Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad

It is always hard to make those masculine cards. I love the pinks and yellows and girly flower wrapping my brain around man cards is tough.  I bought this stamp quite a while ago, and I may have used it once before.  I though it would make a great card for my Dad.  A bit of nostalgia with the swing.

I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo black, and inked up the background very lightly with distress inks.  Then the tree was colored with copic markers to make the scene fall-ish. I stamped the card base with some distress ink and a Stampers Anonomous wood grained stamp to add some texture to the card base.The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped in Memento as well and comes from Simon Says Stamp.

Of course, since my Dad adopted two kittens early this summer (Digger and Jack) he really needs a birthday card from them as well.  And of course they are minimalism rules.
Thanks for stopping by!


vic said...

Wow cat these are just gorgeous and the colouring is so beautiful and bright this will make anyone smile :)
Vic x

Lucille K said...

Love your cards, Cat. And, love that you made a card for your Dad from his cats, so sweet :)

Darnell said...

Oh, Cat, I love your personal cards you made special for your Dad with the swing and the kittens! I'm sure he will treasure them always! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you included a bit of nostalgia on your card, Cat! Your scene is so beautiful, and I love how you colored the leaves! Loving the sweet card you created from your dads' kitties, too!

Greta said...

Oh wow, Cat--your dad is going to just be thrilled with your cards! I love the tree card with the wood card front & your sun & everything! So cute for the kittens to give him a card, too!

Jean said...

These are both delightful! The autumn tree is colored perfectly!

Martha said...

OH, Cat, what darling cards for your dad!
They will surely bring him much joy & lots of smiles!
You're so thoughtful.

Leslie Hanna said...

Love the tree, and yes, minimalist for the cats.

Now I feel a blog post welling up inside of me. The subject shall be Masculine Cards. :)