Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dad's Birthday Card

School is back in session for us here in AZ and boy am I tired!!  I was able to find some time to make this card for my dad's birthday.

My dad loves animals and spends lots of time watching the Discovery Channel AND my parents just got a puppy and they named him Bruce, so this card with Bruce from Finding Nemo was perfect for him!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Challenge #19 Inspiration photo at Birthday Sundaes
Challenge #18 Emboss it! at My Craft Spot
Challenge #102 Under the Sea at Paper Cutz

Bruce seems very happy about my dad's birthday.

I love the his smile here!  I embossed the sentiment with SU! embossing powder.  The stamp is from Pink By Design and it says "Smile, it's your birthday." It goes perfectly with Bruce's expression!!

  I tried to make this card as masculine as I could.  I even resisted and didn't put any twine bows on it, even though I REALLY wanted to! 
Here is a side view of the card-

I added faux stitching all around the card and dry embossed the background of the card with a polka dot folder after I heat embossed the sentiment.  I pop dotted Bruce to give the card some dimension. 

Best of Pixar Cart: Shark
Carousel: Ticket 
SU!: Crumb Cake cardstock, Tempting Turquoise embossing powder
Recollections: Blue, white, gray and black cardstock
White gel pen
Pink By Design: Birthday, Birthday


  1. Great card all the embossing and the shark has the best SMILE...nice white teeth too!

  2. This is so cute- looks manly to me- your dad will love it! :)Amy

  3. Very cute card and love the shark!!! Thanks for joining us this week at PaperCutz.

  4. Maribel,
    He is just too cute, sure Dad will love this card.
    Thanks for visiting me often and leaving me such nice comments,


  5. What a fabulous masculine birthday card! Love that shark's smile! I'm sure your Dad will love this card! Take care and have a great weekend!:-))

  6. How cute !! Love the shape of the card and that smiling shark ! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot !

  7. Cute! Your dad will love it! :)

  8. Maribel, your card for your dad is amazing. Very nice...FABULOUS work! ~Shen

  9. Cute card! I love the embossed background! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  10. your projects with this cartridge are just AMAZING!!! makes me wanna buy it lol!! love it and happy birthday to your dad -53rd :)

  11. Your dad is going to love this card! The embossing is great, and that shark's face is just priceless! :)

  12. Aw, I love the shark! So many teeth and no toothbrush! LOL!

  13. This is so fun - and a perfect dad card!! That smile is hilarious. Super shape and embossing too!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  14. Fab card!! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy

  15. Back to school already??? Wow, that's early! Your card is super cool! :)

  16. What a fun card.
    That sentiment goes perfectly with that shark cut out.
    We don't start school here until Sept.


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