Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad!

This is a card I created for my dad.  His birthday was last week and we were all suppose to get together to celebrate the January birthdays but dad suffered a heart attack the day after his birthday, so our birthday celebrations were post-poned.  Dad is a mechanic by trade but he is retired now.  I have always wanted to try punch art cards but have alway found them very intimidating!  I cased this card loosely from Splitcoaststampers.  I kept the layout the same, but added a bit of my own finishing touches to make it mine.  Very simple to do! 

I used foil paper to wrap around my cardstock, and then ran it through my embossing folder.  I also added the punched out nuts using the SU Cogs punch (I believe it is retired now).  To make the wrench, I just cut a piece of strip of paper and sponged the areas with basic grey - my youngest son asked why I did that and I explained that when mechanics work, they always have grease on their tools - so the sponging was to make it look a bit dirty.  Nothing is ever clean! 

I think this card also qualifies for Sunny Challenges 071/13!

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I have enjoyed creating it!

Here is the recipe:

Stamps:  Occasional Quotes

Punches:  1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Boho Blossoms, Cog, Word Window, Modern Label

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Urban Oasis DSP, Silver

Accessories:  Harlequin Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Shimmer Brads (Making Memories), Foil

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day,

~ Pat


Kris McIntosh said...

Pat I am sorry to hear that your Dad was unwell, but glad that things are now on the improve. I love your card, these wrenches are just perfect for a mechanic. Thank you so much for joining us at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

Vicky W said...

What a perfect card for a mechanic Pat. Bet he loved it. Sorry to hear your Dad is not well, but hopefully he on the up & up. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunny Challenges