama ...Birthday
Frosted Designs ...Color in an Image

(* is for my sight impaired readers)


Ann said...

What beautiful colors! And I love the sentiment!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA on our 1st birthday, hope you will join us again, good luck xx

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A beautiful card like that would make it a pleasure to turn 70!

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA,hope you join us next

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! His card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

jo ( said...

Great card! I love it!

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Birthday Sundaes! :)


WencheP said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men.


Alison said...

What a fab card! I love that sentiment! Thanks for playing along with our CAS challenge at Cards For Men.
Hugs, Alison x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great card,love the sentiment and punched edge. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT this week and good luck. Julie DT

Toriz said...

Belated happy birthday to Ron!

Sounds like a fantastic card; hope he liked it. And, thanks for the detailed description. :)

Sue said...

Very nice card. Wonderful sentiment. It's the perfect sentiment for Ron's card. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Nice card! Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Victorine Originals Blog challenge!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday to your hubby! Glad you made something special for him, despite him not wanting any hoopla. Your card is wonderful, love the country scene! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

Shelley said...

Fab card, thanks for joining in our 1st birthday challenge at Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Shelley xx

Steph said...

What a fab bright cheery card! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again next time! x