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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Celebrating The Captain

Somewhere along the way, we all came to call my brother-in-law Mike "The Captain."  Who knows why? Not me.

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!
All Best-



  1. The PERFECT card for a man among men. Your BIL sounds like a great guy and I'm certain this card will impress. I wish I had seen this earlier. I needed some incredible masculine card inspiration for my FIL, unfortunately mine to him did NOT come out looking anything as fabulous as this. Gold on gold..... truly, is there anything better?
    Congrats on the best bird ever too!!

  2. This is nothing short of majestic - I'm sure it will make the Captain feel like the King! Sounds like you're both blessed to have each other. When I saw those two tree stamps before on your blog and asked you about them, I don't remember deer and I don't think mine have them.....maybe I should go look again! I probably just bought the first one that popped up and didn't look for one with deer. Oh well, I have deer dies : ) Congrats on dinner and so very very glad to see you back on here!

  3. Very fine looking card! Love KW's work and videos! I will have to try that! :)

  4. Wow - now that is truly one beautiful card. Too bad you were too late for Virginia's metallic challenge. This would have taken the cake. Did BIL appreciate it?

  5. This is gorgeous! You should frame this and hang it on the wall!


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