Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a beautiful weekend! We celebrated my Father-in-law's birthday yesterday so I needed to make a card.  We also missed Father's Day with him since he was out of town, so I kind of combined a Father's day card and a birthday card.  I don't have a lot of masculine sets, so I chose to use this tree set from PTI. I can't think of the name off the top of my head.  I have always liked using it. I chose to use the outline of the tree and the trunk so that I could color in the leaves. I also added some glossy accents to the larger leaves for some texture and dimension.  Everything was distressed using Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink. I love that stuff!

 I used some of my newer "Authentique" paper that I got from Ellen's store. You can check it out with the link on my sidebar. She always has fun stuff.  For those of you who know me, I like to mix a lot of prints and this card is no exception. I kept all of the embellishments as masculine as possible, from the jute twine to the felt stitched ribbon. No bow in sight!
Now for the exciting part....on Labor Day, my husband, kids and I moved me into my new stamping space. You would die if you could see it, especially compared to what I used to have, but it is functional and it is out of the way. In honor of this blessed event, I will be posting some blog candy in the next few days, so stay tuned! I am so happy! Thanks for fluttering by!


AuroraDawn said...

Fabulous card Kelly! Amazing design.

harrahx2 said...

I am thrilled for you for the stamping space. I know you have had a hectic few years! I am always glad to see your posts, love your style and always love your designs!

Debra said...

Kelly, I am so excited that you got your own space! You deserve it and I am looking forward to seeing more cards etc! You do beautiful work and it will be so nice to see more of it!

Mary said...

So pleased to hear you finally have a space to create - I look forward to seeing your progress. This card is great - love your colour choices and the way you mix and match - perfect.

SusanMC said...

Wow - new stamping space is very exciting!!! Beautiful card too!!