Thursday, April 15, 2021

Happy Happy Birthday to My Honey!!

 Happy Thursday! I hope this finds you safe and well. Yesterday was a BFD here at Casa Miguel because my hubby Honey is now 69 years young. I'm sharing the birthday card I made him.

Honey's sports hobby is golf and has been as long as I've known him. He has played a few times with old work buddies during the pandemic, but stopped when several people out at his old job got COVID and were hospitalized. As I know he misses it, I thought he'd like a golf-themed card. Happy to say, he LOVED it. He especially liked the wood plank background I added to be able to play in a wood-themed challenge (see Challenge #2 at end of post). Unexpected, I know, but it somehow works!

I used SplitCoastStampers sketch SC570. Instead of seeing a surfboard the minute I saw this sketch, I saw a golf bag, lol. I followed the sketch pretty well after resizing it half-sheet size (Honey likes BIG cards), except for one thing: the patterned ribbon was a scrap, what you see is literally all I could find. Wish I'd had just enough more to go all the way under the golf bag.

For this card, I used: SU card base, DCWV Heirloom Stack and Summer Stack papers, WRMemory Keepers 6x6 Gemstones embossing folder, Imagine That Digi Stamps Golf set (bag and sentiment), Artistic Outpost The Golf Club stamp set, Fiskars 4-way corner punch, ribbon and Eyelet Outlet winter white enamel dots from my stash, Coluzzle circle cutting tool.

Opening the card, on the left side I've arranged stamped images from the AO Golf Club stamp set, along with another sentiment printed from the ITDS digi set (colored with Promarkers).

Here's the right side of the inside, a poem I wrote and printed. I found a few birthday poems online and then edited them heavily to create my own wording.

Here's the back of the card - the photo is over-processed on purpose to lighten it. The wood plank paper is glossy card stock and very hard to photograph without glare and when I lightened it digitally, the glare went away. As you can tell from the other photos, the card base is definitely not lime green, it's avocado green. I've added a paper scrap from my stash and a circle-punched Technique Tuesday siggie.

The flags are also from the AO stamp set. I used the pre-colored version of the golf bag, printed it, fussy cut it and then added the green color with a Promarker everywhere there was a white diamond. Did that to coordinate it with the card base and green dry-embossed circle. I used the enamel dots balls, lol. And the sketch had some dots. I know the gemstone shaped embossing is huge for the circle, but I think it looks super-cool...and so did Honey. He was impressed I had a folder with a design that was so close to what's on actual balls and I was so jazzed when he said that because, you know me, I googled golf balls before embossing, saw that design, said hey, I have a folder like that! heehee

One last look. I feel like this was a big win for me in terms of recipient pleasure, which in this case is the same as guy card pleasure. Cards for Honey are hard for me, because I always want to do more than my very best work and it becomes a bit overwhelming, so I'm very happy this one was received so well!! Hope y'all all have a great day and I hope it quits raining here soon, lol. XOX

4.   Cardz 4 Guyz #268: Use Something New to Your Stash -- The ITDS digi Golf set and the EO enamel dots were recently purchased, everything else used is older than dirt. I think the ribbon was Scrapworks or Chatterbox - that's how old!
7.   613 Avenue Create #4 April: AG Only -- #1/8  Not playing the option this time.
8.   Scrapping4Fun #189: AG -- #3/3  
9.   Through the Purple Haze #179: AG + Opt. Ribbon/Lace -- #2/3  Option played - ribbon!
14. CD Sunday Plus #58 Hosted by Margaret: AG --  #2/3 I used ITDS digi Golf set (bag and sentiments).


Elaine Stark said...

A super male card. I bet hubby loved it. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card for a golfer, like my man, and colours used… Many thanks for entering into our ANYTHING GOES challenge
and hope to see you again soon. Good luck in the final draw.
[aNNie design team member for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges{My Blog}

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, such a fabulous card! Loving the design with the wood paneling and the sentiment inside bought a little tear to my eye - perfect 😁. I hope you've had a lovely week, wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

So outstanding. I'm with your husband--the plank flooring is awesome!! Your golf bag is cool. With each card, I think I've seen my favourite, and this one ranks #1 with me. You are a great poet. I could never heavily edit poetry--it's a talent I lack. You wouldn't think so because I always win at scrabble.

dj said...

Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "new in your stash" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! Love the combination of old and new that you pulled off in this card.

Pamela said...

A great card for a golf lover! I really like the wood plank paper.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Donna Ellis said...

Aimes, what a beautiful card! Those colors are so fabulous together! Love, love, love it! I think this is my all time fave golfing card. Hope hubby’s day was extraordinary in every way. I’m sure it was if he spent it with you. Huggers,de

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a wonderful golfing card Aimeslee, you're right the wood certainly works, love the take on the sketch, colours and the "heavily edited poem" which is so well written from the heart, with lovely words. Wish I'd seen and copied it before I made my hubby's card for next week! :) I LOVE this card, and as I'm here with my hat on and my DT hat on I'll say - Thank you so much for joining us in our Wood challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Kristine said...

Awesome card for him!!! Love the wood background, perfect with golfing "woods" 🥰 thanks for linking up at IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMP customer gallery!

Carol said...

A great card for a golfer. I used to play but it is not Covid that stopped me - it is old age.
Thank you for joining us.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Julie B said...

Super masculine card and aren't you the poet! I bet your OH loved it.
Thanks for joining in at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Leslie said...

Very cool! I know Honey loved it! Love the wood background!

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant card for your hubby, love the gold theme and your design, hope he had a great day.
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Donna Ellis said...

I'm back! You will be receiving a notification that I have unsubscribed from email notifications, but I am still following using different options, just wanted you to know. hugs, de

Jocelyn said...

A great card for a golfer. Thank you for sharing your lovely design with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this card you made for your Honey! Clever way to use the sketch! My hubby is 69 next Friday and I still haven't started his card - I have to do it in stages because he comes into my craft room occasionally so I grab my moments when I know he's not around! I love your poem mash up! Have a good week, Chrisx

Monica C. said...

I can see why he loved it - you knocked it out the park (or is it the golf course) lol
The wood paneling behind the focal image is indeed a great touch and works so well.
Happy Birthday to your Honey. May you two celebrate many more together.
Hugs Monica

ahlers5 said...

I love this card. It's such a great card for a golfer...and husband! Everything really came together. My husband just stopped by behind me and is pressuring me to get ready to go buy some planting stuff so I had better get moving!

Dawn Phillips said...

This is brilliant. I love that stamp. My son is driving me mad wanting to go to the driving range all the time. None of his local friends play. I hope your hubby can get a game soon. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

Judy McKay said...

Great male card. Love it. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see your lovely artwork back here soon. Judy DT

AndrejaM said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and all the details! Thanks for playing at The Male Room Challenge

Andreja L. said...

What a beautiful wooden background you made :-)) I like your card. Great job!
Thanks for joining us at The Male Room ❤️

Stacey said...

What a fun male card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

Seafield Jo said...

Such a great card for a golfer. Fabulous colouring and I love the background.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Sandy said...

Fabulous golf themed card for your hubby. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs, Sandy DT

Goga said...

Fantastic male card. Thank you for joininng us at The Male Room challenge. Goga

Helen said...

Great card - love that background.

Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

Helen x

nwilliams6 said...

That is some playlist you have for challenges! Wow.

Love this card - so full of fun colors and patterns and the sketch and background are fun. I even love the back!

Hopefully he can get back to golf soon!

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! customer gallery!!! Can’t wait to see more of your awesome creations!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper