Saturday, March 2, 2013

Birthday boy...

Yesterday was my husband's birthday.  And he was on a plane home from France....actually, he just left on Wednesday to attend a meeting in Paris on Thursday and then fly back home on Friday so we didn't do anything when he got home to celebrate his day....to tired!  But today/tonight we are going out with friends to dinner and a movie and that should be nice way to mark the day.  We are planning to have the whole family, all three kids and our oldest daughter's boyfriend (who has been around so long we think of him as our family ;-D)  together for a trip soonish and then we will celebrate Joe's birthday all together.  I can't wait.  Each year since our oldest left for college we try to make a get together happen in March....it is nice to have that break even if it is just for a day!  And this year with such a pounding non-stop winter it will be doubly sweet to see everyone....a way to segue into the Spring.  Today my card is the one I made for my husband's birthday.  Again, I am LOUSY when it comes to masculine cards so on this one I didn't even try to "man it up"!  I did go with a "love" rather than birthday theme though so I do think that the way this card turned out is just fine.  I tried something new, new for me that is.  I colored the butterfly, which is a WhipperSnapper Design image and then triple embossed it to make it thick as though it were an embellishment rather than a stamped image.  Then when the rest of the card was done and I was adhering the butterfly to the front as the last touch it cracked.  The embossed area cracked and left a whitish scar running down one of the wings.  Bummer as this was not intended and was not cracklin' powder....so, what to do? what to do?  Then, it occurred to me that I could re-emboss the image again but this time use sparkly embossing powder and hopefully the sparkly would camouflage the crack.  And, after doing that twice it did help with concealing the crack.  And, my husband will be a sport and tell me that he can barely see it hehehe!  So, the various dies are Spellbinder's and that is about it!


Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you are having a great weekend!  Aren't weekends just the best?

Be well,
Sheila

10 comments:

Kathy (krolski) said...

This card is gorgeous Sheila! I love the butterfly! I'm sure your hubby loved it too.

Greta said...

Stunning card, Sheila! Love the colors, that incredible butterfly (I don't see anything but beauty) & the wonderful quote. Happy belated birthday to your hubby! Glad you'll soon have a family get together.

Dawn Turley said...

stunning Sheila and a big Happy Birthday to Joe. Enjoy the family time.

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday to hubby! Love the colours you chose for his card Sheila and that butterfly is gorgeous!

joy said...

Love this card and I would never know where there is a crack! Have a wonderful celebration with your family, Sheila!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful card, Sheila! Happy Birthday to your hubby! I am sure you will have a wonderful time with all the kids home! Enjoy!! :)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

I am sure he will love it. Happy birthday to him. My husband's birthday is today!

Jenni's Jems said...

This is lovely and great masculine colours, I actually like doing male cards... maybe because I have so many males within our family and friends I've had too ! x

Ava said...

Sheila, a wonderful card for your hubby. I am sorry you struggled with the butterfly but you cannot see the crack! It's lovely!

Maureen Morton said...

Love this card and your story, Sheila. There is a technique where you crack the triple embossed images and rub ink into them for a vintage look. But, I love how you saved it and how it really glows with your love. Great colors!