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Sunday, January 15, 2012

SILs birthday card

Had to make a card for the SIL - he has a birthday later this week. It's busy in January!
I will enter it in the CES Challenge Blog - Vintage Darling! and in the Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Fancy Fold.
Also for Aud Sentiments #45 Challenge - use scraps!

Base card is SU Crumb Cake (or Kraft) and SU Very Vanilla - my fold is a take on the Joy Fold. The brads are lovely vintage brads from SU and SU twine. The background papers are from the scrap stash. I just picked five papers that looked masculine and went together. The stamps are from Darkroom Door's Vintage Automobiles. The ink is Memento Rich Cocoa and Distress Antique Linen. 

Unwrap the linen thread and it opens up....... this! I distressed and inked the edges of the vanilla card but didn't add ink to anything else.  Keeps it a bit edgy I thought. 

Beautiful day today and I went out with the camera to take the photos of the card and ended up playing with the camera for 30 minutes in the sunshine, learning to take close ups and stuff.  They are not that good but better than I have done in the past. I must learn to use my camera better than I do.

Fern curl

Native bush - not sure of its name

Piece of the fence with old creeper root attached


Lisa xx said...

Hi Susan, this looks great and your sentiment is very inspiring! Thank you for sharing with Aud Sentiments

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous card! Love the way you designed the inside. SO glad you joined us for the Fancy Fold challenge at Pattie's Creations this week.

Monica said...

What an elegant card and so witty as well. Thanks for sharing the pics. Lovely!

Monica xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the fold!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful design Susan!!!
Aud's dt

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for using your scraps up with us at AUD Sentiments challenge! Gemma :)

Denise said...

Your pictures are so crisp and clean! Love them! In Spring you'll have gorgeous blooms to photograph. Your card totally rocks! I think cards with humor are the hardest to make, and the best to give. You rocked this one! Thanks for the awesome comment on my page. There is no better complement :)

Margaret said...

Lovely card, and super vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Patties Creations Challenge #35.
Margy (DT member)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Susan such an elegant and stylish creation you have shared
Thank You for the sweet comment on my blog

Merry said...

Beautiful photos Susan. Such a wonderful card too...those papers are all so lovely.