Happy Birthday to my amazing husband!
My husband, Peter, is passionate about golf, technology and food. So, of course, the themes of the birthday and Father’s Day cards I have made for him over the years have always been based on one of his passions. But, there’s a limit to how many golf cards one can make. I just had to come up with a new theme for this year’s birthday card, so after much thought, I decided to go with a vintage theme. Peter would take a country cottage or a log cabin over a modern house, any day. Here’s what I came up with…
I coloured this vintage truck with my Copic markers and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. I did a “fussy cut” on it and used pop-ups to give the cards some depth and to put more focus on the truck. I created the background in soft, muted pastels to ensure the spotlight stayed on the truck. To the right, I added a post with directions signs on it and superimposed the words, love, happiness, joy, devotion and companionship. A touch of my brown ink pad further enhanced the vintage-distressed look I was going for.
After the whole background was coloured, I ran it through my Cuttlebug, using the Sizzix embossing folder, “Square Lattice.” It such a neat effect!
Here is a close-up of the little cottage.
And, here is a closer look at the direction sign, with its special messages.
So, that’s it for now. I have lots more cards to post…as soon as I send them to the recipients. LOL!
I hope I have inspired you to make a card for someone special in your life.
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Happy crafting…and, remember to let your imagination run wild.