January 28, 2011

Lookin' Good


YAY! It's Friday!
I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend. We don't have to be anywhere for a change and I can't wait to be a bum! *grin* How about you?

Like I mentioned yesterday, this card is for my nephew, Nicholas. His favorite color is purple so unlike most male cards I had a bit more color freedom here. He's not a  frilly kinda guy though, so I made sure to keep the  "bling" to a minimum. Nicholas is an ex-marine, Iraq veteran, and builds helicopters for a living. He's one of my favorite male people in the world! We lived together for a while as children, and I'm only ~4 years older than him, so it was like having a little brother. A good one.

I stamped the "Looks good on you" sentiment in purple and the "happy birthdays" all around it in grey, but in the photo they all look a bit purplish. Oh well.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a FABULOUS FRIDAY!
*mwah*
Stamps: Big Birthday Wishes, Birthday Basics, Polka Dot Basics (PTI)

29 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Great birthday card Dana. Love the purple and grey together and I am loving those big numbers.

Sue Ann said...

Happy Birthday to your nephew and this will make his day ...... OH I LOVE THOSE NUMBERS!! I tired to order them yesterday in a weak moment and they were out of stock. It is like that chocolate that you want and you are looking forward to it and it is GONE when you get there. The PD are perfect in the scallops and I do love the Big Birthday Wishes ...... you are killing my Amex!!! Where does he build helicopters?? You know I am from the Home of Army Aviation ..... And you should be a bum ...... you work hard!!!

Mariana said...

What a great card! I love the color combo, and that big button on the bottom!

Kay said...

I LOVE this color combo, and the dark numbers (is that Smokey Shadow?) really pop against the purple- looks wonderful!

Lindsay said...

LOVE the purple Dana! Those big numbers are perfect with this and I love the stamped panel of birthday wishes! Genious.

yyam said...

What a fab card! Love the purple and all the stamping!!!!:)

Happy Friday!

Sara Mac said...

LOVE this card Dana! Every element is perfect. The bg paper, your stamped sentiment panel, the faux stitching, the real stitching, etc...you get the idea:) This is a great layout for the number dies too. You are soooo talented.

~amy~ said...

::gorgeous:: Happy Friday!!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I am loving your numbers cards! I may have to buy that patterned paper now.

Keva said...

I love it. I really like that purple grey combo.

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

I too am loving your number cards. I just made one a couple days ago for my sister. Now I wish I would of taken a photo of it before popping it in the mail.

Kristin said...

AWESOME!! makes me wish I had bought some of that # paper now too... glad I have the stamp set :-)... great male card!!

Belinda said...

Oh how fun! Love the use of the numbered paper, the fun way of doing the sentiment and stamping the happy bdays in there! Just fabulous!

Kara said...

love these colors and the patterned paper you created with all of those great sentiments and the white embossing over pp!

Kara said...

love these colors and the patterned paper you created with all of those great sentiments and the white embossing over pp!

Rhonda said...

Like it Dana, LOTS!! Enjoy the relaxing weekend.

christy compton hall said...

He sounds like a great guy. There's definitely a special bond from living together. Enjoy your bum-iness this weekend! I think I'll do more of the same this weekend too :)

Karen B. said...

Love the idea of using purple for a masculine card, and the way you've incorporated touches of black is outstanding.

Amy said...

You are making me want that paper really BAD! This is just one great card! Perfect!

Cheryl said...

I love the Happy Birthday collage. Great masculine, purple card!

Mara... said...

I love purple and this card is beautiful!!! So many fun elements!

alexandra s.m. said...

fabulous card!!
TFS

Sasya said...

stunning!! simply beautiful! i love it :)

Mariah said...

What an amazing card-seriously! I love the color combo, but the mix of patterns and the pop of the big #s...it all looks as if it was made for each other. I don't comment nearly enough on your blog, but you really are an amazing artist! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love your card. I tend to stay away from numbers on my cards as there are so many nieces/nephews that I don't always remember their ages. LOL There are over 20 of them and the ages go from 8 all the way up to 35ish.

Jen said...

Fantastic card. See, real men not only eat quiche but totally dig purple. Nice. The numbers are amazing. From my monitor they almost look like dressed woodchip and are so very cool. I also love the faux stitiching with the real. great arty contrast. It is such a pleasure to see your gorgeous creations.

Diane Jaquay said...

What an awesome, FUN card this is Dana! Lovin the purple :)

IamDerby said...

LOVE THIS! I have been having trouble using those numbers I even thought of selling them... maybe I will hang on a little longer.

Laurie said...

So cute! I love those #'s...maybe I should have added them into my card but didn't! I love the paper you made too! This is too cute!