Sunday, September 13, 2009

Grunge Birthday Wishes

I really like this card! It is a departure for me. I am usually hesitant to grunge up a card with smeared ink, but I think it really adds dimension in this care. I really pushed myself when I smeared black ink on the paper flower and added a button to the center rather than my standard brad. Probaby my biggest surprise, though, was the butterfly sticker by Martha Stewart. They were on the clearance rack at Michaels. I never would have paid full price for the pack as I thought they were pretty "flat." Was I surprised when I opened the pack to find that the butterfly was dimensional. Maybe I will go bak for more of them. This card will go to one my husband's staff for their birthday. Hope they like it.
Happy Birthay, Son!

My son's birthday is just around the corner. Since he is a musician who loves the Lord, I thought he might enjoy a card with images of a singer playing an instrument and the quote by Hank Williams. Since he has a September birthday, I decided to pick warm earthy colors for the cardstock. I could have forgone the ribbon at the bottom, but decided to add it just to break things up a bit. Hope he likes it!