Monday, April 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad!

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of CardsI'm here this morning sharing the card I made for my dad's birthday last week - he turned 70! Definitely a big one that needed to be celebrated! We were able to pull off a surprise party for him after church Sunday before last - which was amazing! We were so happy to have been able to surprise him that way!

Since this was a guy card, I wanted to make sure it was simple and masculine - which is always a challenge for me! I used some pattern paper from Crate Paper's 6x6 Journey Paper Pad - fussy cutting those chevrons out to add some fun color. I built the sentiment using Altenew's versatile Birthday Greetings Stamp set - I make more birthday cards than anything else, and I love having lots of fun options to build the sentiment I want! I used another Altenew set to stamp the "dad" to personalize it, and you might notice that I stamped out the entire birthday song by masking my sentiments a little bit! Finished off by stamping the balloons from the same set and Hero Arts Ombre ink pad (SOOOO fun for balloons - I'm in LOVE with it for that I think!), and some confetti using a tiny dot stamp from that set.

This is a completely one layer card - would be perfect for mailing to someone special as well! Thanks for stopping by today!

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