Here's a simple card I made for my brother-in-law Mike's 41st birthday. I realize it looks more like a St. Patrick's Day card, but if you knew Mike, you'd understand. Mike is a self-proclaimed Irishman. This is something I don't really understand. Yes, we have an Irish last name, but I think this branch of the McCleary clan has been in North America for something like 200 years. And yet Mike embraces everything Irish from the history to the literature to the sports, and of course, the beer. (And he's single, so if you're in the lower mainland and know a single Irish girl who likes cops and rugby, let me know, please! Our kids need cousins!) I just printed out this clip art image of a beer mug and a totally appropriate sentiment from Graphicat Designs, then layered them both up on a 5x5 base. What do you think of the bottom layer? It's a mesh bag from avocados! (Thanks to Karen B for that idea!) I sprayed the whole thing with some Perfect Pearls Mist, but you can't see it in the photo, unfortunately.
Anyway, Jason found this T-shirt for Mike in Kamloops:
Dropkick Murphys, apparently a real band that Mike actually listens to! Hopefully he likes his present and card!
Challenges I'm entering this card in:
Pile It On: use lots of layers (that background layer is mesh from an avocado bag!)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: use this sketch:
Graphicat Challenges: Use a sketch, any sketch (the sentiment is also from Graphicat)
Creative Stamp Friends: Card for a man
Supplies: CTMH cardstock and brads, Kaiser, K&Co, and American Crafts patterned paper, Graphicat Designs sentiment, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist, avocado bag