Monday, August 20, 2007

Happy Birthday to Tony

Last Friday was Tony's birthday. Tony is my son and he just turned 27. For his present, I contributed towards a 30gb Zune player. It plays tv shows, music and a bunch of other nonsense. Oh ok it's not nonsense. That generation sure loves their gadgets, don't they? This is his birthday card this year. I started out with plain white cardstock and used my Adirondack color wash spray inks to make the background. I love Fall colors, don't you? I used some of the background paper to stamp the Paula Best stamps on and emboss in Pirate Gold EP. I matted them on black. Then I took another scrap of the background paper, and covered it with the olive green radiant rain H2o's. It's very sparkly. I adhered the black paper with the stamped images to the green background and then ran my gold pen around the edges. I added some adhesive mesh to the background and some gold peel-off's to the corners. I stamped the justjohanna sentiment to black cardstock and then edged it in gold. I used some gold 22 gauge wire and bent it into swirlys on the ends and attached it to the card and then attached the sentiment on top. I really liked making this background paper. It's not as fancy as Julie's but I like it just the same.

5 comments:

Tami said...

What an amazing card. I adore the rich fall colors...I'll bet Tony loves it, too. Just enough touches of gold.

Jennifer said...

This is awesome! Great colors and the mesh adds even more richness to the card. Bet Tony was excited to receive this work of art!

Emilia said...

You know what is amazing? it is you! You just don't look like having a son aged 27! You look just much younger...:-) I mean it!

Happy B-day to Tony!

Franzi said...

really a wonderful card!!!

Ashley Bowen said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!I love this so much! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great day! Hugs! Ash~

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