Today is my husband’s 50th Birthday!

After seeing this week’s Mojo Monday sketch I decided I would use that sketch for his card and the little pocket on the sketch would be perfect for a gift card.


Here is his card that I’ve literally just finished.

I started by selecting the Designer SEries Paper I wanted to use – I wanted something that wasnt overly ‘male’ yet could be used for a male card. I love the colours in the Urban Oasis DSP – its perfect for this card!

I wanted to use the silhouette of the flowers for the pieces behind the pocket and so I just used the reverse of the paper for the pocket.

The addition of the Twill and Twine it makes it earthy and manly. I’ve used the wide Twill for at the back of all the layers – this helps separate the base card from the layers. I’ve also frayed the bottom of the twill. I’ve used the thinner twill to wrap around the upper part of the pocket and then just a piece of twine to tie around this piece of twill.

The ‘dad’ stamp comes from the Greetings Eight stamp set. I stamped onto kraft cardstock in basic gray classic ink and then used the distressing tool from the cutter kit around the edges for a bit of texture and depth.

Now hubby decided to celebrate his birthday by taking today off so needless to say I havent got much done today!

While I was finishing off his card this arrived for him!


Gotta love big sisters for making it known how ‘old’ he is today!

Well I hope you like the card I made and I’d better be off and go pick up a cake for him for his birthday – gotta sing happy birthday dont you? Not sure I can afford 50 candles tho!



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