Happy Birthday, Dad!

This card is made, now posted, but still not to the recipient!  Not totally my fault, nor anybody's really.... Dad went on a short vacation to the coast for his Birthday, then I'll be at camp, so I won't be able to give it to him until shortly after I get home -- big BBQ get-together.  So, everybody, shhhh don't tell him you saw this first!  He isn't aware of my blog yet, so I'm pretty positive he won't find this til later.  Onto the card...

I stamped this little diddy, die cut the centerpiece and stamped it, then popped it up on foam tape.  This was originally for a color challenge, and I really struggled getting the red to work the way I wanted, then when I was finally done the challenge was over.  That's okay though because I didn't get it posted until late too.  Here's a close-up -

   Stamps - PTI Autumn Pieces, PTI Congrats stamp, Altenew Bday Greetings (inside), and PTI              Stylish Sentiments (inside)
   Die - PTI Congrats
   Ink - PTI Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Pure Poppy

Thanks for stopping by, I have a few more cards coming, hopefully you'll see them posting through the next week. Thanks to everybody for your kind support of my blog!



  1. What a great card for your dad, TK! I promise I won't tell him I saw it before he did, lol! Your blue color palette is fantastic. And I love how you've grouped the squares to make a great design with the different blues. While the challenge deadline may have passed, this is still a very cool masculine card. I'll bet lots of folks will be CASEing this one! Have a great weekend. Bev

  2. Terrific card for your dad, better late than never!! My dad has a birthday this month too!

  3. Tk, what a wonderful masculine card and I am sure your Dad will love it once you all are able to get together.

  4. All those gorgeous blue hues, TK ... they're fabulous ... and what precise stamping! You made such delicious use of the colour palette ... the red in the sentiment really pops! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. TK your Dad will love it as much as we all do! NOthing beats the red, white, blue! Camp!! Oh I wish I could come! xx

  6. I love your card! The background, with the shades of blue, is perfect for the die cut sentiment! It really makes it pop! Your dad will surely be thrilled with your awesome card!

  7. Fabulous birthday card for your dad! Love that red white and blue and your incredible background, just love it!


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