Wednesday, October 24, 2018

My Sweetie's Birthday Card

Hi there!  Today's card is totally masculine and all made with dies (other than the sentiment).  It's for my husband's birthday and, rather than making something cute or funny this year, I decided to make a card somewhat reminiscent of our travels and camping this past summer.  A little travel trailer die would be cute, but how often would I use it?  Instead, I splurged on some new dies and chose something I could use for many occasions.




My Rich loves old cars, especially trucks, and he's a little bit fascinated by this type of die cut card.  You know... I always feel like a kid when I make one of these, and that's not a bad thing.  Remember construction paper, and the paste that the kid sitting next to you liked to eat, the scissors that would cut paper, but not your fingers?  Think back... that was a long time ago!

Anyway... I think it's pretty apparent how I put it together, so I'll simply share the die list:

Memory Box Pine Forest Frame
Impression Obsession Classic Truck
Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes
Sizzix Primitive Stars




I did some Copic coloring and sponged edges, but tried to keep it simple.  The star is there because I didn't care for my placement of the sentiment and it needed a filler for balance.  Actually, I think it might have been just the right thing to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping in to visit today.  I enjoy this sharing thing of ours and I hope you do, too.  Have a happy day!


26 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

What a great masculine card! I love the frame dies and the truck and then of course the pine trees! Next comes the colors and what guy would not like this one!

Diane said...

Great masculine card, and the plaids are a fabulous color combo! A perfect card for the 'camping' man...I wonder where you all will take off to next year, stay in Oregon or venture a bit out of state? Anyhow, awesome card!!!

Sherri said...

Rich will adore this card! I sure do!!! It's the perfect blend of Dies and paper! Awesome doesn't do it justice!

Yogi said...

really nice. I LOVE that pine forest frame. Need that one BIG GRIN. Wish him HB for me.
Have a great day

Darlene said...

Perfect and fabulous for your 'outdoor' man! Love the scene you've created and the touches of coloring are of course perfect! I thought star stood for the stars in the sky when you spent the nights out in the wood with nature. Great job! May 2019 adventures will bring you eastbound ... like Michigan/Ohio area! LOL hint hint! Wouldn't that be awesome to link up!! Happy Birthday to hubby and many, many more!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Well my friend, this is one handsome and totally beautiful Masculine card and I'm sure your hubby will love it.
I don't have a truck die but I do have a very old SU set with a truck just like that one so, I'm CASEing this card and Pinning it too, on it goes to my Masculine board.
Wish Rich a very happy birthday Leslie.
Thank you for sharing.
XO
Maria.

nancy littrell said...

What a fun oldie truck design, for Rich. Love all your new dies..especially the die cut frames and your Fall colors. TFS Leslie..and Happy Birthday, Rich. Hugs..

Pam Sparks said...

I was that kid. How embarrassing to admit! lol Cutting, pasting and sampling the paste. gag! I LOVE this card Leslie! I'm thinking right now what trucks do I have. lol Hard to think and type a comment at the same time! lol Always so fun to come up with a fabulous card for the hub! I LOVE it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful guy card and I so love that cute little pick up die used. Those are awesome trees too. You made an amazingly wonderful little scene for your hubby's birthday and I am sure he will love it too.

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous, Leslie. Love how you layered the dies and the plaid background is perfect. I am sure your Sweetie will love it. Great colors too.

Cindy Beach said...

I feel sure that Rich will love this, Leslie. It's no surprise that I do! Your takes on masculine cards are always delightful to me. I love the gingham with the outdoor scene, and especially love those layered frames in earthy colors. Rich in details.

Donna Ellis said...

Glad you splurged on some new goodies for your stash! Love those trees, Leslie - but it is your wonderful multi-layered frame with all those textures that has grabbed my attention! Lovely! And the truck is darling. I especially like that it is outside the frame. It's a fabulous scene! Happy Birthday, Rich! May you enjoy many more! hugs, de

pam said...

What a fabulous male card for your Husband Leslie, love the layout using these fabulous dies, made a wonderful scene, I `m sure Rich will love it.
Hugs Pam x

Pauline said...

Oh my, I love this card Leslie! I"m sure Rich will love this as well. I always struggle with masculine cards but this my friend is absolutely marvelous! All the layers and die cuts, rustic colours and lots of love, make this such a special card. Your sentiment is fabulous, and your right that star is the right thing to finish this off, it fits perfectly! Happy Birthday Rich. Thanks for sharing today Leslie, hugs,

aussie aNNie said...

Love this, my dad would have too...great papers and fab dies used...xxx

Margaret said...

What a lucky man to be on the receiving end of this too cute card. Happy birthday to Rich! I love all those dies especially the trees. They are magnificent.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a great birthday card! The sentiment is so true! I'm sure your husband will love it! I know Joe would like the truck. He had one when we first got married for the garage and I remember bouncing up and down. It was fun until I got pregnant! LOL!

Conniecrafter said...

Fabulous!! Such a great design, love the plaid paper the terrific frame layering of it all! Cool truck and great sentiment, he will love it!

Christine Alexander said...

The perfect card for a truck lover, amazing detail with the shading and love trees and the plaid paper.

Ros Crawford said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetie and what an amazing card!! I love the scene and those frames are stunning ... They look like leather!

crafty-stamper said...

Happy birthday to your husband and WOW fabulous masculine card that actually means something to you both.Love the brilliant new dies,the warm colour of the B.paper to represent the sunshine and you are right the star is the perfect finishing touch.Can I just thank you for the lovely comments you leave on my blog-they are very much appreciated.
Carol x

laurie said...

I REALLY love this! Of course you know how I like dies...lol....and the ones you used here just make the perfect scene.

Susie said...

I absolutely adore this card! it's prefect and so is the star! Rich is your star and worthy of such a nice birthday card and I'm sure he loved it! I love the paper. I do have one question. What die did you use for the first stitched rectangle frame. It would be the third one in. You did a wonderful job on that truck - love the shading around the fenders. What guy wouldn't want a truck that looked like that?!

Happy belated BD to Rich! Are you settling in now that summer is over, or are you thinking of a couple more trips? I love the new RV!!

XO

Lynette said...

Wow!!! You outdid yourself on this one!

Stacy Morgan said...

Happy belated birthday Rich. I bet he loved this. That car die is awesome and really like the scene you created. Just awesome

Linda Eterno said...

Fabulous card, Leslie! I hope your husband had a great birthday!

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