My husband has a December birthday along with other friends and relatives. Sometimes making birthday cards can get lost in all the Christmas preparations. This year I wanted it to be different. I started early but ended up working on the cards at the last minute.
This is the birthday card for my husband. We had a small sail boat once, many, many years ago. The kids still like to reminiscence about some of the scary adventures we had. Mom was very happy when it was gone. I used a retired Stampin' Up stamp called "Sail Away". I stamped the image with VersaFine Black Onyx ink and embossed it using clear embossing powder. I then masked the sails and sponged on a little color to enhance the image. We lived by the sea for a number of years on Bonaire, in the Netherlands Antilles. We never tired of the beauty the sea offered. This boat reminds me of the banana boats that came from Venezuela loaded with all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
This is the other birthday card that I made and it will be put in the mail today. The card base was SU Crumb Cake card stock. Midnight Muse and Gumball Green were the other colors that were used. The stamps were from JustRite which coordinates with Spellbinders Label 18. The Z-fold was used--really fun to make.