Monday, November 25, 2013

My Honey’s Birthday

Monday was my beloved’s Birthday!  We had a nice supper with our family of 5, cake and presents at home together.  Lots of laughter and fun.  

We’ve been married or dating for 21 + years now.  Almost half of my life has been with him and they’ve been the best years of my life.  


I made this card for him with Flourishes set Naturally Merry because I love how the pinecones in the set can have that earthy masculine feel, it’s perfect for this time of year too.  The pinecones were first cut out with the Silhouette cut file for Naturally Merry on Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock and then stamped with Espresso Truffle Ink.  I wanted it to have some definition but not as black as Tuxedo Black ink.  Colouring is with Copics.  I’ve added some lovely ivory jute twine  and a button to accent the pinecones but still keep it quite masculine.  The sentiment is from Flourishes Inside and Out Just Because set.  


The designer paper is Carta Bella So this is Christmas, and I’ve framed the pinecones with Spellbinders Branching Out die, and the edging is Scalloped Borders Two.  

Happy Birthday again my love!  



10 comments:

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! I'll bet he loved his card. The way you colored the pinecones is fantastic. Every single part of them is so distinct. My favorite part of this card, though, is the color palette. Gorgeous!

Pauline said...

Christine, this is a lovely masculine card. Those pine cones are gorgeous, love the colour of them. Great layout and love all your finishing details.Hugs,

Katie Sims said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful birthday celebration and your card is fabulous! You are so blessed to have each other and your beautiful family! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Happy birthday to your hubby, what a great masculine card, love the coloring, great layout of them and like how you topped it off with the button and twine with the sentiment... perfect!

Karen McAlpine said...

Great card! Your celebration sounds fun! My hubby's birthday is the 26th (today)! Going out for dinner and I am making a desert.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Christine.

gr karin

Leslie Miller said...

This looks wonderful, Christine. You always do the best masculine cards, making them appealing to both the guys and us girls. I'll always remember the post you did where you explained how you approach guy cards -- just make your usual feminine card, but put guy stuff in place of all the girly stuff. Well, that's to paraphrase, of course. I need to do a better job of remembering your advice. Thanks, Christine!

TLady said...

WHAT A FABULOUS CARD CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!:) LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!! Those Pine Cones are ONE of my FAVORITES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;)
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to your hubby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Maria said...

Happy bday to your husband! Absolutely gorgeous card with those pinecones!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous! I bet he loved this, the pine cones are a favorite... this is gorgeous.