Saturday, August 20, 2011

Beachy Thanks...

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My husband's aunt and uncle were kind enough to take our whole family out to celebrate his birthday and he asked me to make him a card to thank them for the fun meal. They took us to a wonderful dim sum restaurant and the food was absolutely delicious. I actually find it just as difficult to make cards for my husband to use as he never wants anything "too frilly" -- so I was glad to have this fab sketch from the crew over at Pals Paper Arts and I pulled this lovely beach house image from A Day in Paradise from Taylored Expressions.
I actually stamped and colored the house first and then divided it up into equal squares before matting it. For the sentiment, I stamped a simple one onto some twill tape for a bit of visual and textural interest.  My hubby's aunt and uncle are in Hawaii on vacation right now, so I think they'll enjoy receiving this when they return home.

Stamps: A Day in Paradise (Taylored Expressions); sentiment from Trendy Trees  (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Patterned Paper: Pear Pizazz DSP (SU!)
Cardstock: Pear Pizazz, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi (SU!); Choice Snow (TE)
Fibers: Twill Tape (SU!)
Accents: Brads (Making Memories)


Tenia Nelson said...

so so cool!!!

Carla said...

I love it. I've always loved images cut and layered like that. Your pages of you lil one are gorgeous, too!!! Hugs,

Linda Callahan said...

Love how you did the house - very cute!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Regina! I love the soft colors. The "four-square" house is so clever. This is a great card for your husband to send to his aunt and uncle.

Julie Madsen said...

Love the way you divided up the house.

Christy Q said...

This. Is super adorable and I love it. I love how you divided up the house. A perfect thank you card and not too frilly or girly, at all.

Unknown said...

You rocked this challenge! I love how you split up the house! ;o)