Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy 88 Birthday....

Today is my Grandfather's 88 birthday and this card is made for him...

When I saw these two stamp sets Thoughts of Father and For Father I knew I had to have them both. They remind me alot of both my grandfather and my dad. So I will be making my father's day card with them but first I needed a birthday card for my grandfather.

While I was growing up my grandfather was farming. He was a big farmer when my mother was growing up but as I came along he was slowing down a bit but it was enough for me to still remember his farming. It is amazing to know how much he provided by farming. Today he still has his lands but rents them out to other farmers. He is retired and to me he doesn't look his age. He is just started in the last few years to get the gray hair.

His farming and knowing how hard he worked is why I chose the two images on the card... The apples with the work gloves and the puppy with the work boots. I colored the apples with both my prisma pencils and gamsol and then took a few of my stampin write markers to it to make it pop some... however I think the image really pops because of the crystal effects I added to the apples... The dimension is just beautiful on this card.

On the inside I had to add this image and I colored him in with my prisma pencils and gamsol again. I love the look of this little puppy. It just calls out to me of hard work and the rewards to that hard work. Well tonight we have a large family gathering for my grandfather. So I'm off to get as much done as I can and hope to have a card ready for tomorrow this afternoon... Have a great day.

Supplies:
Stamps: Thoughts of Father, For Father, warmest regards
Cardstock: Very vanilla, real red
Ink: stazon jet black
Accessories: prisma color pencils, stampin write markers, aquapainter, crystal effects, gamsol

18 comments:

Veronica said...

The coloring is so pretty on the card you made for your Grandfather! Very nice job!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Your grandfather's birthday card is just so special and wonderful, Aimee!! You did a beautiful job coloring and I love the crystal effects on the apples! I loved reading about your GF's farming life. Happy Birthday to him!!!

Claudia said...

hello Aimee,
i know you blog - you have nice projects. thanks for visiting me today on my blog.
your new card is very nice i love the coloring

Terrie B x said...

what a beautiful card...you have some gorgeous creations:0x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, Aimee.....wish your grandfather a Happy Birthday for me!

Teresa said...

This is a wonderful card!

Niki said...

Pretty card, Aimee! I love the coloring!

kelly said...

very beautiful card!! I know your grandfather appreciated it very much. I loved reading the story along with it too. Great job! You should be very proud of yourself

cheryl said...

Very nice coloring on this beautiful image.

~Michelle~ said...

This card is beautiful....I'm sure he'll love it!!!! Love your shiny apples!

Joan B said...

Beautiful card. I love this image also!

Rae said...

Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous!

Stampin' Meg said...

Hey my Grandpa Evans was an apple farmed in Missouri. I love this card- the coloring is great.

Rosella said...

WOW Aimee! Absolutely stunning! Love this card.

Marilyn said...

Amazing watercoloring with this set! What a great B-day card for your grandfather!

Candy said...

Omgosh this is so cute, great coloring!!

Diane said...

man, I am so impressed by your coloring! i wish I could color like that. Awesome job!

Kerry J. said...

Gorgeous card Aimee! Love your colouring - it's stunning. The shiny apples are my fave part - but I love the puppy inside too!