Monday, January 19, 2009

My Prince Charming

Today is hubby's birthday and this is the card I made for him cause he's my Prince Charming. I used the MFT sketch challenge over on Splitcoast for the layout. 

I knew I wanted to use the castle stamp for his card after seeing this stunner on Jessica Rone's blog. The castle is kind of a play on words too, cause our last name is Motz (it rhymes with boats) and it always makes me think of the moat around a castle. And he seems to think he's king (in a good way of course), so I HAD to get the Good Knight set from MFT as soon as it was released.  :)

The castle was stamped 5 times with Memento black onto Sahara Sand. I coloured the images with Lyra pencils, odourless mineral spirits and a stump. Then I cut out the different layers and popped them on dimensionals, for a total of 5 layers of the castle. I knew this card wasn't going in the mail so I went a little layer crazy, but it looks awesome! I used Waterfall Stickles on the flags. The image is layered onto Night of Navy then Chocolate Chip.

The base is Sahara Sand, followed by Chocolate Chip, and the patterned papers are from my Basic Grey Granola 6x6 pad. For the banner, the 'King of the Castle' words come in the set, then I pieced together the other words to make the saying work for my card. The buttons are also from the Granola line. 

We're hitting the slopes today for our first skiing of the season, then home for my mom's famous chocolate birthday cake (well it's famous in our family anyway but I had to bake it so it's never as good as when she makes it).  

Thanks for stopping by!


Nicky said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby !!!! I just love this card and the colours are fabulous. It truly looks like a labour of love with all of the cutting you did. I love it.


Leslie said...

That is an outstanding card! Your King will appreciate all the work and layers you put into it, I know. Happy Birthday to your "King" from one of his loyal subjects :)

Dana White said...

Happy Birthday BFF's Hubby!!!
what a perfect card; may need to do one like that for the end of April (oh that set might have to come for a visit with you...)

Janet said...

wow!! such an amazing card!!! good luck with the cake:) Have fun skiing!!!

P.S. 7 weeks!!!

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Mary said...

Gorgeous card!

Joanne B. said...

Happy Birthday to Andrew, Happy Birthday to Andrew, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ANDREW (thank you for moving to my town ....... of which I almost spelled out the location which would really freak out your darling wife) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!

Pssst. Hope you had fun slopeside today. You'll have to steal back the card so I can admire it in person, its just lovely here.....

Hey, when are we going to get together as grownups so I can meet the famous yet elusive hubster....... giggle.

Gorgeous card!

Corie said...

What a great guy card, I am sure he loves it!!

Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure about this castle but I do love it on your card!