My brother-in -law is so easy to make a card for because he has sooo many hobbies, I did a fishing card for him that I entered in a challenge a while back. He loved it, and told my sister he was waiting for a retirement card. I have never tried a box card so I decided he was the perfect candidate. The front panels are fishing related, the two sides are golfing and hunting related and the back panel is camping. I will enter this in two challenges. My friend, Judy Woodland, is hosting a challenge at Mod Squad . The challenge is to make your favorite type of card. This fits in two ways because I tried something new and I made a special card for a special person .http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/ I will also enter it in Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Get Crafty Use Kraft"
This card was his birthday card that I entered in a Stamp TV challenge in March.
I started with some polished stone paper that I had made awhile back and embossed the sentiment from IO on it. Then I cut an oval out of black card and a larger oval out of tomato soup card. I stamped the tomato soup layer with IO wood plank cover a card stamp. I attached the layers with pop dots and then inserted the branches which I colored with Copics under the black ovals. I added the chickadees to the branches.The IO products used are
I made this card for a special friend. I tried to duplicate a technique that Sue Wilson uses on her cards where she uses Cosmic Shimmer glue dots as a border. Here is a link to how she does her technique. http://particraft.blogspot.com/p/hi-guys-i-love-this-stamp-and-i-think-i.html I tried this technique using liquid pearls, but my hands were not steady enough so I used flat-baked pearls in different sizes. I used white glitter paper behind the Spellbinder die. The other dies are also Spellbinders. I am not satisfied with the the embellishments so I will probably change that out some before I need to send the card. It needs something taller along the side. A feather or a stickpin might work. The pink is a prettier color in person and there is tons of dimension that does not show on the picture. . The sentiment is from Gina K Designs. I will enter this in Lee's n the Pink at Mod Squad.http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/