Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Blessed is the man

Good morning!  Just popping in with a birthday card for my husband's grandfather.  His birthday is today.  We are a very close family, both in relationship and in location.  My in-laws live right across the street from us and my husband's grandfather and wife live in an in-law apartment in the same house.  So, we see all them everyday.  It is so good to be close to family.  Anyway, here is the card:
 I had something completely different in mind, but when I went looking to see what Scripture verses I had and came across this one that I hadn't used yet, things went in a whole new direction.  And I altered everything I tried, too.  Originally, I was going to use the argyle pattern on the whole background, but once I got it all stamped, it was just too bold for what I was going for.  So, I trimmed it down to the strip and liked it much better.  I wasn't going to use any embellishments as this is for a man, but it looked to plain without anything.  I crossed my fingers and looked through my stash for some black enamel dots, to no avail.  I even though about melting down some perler beads, but didn't think heating up the oven for three was really worth my time.  In the end, I found some black pearls, and I know pearls usually are NOT embellies for male cards, but as they are black, I think they work great.  I combined a couple sentiments on the inside and added a strip of the argyle pattern from the front.

CAS-ual Fridays #139--birthday with black, white, orange and turquoise
Word Art Wednesday #183--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Mod Squad--mix it up (use stamps from different sets)
C.R.A.F.T. #311--birthday
Viva La Verve May week 3--sketch (I turned the elements sideways to fit my verse)
Fan-tastic Challenge #86--no Patterned Paper (my pattern was stamped)

Stamps: Verve "Jeremiah 17:7" plain jane; JustRite Stampers "Pattern Basics"; PTI "Big Birthday Wishes" second part of inside sentiment; YNS "Silly Monsters" happy birthday
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" banner and stitching


sandie said...

The trimmed down pattern looks great and the scripture as the focal point works really well. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge during our bloghop!
Monica - DT

Brenda said...

Such a thoughtful, wonderfully designed card! Thanks so much for joining our celebration at CRAFT Challenge! Good LucK! Brenda

Sue said...

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with your lovely CAS card hugs Sue xx

Helen said...

Beautiful - such an elegant card.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Chris said...

A lovely CAS design, the verse and sentiment are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so fabulous! Love the bold orange and blue, with the verse front and center. Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

MagsB said...

Congratulations, Heather! You won the prize on my post for the C.R.A.F.T Challenge Bloghop - a $5 voucher for Digital Delights!

Contact Jo on craftchallenge @ yahoo.co.uk to claim your prize! Please put 'Blog Hop Winner' in the subject line of your email, and mention which prize it is in the body of your message. :)

love mags B x

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Love this! Great card!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Beautiful and elegant! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Natalie said...

great card.
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

Sammy said...

Lovely CAS design. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 86 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Michelle Lupton said...

Thanks so much for joining in with the birthday challenge at CASual Fridays :)

Cristine said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!