I needed an idea for my husband's birthday card, and I found it when I saw this gorgeous bag book by Leigh O'Brien: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...e=all&way=desc because he always chuckles when he hears the word "hubby." I've also been wanting to do something with JulieHRR's terrific collapsible frame: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...ame&perpage=24 The template is located in the Fan Club Forum. I adjusted it to be 5 x 7 instead of 5 x 5 to create this free-standing name frame, and it could be adjusted up to 8 1/2 inches wide to accommodate more letters. I used the Perfect Layers tool to cut the inside opening of the mat layer - very nifty! I really love how this turned out, and the 3D, shadow box effect of it. The letters are mounted on top of the argyle background, some on one dimensional and some on two. My husband fishes out of his kayak, and the dog in the bottom right corner is our dog Rumour, a Briard. I gave this to him today and he laughed out loud, and he loves it too. :)
Date: Monday, November 28, 2005 GMT Views: 1250
Stamps: Letterpress Alphabet, Fine Foliage jumbo wheel, Alphabits, Tidy Alphabet, Paisley Print, Print Pattern, Wonderful Words, Small Script, Angler, Kayak by Alextamping, fish by The Stamp Pad, Antique Numbers by PSX, Dog (Briard) by Raintree
Paper: Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy
Registered: March 31, 2005 Location: H-town Baby! Posts: 4188
Tue, Nov 29, 2005 @ 5:38 AM
this is a great card! I think it is hard to come up with good masculine card ideas. This is perfect!!! Any man would love it. You definitely put a lot of thought and work into it. Thanks for sharing! Going into the favs!
Registered: October 25, 2004 Location: Southern Oregon Coast Posts: 17641
Tue, Nov 29, 2005 @ 12:48 PM
I just noticed the Paisley on the letters! It's especially cute the way the letters are set all fun and cockeyed and at different dimensions. He had to love it! It's so full of imaginative detail especially for him!
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Registered: October 29, 2004 Location: Coos Bay, Oregon Posts: 23113
Tue, Nov 29, 2005 @ 3:03 PM
So many wonderful and fun details to this very personal card for your "hubby" and made with so much love. Again, thank you for the detailed instructions. The shadow box is so awesome with the dimensional letters and the great argyle BG. TFS......Into my fav's as always, Nancy