Here is the birthday card I made for my dad. I love this Grillen Guy from Stamping Bella, I have used him quite a bit. I saw this card design on one of my favorite Blogs "The Spotted Chick". She had used a magnet to hold the card closed. When I saw that I thought to myself "I have those and I belive I bought them quite a few years a go and never used them". Sure enough after digging around for about an hour or so I found them. It is funny how much stuff we buy with the great intentions of using it and never do. I even got to the point that I told myself I wouldn't buy something unless I had a specific project in mind and planned to use it right away. Well, that idea lasted about a month until the next great paper line, stamp or embelishemtn came out, and I just HAD to HAVE it!!
Anyways onto the card, I used some old Grill themed patter paper that I had in my stash for the top of the card and the bottom is a pattern paper from the Rusted Sun line. The base of the card is made Real Red Cardstock and I matted my image with Crumb Cake, both are from Stampin' Up. I paper pieced his shirt with a scrap piece of pattern paper to make him loo like he is wearing a plaid shirt. I coloured him with my copic markers and ink around the image with some Shadow Ink from Hero Arts. I had bought this ink about three years ago and never tried it out. I stiched around the edge of the image with my sewing machine and some white thread. I tied a scrap piece of ribbon to a triangle clip and attached it at the side. The settiment is from "The Spotted Chicks" Blog, she used it one her Grilln' Guy Card card. I made it on my computer then punched it out with a circle punch the matted it with some more Real Red Cardstock. I used the same Grill themed paper for the inside as I used on the front. I also stitched around the inside with white thread. The sentiment is a quote from the internet and I made it with word to fit my card. I highlighted "Sometimes" in red as my Dad likes to joke that he doesn't have the beginning of Alzheimer's Disease he has "Sometimers" Disease. Sometimes he remembers and Sometimes he don't!