Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy 50th To Tony

I have a guy friend who lives in Austin, whose 50th birthday is tomorrow. Hopefully he won't pop on here and see this before he gets the card. We met not long after my divorce and became fast friends. He comes down to San Antonio every couple of months and we wander through antique shops here in SA, or go on day trips Boerne or Fredricksburg for the antiquing and wine tastings there. Tony was the first person I had ever heard describe himself as a "metrosexual". Didn't want to appear dumb so waited until I got home and googled that. Yep...was like Tony was posing for that description. :) Hence the birth of this card...the image and sentiment for the trips through the wineries. Used burgundy CS base, as it has a story of its own. We were in an antique shop in Boerne and I saw this beautiful burgundy leather chair. As I sat down in it, Tony said "I have a pair of shoes that would match that perfectly". Before I burst into peels of laughter, I know I gave him that - you did NOT just say that - look. :) SU! crackle background, torn and distressed, edge-inked. Inkadinkado image colored with Prismas/baby oil, cut out and embossed with curved rectangle Nesties then attached on foam tape after inking the edge. Crafty Secrets sentiments embossed with silver and copper EP that I mixed together before sprinkling it on. Can't tell in the pic, but has a really pretty patina look to it. One cut out with Spellbinders Label, inked, brads added, and attached on double layers of foam tape. Second sentiment directly on CS base.

Stamps: Inkadinkado Wine & Cheese, Crafty Secrets Wine Lovers.
Paper: The Paper Studio, manila folder.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels & Curved Rectangles, copper and silver EP, brads, foam tape, metal ruler for distressing.


Barb said...

This ia a stunning card! It looks like a frame-it-and-hang-it-on-the-wall piece of art! Really! Love it, love it!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Nancy, this is a beautiful card!....very nicely done. Lucky friend who gets this. :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the crackled background it fits the "aged" theme perfectly! Great birthday card!

Janine said...

Hi Nancy!! What a lucky guy to receive such a beautiful card!! Nicely done!! Have a great weekend.

Yvonne said...

Hello Nancy:)
Thanks for your visit! Your blog is wonderful. Love your style, you have so much beautiful work!
Hugs, Yvonne.