My brother is having a milestone birthday in early, early May, and he will suddenly be two years old than not just one, as he reaches the beginning of another decade! I am on a cardmaking spree right now trying to get all of my early May cards completed before I leave for my four-day Girls' Get-Away Cardmaking Retreat, which is my present to myself for Mother's Day. I know it will be oodles and oodles of fun, laughter, and hilarity as those are the kinds of ladies who are going. I predict a thoroughly marvelous time!
Back to my brother's card for his birthday. I made a card similar to this one last spring, which was inspired by a Liz Thayer design. My previous card sported a mustache, and while my brother has a mustache and a beard, just a mustache didn't seem like him as he has never had just a mustache. I decided his card would be stamped just as the stamp comes with cake and candles. My card, as in the previous version, has more paper layers than Liz's original, but I retained the collage of masculine-oriented paper patterns. I'm sure my brother will love his card, and he will know I've been thinking about him as I was making his card and getting it ready for the mail.
The inside creation has now been completed and designed to coordinate with the outside, and I've added a humorous verse about aging that I think my brother will enjoy.
(Card inspired by a Liz Thayer design and modified by me.)
Recipe: Stampin' Up papers: Basic Black cs, Soft Suede cs, Very Vanilla cs, 2013-2015 Neutrals dsp stack (Chevron-Soft Suede/ Scallop-Crumb Cake), Modern Medley dsp. SU stamp: See Ya Later. Memento Black, SU Soft Suede (distressing). SU Early Espresso Chevron ribbon, pearls.EK Photo Corner punch (inside). Size: 5" x 6-1/4"