Monday, January 31, 2011

Quick Birthday Card.....

A friend of ours turned 60 last week and his wife threw him a surprise party.  Since Frank and I were headed to Philly, we couldn't attend the party. My hubby Frank brought him a case of wine as a, I had to make up a quick card to go with the gift, so I thought of a 'wine' card!

I bought a Friskars set last October because I liked the wine sayings/images and thought they would be good for making host/hostess gifts.  The set is pretty good, although I really don't like how the stamps stamp -which is too bad.

But I still had to make the card. I colored with my primsa pencils and gamsol. Colored and cut out the bottle and popped it up.  On the inside of the card it says: "Like a fine wine, you get better with age."

 So - I thought it would be fun to do a 'seasonal comparison' of our backyard!  So, here are "September 2010" pictures from our party and then our "January 2011" snowstorm.  Which season do you think I prefer?

Thanks for your visit!


Naturally Me Creations said...

This is a lovely card, i love the colours and the grape vine leaves stamp!

Wow, is your pool frozen over, can you walk over it?

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is a great card, the bottle looks like it is floating, love the affect and how you did the ivy and the embossing. Now let's see, my guess is you like the summer scene best :) We are supposed to have windchill's at zero and freezing rain this week :(

jimlynn said...

Great card the grape vines on it too.
The pictures - OUCH!!! ALOT of snow!!! It's just beautiful though.

Meg said...

Ha, well, I know which one *I* would prefer!! Hope you're ready for the new storm heading your way!

Cheryl said...

All the photos are lovely, but I gotta go with the summer photos. You have a gorgeous yard.

I love your card! Great colors and textures.

Have you tried lightly sanding them? Sometimes it helps them stamp better (at least for acrylic stamps)

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