Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Graphic 45: "Happy Birthday" card using French Country

Hey there friends! ♥ 

Today I want to share a special birthday card I created for my Dad. 

This past week, my Dad celebrated his 67th birthday and I wanted to make him a special card. I typically reach for Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman or Olde Curiosity Shoppe for my masculine cards. But this time, I went for French Country and the blues, greens and kraft colors were perfect!

Here are some photos...

I always manage to do things in threes... here you'll see 3 Stamped Metal Brads filling in some of the real estate on the top right of the card to create balance...

The eye is immediately drawn to the Metal Tag adorned with a vintage label from French Country, then topped with a clock, Momenta metal corner and a lion head "door knocker" charm from Sky Blue Pink.

I kept this card clean and simple... no grunge here today! 

Instead of flowers, I used a "bottle cap" label from the French Country Banners set and layered a Stamp Metal Brad on top...

Here's a peek at the inside of this card...

The sentiments on the front and inside of the card are from the Place in Time Sentiments sheet.

For additional photos, check out the Graphic 45 blog where this card will be featured today!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a sweet, crafty week! 

xoxo ♥,

Product list

MFT cardsstock - Hot Fudge
Paper Trey Ink Kraft cardstock
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Momento ornate metal corner
Spare Parts clock face
Lion face mini door pull (Sky Blue Pink)
3M ATG adhesive
Sticky Stuff Dimensionals
Glossy Accents
E6000 glue


Daniele said...

perfect male card, just loving the little door knocker

BlackDamaskDesigns said...

Wow awesome!

Mary Jane W said...

Beautiful card as usual!

Gitte said...

What a great card.

Meggie Cardoso said...

So beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Arlene. Lucky recipient. Karen.x