Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happy Birthday card

It's a happy happy birthday to my hubby Frank today!  I won't say how old he is now but he's catching up to me.  LOL  (I'm 5 years & 4 months older..........but shhhh........don't tell anyone........LOL)

I had to really step out of my comfort zone on this card.  If you visited me long enough you'd know that I love pink.  Pink & green are my favorite colors.  So this was a streeeetch for me.  Hope you like it.

The focal point of my card is a bicycle Photoshop brush I found free online.  Gotta love freebies.  I cut it out with my Nesties Labels One die cut (one of my very favorites).  I used a Tim Holtz pennant die I just got.  Love it! His dies cut so smoothly.  I distressed it all with DI black soot.  I even distressed the baker's twine.

The rest of the embellies & papers are all from my stash.  I made the bottom right button with a Tim Holtz reinforcement circle & a spinner......& then attached it to a metal button.  Frank thought it was a compass.

Thanks so much for visiting me today & have a wonderful week.

These are the challenges I'm entering:
Paper Crafting Journey:  #4 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges:  #160 Stripes
Paper Pretties:  PWC196 Masculine
The Paper Shelter:  Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  No Sentiments
Creative Craft Challenges:  Boys will be boys
Totally Gorjuss:  #122 Anything Goes with buttons

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~


Carly said...

Oh Wow! This is so elegant and truly beautiful!

Thankyou so much for sharing this special card with us over at Whimsy.

xoxox Carly

Frea said...

Hi Sharron, love your card, lovely vintage feel!! Actually Little Miss Muffet had one of those old fashioned bicycles in their last release, I just love those. Hugs, Frea

Donna Hanley said...

Great Card, Sharron. You do very well going outside your comfort zone. Your card is fabulous. It's funny you used this image because just the other night they were showcasing a couple of young men riding these bikes in our area. They say it was a good way to get the girls attention. The reporter even tried riding one-and did very good. Have a great day and Happy Birthday to your Hubby.

Christina C. said...

What a fabulous "man" card, Sharron!
You may have gone out of your comfort zone, but you did it with it!

Pia S said...

This is so cool. Love the bicycle. The color choide is perfect for this card, so are the buttons. Great card!

Cyndi - YaYa said...

LOVE this!!

Tracy said...

It's fabulous Sharron! See you can do other than pink and green. LOL Love that old bicycle image and the fun banner and buttons. Bet hubby loved his card. Hugs sweetie!

Marie said...

What a lovely image and sweet card. Lovely! Thanks for playing with us over TPS this week.
Love n hugs

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful birthday card for your husband, Sharron, hope he had a great birthday! This is a fabulous card, love that bicycle. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments. Have a great day!

Carole said...

What a wonderful masculine card! The layout is fantastic:)

Lisa said...

Hi Sharon!!!
I love this card! Woweee!!!
I just wanted to stop by and say hello!
Big Hugs!

Carole said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love the colors, the layout and the buttons are such a grand touch. I love Celtic designs as well, they look so great on this card.