February 25, 2012

Birthday Cards for Grandson

Yesterday was my Grandsons 20th birthday.  He is in the Navy and stationed in Connecticut training to be a submariner.  If you are a regular reader of this blog you have probably heard this a hundred times by now, sorry I guess I am just a very proud Nana.
I saw this paper from the DCWV Mariposa stack with the Fluer De Les and knew what I wanted to make.  I cut the gold Fluer De Les using the Sweethearts cartridge from gold foil card stock, then a glossy black shadow layer.
You can see them a bit better in this photo.
I also put some of this same paper on the inside and stamped a sentiment.
Since my Mom is here for the Winter I also made her a card to send to him.  This one is a bit more military or navy themed.
I am very pleased with how this one turned out.  The papers are from a K&Company stack that I got on clearance at Michaels that has a lot of patriotic type papers, but in subdued tones.  The happy birthday is cut from the MS Birthday Cake cartridge.  This is the first time I used this cut and I love the wavy banner background.  Picking up the letters off the mat and getting placed correctly on the ribbon banner could be a difficult thing, but what I did was use sticky drywall mesh tape and picked them all up together then glued them right onto the ribbon banner perfectly spaced, waa laa makes it so much easier.
The anchor I cut out of glossy silver paper using the Stand & Salute cartridge.  Then I covered it with Crackle Accents, and feed a chain like ribbon that I had through the top whole and wound it around.  Looks pretty cool huh?
The inside I just stamped with a Gina K design stamp and added a sticker.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, hope you all have a wonderful day.

Challenges for this Card
Dream Valley  Just for Men    ends  - 3/1
Wags n Whiskers   Masculine Birthday  ends - 2/29
Make it Mondays   Always anything goes   ends - 2/26
Card Makin Mama's  Birthday  ends - 3/1
Paper Sundaes  Birthday   ends - 2/26


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

These cards are just awesome and so masculine! Love the black and gold! TFS

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wow...beautiful card and a happy 20th birthday to him and proud that we have another young soul that is wanting to protect us US citizens. I am so glad I saw it at MIM this week.

Shirley-anne said...

Wonderful masculine cards and made with love I feel! .
thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Stephanie said...

You have a right to be proud. These cards are wonderful. I bet he shows them off to all his buddies.

Gina piazza said...

Your cards are aweome, and thank you for sharing the details. I had to visit your blog & see how you did your anchor; it looks so super!

Cricut Couple said...

Wow Donna, these are GORGEOUS!!! I just love the metallics in the first one and the colors of the second are gorgeous! Love them both!!!

Dawn said...

Excellent cards. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week

Carrie's Corner said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I especially like the anchor and ribbon that looks like a chain! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


Audrey Frelx said...

I can tell grandson is special because these cards are awesome!!!