This past Friday was my FIL’s 91st birthday providing me with another opportunity to express myself creativity through my rubber-stamp art.
This is a great outdoorsy design for the men in your life. I can see this being used for many occasions.
Feel free to duplicate my results or use as a guideline to make your own one-of-a-kind card. Here’s what I used to create my design:
- Rubber-stamp M-119 (image size 4 ¼” x 3 ⅝”) from Stampin.com.
- White card for the image, stamped in Color Box black pigment ink.
- Prismacolor pencils.
- A piece of olive-green cardstock to glue beneath white card stock image
- Next glue the two pieces directly onto a natural color pre-cut card, leaving enough room at the bottom to add your text.
- Clear Embossing pen, Ranger Queen’s Gold embossing powder, and embossing gun for text on the front of the card.
- Brown Marvy LePlume II pen for inside inscription
Inside of card, I lined the card with a piece of tan parchment paper to include a personal birthday wish, which I created. The sentiments speak from my heart of how I feel about this man. It read:
The inscription turned out beautifully. I printed all the text, except the Happy Birthday, Dad, I wrote in cursive. I failed to snap a shot, but next time I will be sure to capture and share so you can see for yourself just how nice it works together.
In honor of my wonderful FIL’s birthday, and for his service to the United States of America during WWII I thought this song would be one he enjoyed back in the 40s…
I had the privilege of scanning many of my in-laws’ old photos several years ago. Below are a few from my FIL’s day in the service. I made slight adjustments to enhance the images but maintained much of the original appeal. Click on image to enlarge. It really makes a big difference!
|Stationed in Miami, Florida|
|Out on the town|
|A visit home|
|A picture with Mom|
What inspires you this Sunday?