I was definitely running out of ideas by the time I got to the third masculine card in a row. My dad’s birthday was earlier this month, so a card was in order. As it was my dad, a silly card would be quite appropriate.
I had bought three different papers when I went shopping last and the last one I had left was the starting point for this card; a child like pattern with air planes on it. The air planes was a must and I giggled at the ‘vroom’ text. A child like theme seemed appropriate for a man nearing sixty years old, I thought!
As I had recently used the pirate bear stamp for a father’s day, I had to pick something else. Most of my stamps have flowers in then, which I wanted to avoid. With the choice I had left, I then decided to go with a stamp I hadn’t yet coloured. To match the card and go with my silly theme, I used colours I normally wouldn’t use together, or even this stamp in general. Orange, blue and yellow for the cake, and a green shirt to match the plane. I also used green distress ink for the edge of the image. It is a Tina Wenke stamp from Stampavie
To top it off with silliness, I twirled some thin strips of the yellow and blue paper and made additional decorations on the side. It did make it hard to fit the card in an envelope, but it was worth it!
Inside was made to match the outside, using more of the plane paper. I framed it with yellow, as I had on the front, and then used green paper and my great Magnolia Grand Complete Alphabet die cuts to make the numbers.