Good morning! Today, I have a special card to share with you (special to me). Today is my Grandpa's 80th Birthday---Happy Birthday Grandpa!!! Last weekend we had our family reunion and since everyone was home we celebrated my Grandpa's birthday last weekend. I wanted to make a fun but special card for him--something that would make him smile whenever he looked at it. Here is the card I created. The top right picture is my grandpa when he was in 1st or 2nd grade (I was going to ask him & I forgot), the bottom right is his graduation picture and the left one in a more recent picture. I used the Sexy Little Number stamp set from Crafty Secrets. This is a fun stamp set!! The sentiment and image was stamped on to white cardstock with black ink and colored with Copic markers. The diecut was made using S4-290 Label Fourteen die #3 from Spellbinders™. I left the paper in place and airbrushed with the Copic Airbrush System, marker B23 and added a few black rhinestones.The tag was created using S4-235 Fancy Tags die templates from Spellbinders™. The sentiment is from the Sexy Little Number stamp set from Crafty Secrets. I stamped the sentiment with black ink and inked the edges of the tag. I added 3D Foam Squares to add a little dimension. For the background I used the Copic Airbrush System and Copic marker 100 Black with the Flourish Impressabilities™ as a stencil. I also added a little flourish up in the corner. I used S4-121 Doodle Parts to create the flourish and I added a few more black rhinestones.
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Sexy Little Number
Paper: WorldWin Belgium Blue, Black, White Cardstock; Royal & Langnickle-Silver Foil Engraving Art
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers B23 Phthalo Blue, 100 Black
Dies: Spellbinders™ S4-235 Fancy Tags, S4-290 Label Fourteen die #3, S4-121 Doodle Parts
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Wizard™, I2-1009 Flourish; Copic Airbrush System; My Mind's Eye Black Lush Rhinestones; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, Crafty Power Tape
Here's a few pictures from my Grandpa's birthday.
Grandpa with his birthday cake. I love this picture his smile just makes me smile! *wink*Grandpa with his card--he thought it was pretty neat! After passing the card around one of my cousins said omgosh I can't believe how much Evan looks like Grandpa when he was little! Everyone had to take a second look at the picture and sure enough if Evan had his hair like grandpa's in the picture and a more serious look it would be a match! So we had to take a picture of Grandpa and Evan together. Here is my Grandpa looking at an altered book/scrapbook that my aunt Gail designed. It was so cool!! The cover of the book was made from an old pair of jeans and the inside was filled with pictures from my Grandpa's life and places for journaling. My aunt Gail designs some Amazing stuff!! Here is everyone (my mom's brothers and sisters) looking at the altered book. L--->Right: Grandma, my Mom, cousin Joanna, uncle Brian, Grandpa, uncle John, uncle Gary, aunt Gail & aunt Cory.Here's a group picture of my Grandpa with all of his kids. It's so strange as you get older--you know you are getting older and so is everyone else but it's hard to believe my Grandpa is 80, to me he is still 60 something and and my mom and aunts and uncles are all 40 something and I am 20 something--LOL! To bad we couldn't just stop time!! When I was little I spent so much time on the farm with my Grandpa and I have so many wonderful memories that I hold close to my heart. Happy Birthday Grandpa--I Love you!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and letting me share a little art and a little bit of my life with you! Woo-Hoo it's Friday!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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Hugs & Smiles,