Saturday, 31 May 2008

Explore your birthday!

I made this card for my Dad's birthday. I always find it a bit difficult as he doesn't have any of the hobbies that many 'guy' cards tend to get themed around. I thought this vintage feel made a good all-rounder! The old map pages from the Crafty Secrets Earthy Paper Pad combine perfectly with the Journey set to make a more masculine-looking card.

I cut a hole with a Nestability Classic oval die and put the stamped and coloured image behind it once I'd given it the faux burnt edges treatment. I also stamped the globe from the set in Antique Linen on the card base to give it a slightly more finished feel but I don't think that really shows well on the photo. Lisa Zappa's idea of stamping words onto the little ticket image works well even to express sentiments like Happy Birthday!

Supplies: Journey stamp set, Earthy paper pad, sentiment words from a HOTP set, Tim Holtz Distress inks (Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain), Versafine Vintage Sepia, Prismacolor pencils/OMS/stump, Nestability classic oval die, sponge.

Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

She said...

Great male card. Well done. xx

Mee said...

Great 'man' card!! I've got one of those difficult to make for Dad's too, keep hoping he'll take up a hobby in his old age to make my life easier lol :o)

Traceyr said...

wow, wow and wow. Very Indiana Jones and very topical right now Joanne. I'd never have thought of that for a male card.

I'll also check out Lisa Zappa's idea. Thanks for the link.

Traceyr x


:)

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Joanne, my dad like's the vintage style too. I love the map paper, I'll have to search that one out as I've nearly used all mine.

tracy said...

georgous card joanne :)

Karen said...

I love it Joanne....and thanks for the thread for the burnt edge thingy! X

Janice said...

That's lovely Joanne, I'm sure your Dad will like it too. Yes, those little tickets look very useful.

Linda Elbourne said...

Great card X

Andrea said...

you have some stunning work on your blog and this is certainly one of those things, its great x

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Joanne!!! This is waaaay tooo cooool! I too have a dad who doesn't have "hobbies" like other guys...so it is weird to give him a golf or fishing Father's Day card! This would be the perfect type of card for him! Manly with out being too distinct!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Joanne! Love the burnt edges.

Joan said...

This is a very cool card....I love the look you've created. Joan

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Great male card, love the natural colours and that indiana feel!

Joy said...

Love the colours, a fab male card xx

Sassy Crafts said...

Love the vintage style. You have got it just right . x