Friday 15 February 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hello! Today in Ireland we are having a beautiful Spring day. Long may it last! Seeing the daffodil shoots and the buds on the trees, gives such hope and anticipation for Spring and Summer!

During the week my Dad celebrated his birthday. We decided to have a surprise gathering, NOT a party, for him. After much deliberation, I eventually got a card made that I was happy with. I always find making cards for men, SO difficult.

I used my honeycomb embossing folder (again) and worked with brown and cream tones. I had it in my head, I would use my Joanna Sheen marbled paper.

I also cut out a tag, and cut by hand a smaller version of the tag to create a layered effect. I stamped the sentiment onto an oval, and found some buttons and brads that were a similar tone.

At a workshop last September, I got some honeycombed cut out. I have never seen this since or used it since, but would LOVE to get more. It fits the exact size of the embossing folder, so I inked it with a goldy-brown ink and placed it on top of the embossed brown board.

Hope you a having a great day, and thanks for stopping by!


Emily said...

And was even nicer in person...:-)

Michelle said...

LOVE the card Eithne!! Need to get that embossing folder!! :-) I bet Your Dad loved it.
I find men's cards very hard too!!
Michelle xx

Ger said...

Fabulous man's card, love the colours and design! Ger x

Cutesy Crafts said...

Hi, cute cards! Trying to find people to enter a giveaway on my blog for a cutting die. Not many entries and it ends Friday. :)