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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

For Brother

Here's a card made with the For Father set, but it's for my brother...not my Dad. I'm such a rebel! hehehe Actually, when I first saw this set I thought of my brother and his favorite dog who was a chocolate lab. So I'm sure he will like this card I made him for his birthday.

I used a bit of Artichoke Prints paper, but the striped paper looked a little too new and perfect. So to age it a bit and make it blend better with the other colors used, I stamped it with the Sanded background inked in Chocolate Chip just like I did on the other layers. Then I sponged the edges with some Old Olive ink. With that little extra detail, the once perfect stripe now looks aged just like the rest of the paper. I did get the background a little heavier over the main image than I would have liked...even though I used Close To Cocoa for that part, but I still like the over all look.

I stamped the words "my brother" on the twill tape using Every Day Flexible Phrases. The Happy Birthday sentiments bordering the image came from Big Bold Birthday & Birthday Whimsy.

At this time tomorrow I will be on a plane heading to sunny Florida! I won't be doing any blogging while I'm gone, but I'm sure I'll have things to share when I return. Have a great week!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so cute. I love what you did with the twill...That is the perfect touch to this. Enjoy your trip!

CV

kathy said...

What a beautiful card for a brother. Great colors, I am sure your brother will love it

Kathy said...

I love this card!!!!!!! The Sanded background stamp is my absolute favorite bg--it really adds so much to cards :-)

Cassie said...

very nice! love the twill tape!

Nancy Riley said...

Wow, Lynn! I really like the weathered look you've given this card, and the stamping on the twill - brilliant!

Melanie S said...

The colors in this card are wonderful. It'll make a great Father's Day card as well.

Denise~ said...

Another beauty Lynn. What a fabulous color combo and coloring job. Love that chocolate lab! :)

Vickie said...

wow! Lynn,this card is fantastic! I love the aged look, you did a wonderful job with the coloring and the colors!!

Erin... said...

what a great card! love the colors [erfect for your brother!! have a great time in FLa

Just me said...

I love everything about it. That is a wonderful use of that image.

Jeanna said...

Another amazing card! I tagged you on my blog if you want to play!
www.stamptimesomewhere.com

basement stamper said...

This is my FAV set!! I totally love this image of it!! I really love what you did with it here! TFS! :)