Monday, April 19, 2010

Card for a special guy!!

He is a special guy and I am fortunate to have him in my life!! Made this card for my DH birthday yesterday. He loves music so I used sheet music as the background paper. I had originally thought this would be a portrait card so the music now reads a bit funny now that it is a landscape card but I did not have the time to redo the background paper. I used a resist technique - embossed the large harelquin pattern (SU) on the paper and added walnut ink over that. Added some script in dark brown. It was a little stark so I added some brown ink on the back which added colour to the diamonds and evened things out a bit but maybe too much. It work reasonably well so I kept it. Added a strip punched with border punch (SU) and added a dark strip over it and punched the bird and branch (SU) from decorative paper and cardstock. Added a round greeting in brown tied to one of the loops on the border!! Happy with the results of this card.
We had a good day! Great cake made by Sherry - carrot cake with cream cheese icing - his favorite. Great moist cake!! Needless to say it is almost all gone!! Went out for brunch with a friend and had a relaxing day. First time to cut the grass this year!! I think it is early!! It was a beautiful sun shining day!!
Be sure to celebrate with your family and friends those special times in your lives and not to get so caught up in the details and special touches that you miss the big picture!!

Have a great day to you all!!