Saturday, June 19, 2010

MTSC78: Happy Birthday Dad


I kind of had an idea in my head for my dad's birthday card (his birthday is a week after Father's Day--I know, how'd he plan that?) and when I saw Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #78, I thought I'd turn it on its side . . . and square it up . . . and it would be a great layout for my idea! I had had the color combo of Enchanted Evening, Terracotta Tile, Spring Rain and Fresh Snow jotted down for a couple of months but hadn't tried it out yet. It seemed like a masculine color scheme so I thought this would be a good opportunity to use it. Firstly, I did a practice ink up of A Little Argyle since it was my first time using it. I don't know about you, but I had a feeling that for me there would be a Learning Curve with this set! I'm so glad I practiced first! (The dotted lines go inside the diamonds, the dotted lines go inside the diamonds, the dotted . . . well, you get it, LOL!) Once it "clicked" in my head, I made the little rectangle of argyle without incident. Whew! This was also my first time using the bicycle image from Everyday Button Bits, and in retrospect, I need to practice the "ground" shading a bit, but it'll do. My dad is a biker . . . um, cyclist . . . so I think he'll enjoy the image. An argyle Cuttlebug folder, some paper piercing (around the blue edge--hard to see), twine & a tag . . . I think that about does it. Thanks for looking!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--A Little Argyle & Everyday Button Bits; Gina K. Designs--Simple Pleasures (sentiment)
Paper: PTI--SS White, Enchanted Evening, Terracotta Tile & Spring Rain
Ink: PTI--Enchanted Evening & Terracotta Tile; Versafine--Onyx Black; Ranger--Tea Dye Distress Ink
Buttons: PTI--Spring Rain; stash
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Clear Fine Detail
Dies: Spellbinders
Pens: Copics; atyou Spica
Twine: PTI
Misc: pinking shears, paper piercer, DMC Ecru floss

13 comments:

Karen H. said...

Great card Jill! Awesome job with the argyle background. I have that set but it intimidates me. I love the tiny brown button & thread with the sentiment.

Lorraine said...

Perfect male card! Lovin the argyle backgrounds, the bling on the bike and the buttons. Your dad will love it!

Barbara said...

Great combination of sets, Jill! I love this card!

Diane Jaquay said...

Jill, I LOVE this card!!! And I was shocked to see your picture, for some reason I thought you were older (that's a compliment, you must be very mature for your age ;) Your little fur baby is adorable too!

resmith said...

Perfect birthday card! I love the argyle background.

Sue Plote said...

Love it! That tiny argyle is to die for!

Pat said...

Perfect card for your "biker" dad. Love this color combo and especially the argyle background. Isn't that a fun stamp set? No need to be intimidated by it - you did great with it!

Karen said...

Great card. Lots of wonderful details. You did a great job with the argyle set. I had the same issues with it! I love the Papertrey background stamps, but they don't love me!

Sue Ann said...

Your argyle background is PERFECT!! Love the card and how much of the impression plate is visible ~~ I love that impression plate and argyle set!!

Dana said...

OMG your argyle is amazing here Jill. Holy crow! I love that your dad is a "cyclist" *grin* perfect card for him!

Brenda Weaver said...

What a fantastic card for your cyclist dad! I like the color combo too.
Your argyle turned out great.i think i would have needed a lot more practice. that set scares me a little.

Jackie Pedro said...

Great card, Jill! LOVE the colors and your stamped argyle looks awesome!

Michele said...

This is a fabulous card!!!