Mike is one of those super wonderful,warm, open, man-among-men kinda guys, and I could not think better of anyone. We get to spend time with him and SIL Sue on a regular basis, which is good.
Mike's birthday is on the 7th of this month, and I made him a card.
I made this--
If the image looks familiar, it's because you've seen it recently on my Thanksgiving cards. (See that post HERE.)
I think it made the switch to gold on black quite well. The deer silhouettes are so cool in there.
Here's a close-up--
See the deer? Cool, right?
The larger matte behind the main image is cut from gold card stock with a PTI Matstack 3 die, cut in half and strategically placed behind the image panel to make it big enough to cover the card front.
I rubbed Versamark ink on the edges, and applied Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder to the edges, leaving the rough edge that it created. This is a cool trick I picked up from Kristina Werner.
If you don't know her work, you should!
Unimpressed with the plain look, I stamped some trees on top of the whole die cut with some gold Colorbox ink. Loving that gold-on-gold look!
To assemble the card, I stamped a piece of grey card stock with a woodgrain stamp, and adhered it to my pale green card base. I felt the corners were a bit empty, so I added some gold and silver dots with paint pens. (Not too sure about those, but there they are.)
I hope The Captain likes it!
That's about it for me.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. We had a big houseful, but I made my best turkey EVAH.
I am now in the throws of Christmas card madness!
Thanks so much for stopping by!