Sunday, January 9, 2011

Papa Z's Birthday.


Wooooo HOOOO! On a roll with the blog posts! 2 in a row! I should get a silver star for that! My Dad (affectionately known as Papa Z) had a birthday last week, which we will be celebrating today. My Dad is KING OF SHORTCUTS. If there is a shortcut way to get there, he will find it. Sometimes the shortcuts involve dirt roads that dirty your car, complicated routes through foreign neighborhoods, or cutting through farm fields (kidding). But if there's a shorter way to get home, it's all worth it. SNICKER! I pulled out my Crafty Secrets Car Classics set to pull out a fun speedster car to make a birthday card with.


The base of my card is made with a vintage map that I scored at a sale for .75 cents. I pulled out the Wisconsin map and used my hometown section so that it reflects the actual area that Dad does all his "SHORTCUTS".


I also pulled out some vintage metal buttons, and found some really worn ones! The one on the top almost reminds me of some kind of wrench. I want to do a vintage button 101 class for you soon; I have lots of stuff up my sleeve but need to get organized!

I also framed the sentiment with some Crafty Secrets chipboard frames, covered in glitter. A tip for you when glittering; I colored the white chipboard with grey copic marker before I glittered, so that you don't see any white base peeking through the glitter. Gives it a more even effect. Also, I mod podge my glitter on, so the glitter sticks better & more evenly. Happy Sunday, all! L.

2 comments:

JeanFB said...

Adorable card, and fabulous tips on the glittered frame! Happy Birthday to your dad. :)

Jazzie Casas said...

Lovin this one! A while back I was looking for a birthday card for a friend. I wanted a real ball busting card. I had zero luck finding what I was looking for. I told a group of friends about this problem one night while we were having a few drinks. We proceeded to get smashed and make up a bunch of greeting cards we found funny. I had been writing down the cards we made up and the next morning I read them. Much to my surprise the cards were still funny even when sober.