Friday, August 12, 2011

Birthday Card for Grand Uncle

This card was made for my hubby's granduncle's birthday this month. I was very happy that my background set called Newsprint arrived from PTI just in time. :) Am loving that background stamp and I thought it was well suited for this card as his granduncle loves reading the newspapers. :)

For the focal image, I stamped the television set from the Boob Tubes set from Paper Smooches on to some patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket's Wanted collection. Love that woodgrain pattern. Then I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting on my Cryogen Iridescent Paper (my favorite for Copic colouring as well) and paper pieced it on to the image.

The words "Cik Kong" which means granduncle in a Chinese dialect was stamped using Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABCs. I inked the edges of the Labels Eighteen die cut piece with Antique Linen and Tea Dye distress inks.

For the inside of the card, I decided to stamp the same television image and insert the word 'News' as that is another favorite past time for his granduncle, watching news on telly. :)

The base of the card is using kraft cardstock. Card is a standard A2 sized card.

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Kary said...

Hi Kim! Your mojo is back!! Fab masculine card, and great to see you're inking up your new stamps ;) Have a great weekend!

Emily Leiphart said...

Kim, this is a wonderful masculine card! I love how you combined stamps from three different manufacturers. The colours and layers are so soothing.

Alice Wertz said...

love love how you combined all those stamps. super card, Kim!

Marina said...

Hi Kim! Love the newsprint stamp! Very very retro cool :) Hey thanks alot for the heads up on Simon Says Stamp, will def check it out :)

*Alison* said...

what a great guy card.. I love the look of this.. and I love that you put the tv inside too :) so fun.. hugs