Saturday, August 14, 2010

70th Birthday & Pallenge 13

Today I am going to share a Birthday card I made in celebration of my dad's 70th Birthday that plays along with  Pallenge 13 that has been issued by Cindy over at the Papertrey Pals blog.  She challenged us to use a set that we have never inked up.  Awhile ago I bought a Papertrey set called Top Ten that has never been used so I dusted off the cob webs and went to town.

Here is the card laid out before I started adhering anything to the base. 
Even though I  used a masculine color scheme, I managed to add some fun patterns and sparkle.

For the background I used PTI Tin Types.  I struggled to find an ink that matched the tan in the ribbon until I tried my tea dye duo and chamomile was a great match.

The inside listed 10 of the great characteristic my dad possess.  I backed them with a piece of handmade paper with  a ruff edge.

To celebrate his day we all met for dinner at a great Chinese place.  In honor, Sophie wore a dress that Aunt Megan gave her as a souvenir from her last trip to China.  I think my dad got a kick out of it & the waitresses all did too. 

Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs


Liz said...

Great job! I want that set, too, but I'm afraid I'll get it and not use it, so I've held off.

IamDerby said...

This is great, you have inspired me to get this set out and use it.

BethieJ said...

Your dads card turned out FANTASTIC! (I too have this set.. uninked.. must dust it off!) LOVE the sweet photo you shared! Happy Birthday to your dad!
have a GREAT day!

Nadine said...

Im sure your dad must have loved this card! How can he not be touched by all the qualities you love best about him? Super great idea for a birthday card! BTW, your DD Megan looks fabulous in that dress!

Jill said...

What a perfect stamp set to use for your dad's birthday card! I'll bet he was thrilled!

Monica K. said...

What a sweet and thoughtful card to give to your dad for his bday! And your daughter is so cute in that dress! I used to have a dress like that when I was a kid. It was so fun to dress up!