We are smack in the middle of birthday week in my family -- three birthdays and one anniversary in seven days! Next up is my grandfather -- he will turn 89 (!) this week! In his honor, I made what has to be the hardest. of. all. cards. to me... the masculine card! Girl-cards (for girl-recipients, anyway) are a cinch -- I mean, we crafters are stocked to the gills with flowers and colors and ribbons and bling! But boy- (or, er, excuse me.... man-cards) throw me for a loop every time!
Sidenote: In the end, though I'm happy with the result, I'm not really sure it's him... My grandfather, or "Nana" as we call him -- (story in this post) -- is a super-special man with a fantastic sense of humor and more than a little bit of cantankerousness (which I adore about him!! :) I really struggled to distill all that into this card. In the end, I decided to keep it simple, sticking to clean lines and colors and opting to hand-write the "Happy Birthday" sentiment.... Here it is:
I die-cut the chevrons using My Favorite Things Die-Namics' "Chevron Stripes"and papers from Basic Grey's "Wander" line.
I am also playing along with CAS-ual Fridays' challenge this week to make a masculine card using patterned paper. Masculine? check. Patterned Paper? double check! :)
Thanks for visiting! Hope you had a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend -- blessings to you and yours! :)