Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Man's Birthday Card

While the hubby was away today on business I had to work up a quick card design as his birthday is June 1. I went with the foils again and also used a Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder. The foil of choice this time was Deco Amber Watercolor which I just love. The first time I saw it come out of the laminator I thought it might look good as a wood grain and I was so right.


It is a very CAS design but with the foil on the background and also on the sentiment I thought that it was a perfect combination for a man's card. I also had some ribbon which was a brown and gold which I thought was a great match too. My card stock colors were white and black. And, I used Foil Mates from the Gina K. Designs line and also a Gina K. Designs circle double stitched die. The rectangle die used was a Cottage Cutz double stitched die which I thought worked so well with Gina's dies.


I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Birthday Bash

My next projects will be making Father's Day cards for all the guys and I have those started but not completed. Other factors came into play this week.

I had to freeze some rhubarb, do some baking and put some strawberries into the freezer. Rhubarb is grown on our farm but the strawberries came from the grocery store. They were such a bargain I stocked up on a few quarts and threw them in the freezer for use later on. Then I cooked up a batch of strawberries and rhubarb sauce and since hubby is diabetic I sweetened it afterwards with a packet of Crystal Light Punch flavored powder. No sugar added that way. The baking I did was a loaf of rhubarb bread and a loaf of chocolate banana bread.

Well, soon the Memorial weekend will be upon us. Not sure if we will do much or if anyone will be visiting. Either way we will have a good one. And remember to honor our veterans and the families of all those who lost loved ones while serving our country. 

So nice of you to visit my blog and leave such wonderful comments.

God bless,
Verna

15 comments:

Dawn S. said...

What a great masculine card! The foil is the perfect woodgrain colour and the ribbon ties it all together. You are making me hungry with your baking. I love rhubarb!

Macimbalo said...

He will love this card! It's a great card for him and I love the shiny foiling you have done combined with that ribbon! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

Donna Phelan said...

Just saw this on FB. Love it! It's a classic design and the foil really POPS and shines! Great masculine card, he'll love it! Now go hide it!!!

Barbara said...

That's where I saw it too. Just had to jump over here to tell you how fabulous it is. The design is simple, as you said, but oh so gorgeous with the foil. Have a lovely weekend. We are on another trip to Minneapolis for our grandson's graduation.

Pamper said...

I really like this card and am gong to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration. I love rhubarb and strawberries. Maybe I will go and make a pie.

Judy Woodland said...

This is just perfect for your hubby - I know he will love it. That amber foil is beautiful - I must have it. Love the wood grain look too, absolutely gorgeous!!1

Shona Erlenborn said...

Exceptional! What a great masculine card idea! Love the metallic look, with shine but not glitz! He'll love it Verna! Happy Memorial weekend!

scrappymo! said...

This is a wonderful card, perfect for a guy.

I have not yet tried the foils, but love the look of them/. Your wood grained EF was put to perfect use here.

laurie said...

So classy...what an awesome card!

Darnell said...

All I can think about is all those strawberries strewn about in between the pork chops in your freezer, haha! My silly mind! Your card for Arlin is superb!! Very manly even with the addition of that perfect ribbon! Happy Birthday to him next week! Hugs, Darnell

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW! Awesome card, Verna! Love how you combined foil with the embossing folder...fabulous masculine design!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! this does not look CAS at all, Verna! It's a gorgeous card, and your hubby will be delighted - those earthy tones are SO RICH! hugs, de

Karen D. said...

love, love this card mf
xx Karen

Shari M said...

What a stunning card for a man. Perfect

Patti said...

I have LOVED scrolling through your blog soaking up the AWESOME! foil cards you've created. I really must try this amazing technique : )

Patti