Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mister Old Fart

Today is my dad's birthday so I made him a hilarious card using one of the Gus birthday images from Bugaboo Stamps.

The saying cracks me up and it's perfect for him, because he is an old fart (said with much love). Today he turns the big 80!!!! Happy Birthday Dad!!! I know you don't read my blog (because you don't have a computer) but hopefully the well wishes will get to you anyway.  :-)

I printed the image onto Choice Snow White and coloured it with copics. I gave his overalls the look of real denim by colouring them first, then dabbing them with denim fabric that I soaked with colourless blending fluid. The effect is pretty subtle, but I love the result. Then I added a coat of clear glaze pen to his glasses and didn't even think that the printer ink might bleed...eek! I'm not used to using digis...sigh...I guess if I really squint hard it just looks like his glasses are tinted or something. It was the last thing I did on the image after the card was all put together, so there was no "re-doing" it. The papers are from my Basic Grey Life of the Party pad...perfect manly colours! I added a sparkly yellow ribbon and some star accents, which I cut out with my stacking stars die-namics. The layout is from the Sweet Stop Sketch blog, SSS101.

I have to say that my dad's been driving my mom crazy the past couple of weeks with the "you only turn 80 once" line. Turns out she's having to throw multiple small parties for him to appease him and as a cover up for the big surprise party we have planned for him in just over a week. Shh...don't tell him!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

10 comments:

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this card!!! Perfect for any "old fart" :) Great choice of papers & your coloring is wonderful!

Leslie said...

That's a fab card - love the jean technique! Happy Birthday to your Dad!! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOL! This is AWESOME Karen! LOVE how you achieved the texture on his overalls! STUNNING coloring and I LOVE that sentiment!! Happy Birthday to your Dad!!

Janet said...

this is awesome:) happy bday to your dad:)
hugs

Dana White said...

Happy Birthday JIMMY!! Your card is PERFECT for your Dad!!

Danni said...

LOL...great card!! So fun!! Hope your dad's birthday is fabulous!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

LOL! What a fun and festive card Karen! Love the way the overalls turned out! Happy Birthday to your Dad! (When you have a chance, head over to my blog...we have something pretty special in common!) :D

Dawn Easton said...

haha! This is so cute! Love it girl!

Michele Boyer said...

LOL! LOVE this! :)

Diane's Place said...

I love this card...I think they may have used my Grandpa as the inspiration! He is totally cool and the sentiment is perfect! I have an award for you on my blog. Please stop by to pick it up.