Tuesday, May 15, 2012

For my BIL'S Birthday

My BIL will be celebrating his birthday this weekend, and he used to train horses, so I always make him a card with a horse theme. I stamped this Inkadinkado image on black with versamark and embossed it with gold ep, then cut it out using a SB labels 18. The kraft panel was stamped with galloping horses from a MFP stamp set in memento ink (stamped off) but the photo didn't capture the detail unfortunately. I added a clockworks embossed background with a TH piece of hardware added to one of the clocks. The sentiment is by SNSS.

My BIL is in his 70's, and after seeing this completed card, I thought perhaps I should have done something else. I'm happy with the overall look, but this card gave me the feeling of galloping through time! That's really not appropriate for someone in their 70's now is it?!! It was unintentional, as I just put some of my favorite masculine elements together and made a card. I can only hope he doesn't see what I see in the finished card! LOL Sometimes these cards take on a mind of their own and I have nothing to do with it!

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

9 comments:

jimlynn said...

I bet all he sees is a beautiful card for him.....and beautiful it is! Love the image and really like the clockworks embossing and piece. Outstanding!
Lynn

Susan (rainy) said...

The card is perfect, Carol, and your BIL will think so, too. It's a great guy card... for any age!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Carol,
Beautiful card,lovely image and design :) x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Why are we so hard on ourselves? He is going to treasure this! I made the photo big and I can almost see the stamped off horses. It's awesome.

Denise Marzec said...

Wow, what a COOL card! Love the horse, the color combo, and that arrow. Awesome, girlie!

JD said...

I think your fabulous card is just perfect for his birthday, and I'm sure he will think so too. Very nicely done!

nwilliams6 said...

CA - this horse image is beautiful and your details are perfect!!! My miniture horse looks kind of like this when he is chasing the cows (only his legs are shorter).

Dixie Cochran said...

I think the horse takes center stage on this car and your BIL will love it. I do!

Benzi said...

I think your card is great, Carol. Most men don't get into the details like we do so I'm thinking he'll love this horse because training horses must have been something he loved very much. Probably won't think a thing about those timepieces except that he likes them.