Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy Birthday to my hubby!

Today is Mark's birthday, so once again, he's "2 years older" than me! HAH! I really struggled a bit over this card, and it ended up different from what I had originally pictured, but I'm happy with the result so I guess all is well. :)

I really wanted to use Big Birthday Wishes, which I only recently added to my stash. I have had that fun Tag Sale #4 die for a while, but it has been woefully neglected. It was the perfect size for this sentiment, and I dressed it up by adding the cake image from Tiny Treats: Birthday. I felt like the bottom of the tag needed something... a scroll or medallion or some decorative element, but as I scanned my sets I decided to pull out Modern Basics, which I think worked perfectly.

The little present is from Make A Wish Additions and uses the dies also. Do you notice that subtle striped pattern? That's one of the background strip stamps from Half and Half, done in Versamark! I really like the effect, will definitely need to remember that! Other items used: Spellbinders Lacey Circle die, Stampin Up notebook edge border punch, PTI Argyle Socks patterned paper, cardstock colors Terracotta Tile and Dark Chocolate, Blueberry Sky button.
I finished the inside also, with a sentiment from Big Birthday Wishes, coordinating patterned paper, and the Modern Basics stamps again.

Thanks for looking!


Mad for Paper said...

Great card. Love the tag!

Amy Beth said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby. Today's Tim's birthday as well and it makes him 2 years older than me as well! Too funny!

Really cute card - love the tag.

Joyce said...

Very cute card. So many interesting elements, and yet, not too busy. Happy birthday to your hubby.

Kara said...

love the large tag on the card front..great use of modern basics too!

Karen C. said...

Great colour combo and details, Debbie. The little stamp addition from Modern Basics looks just right on the tag and the inside of your card.

Arlene said...

Very pretty the bright and cheery look.

Jen said...

How charming! Handsome card on all levels. Love the tag. It's the bestest!

Marybeth said...

This is a great guy birthday card! I'm sure your husband will love it. You used some of my most favorite colors. Happy Birthday to your husband! This is a good month for a birthday :) mine is in a few days too.

Lynn said...

What a great looking masculine card Deb! I just got this birthday set today so thanks for the inspiration...I love your fun details like the stamped gift, ribbon and spiral border!

Happy birthday to your hubby!