Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

My dad's birthday is May 26, he's a good 'ole "fix-it-man", so for his card this year I went with that theme. I've seen a lot of clear cards lately, using acrylic or transparencies for a card base, so I thought I'd give it a shot. (after which I may never do it again!!! lol) Let me say, if you attempt this, make sure you have a perfectly spotless workspace as you must be very careful with the transparent material. This was the 1st card I ever had to clean with Windex before I mailed it off - lol! I found a pkg of 25 clear mylar sheets (8.5" X 11")- the last one they had - at my local A.C.Moore & they weren't cheap, but with a coupon - not so bad. : )

The chipboard letters are from DCWV and all I did was rough them up a little with a sanding block. The stamps are by Inkadinkado & Autumn Leaves, they are stamped with Ranger clear Emboss-it & heat-embossed with silver ep.

I used those "hardware" brads that I absolutely LOVE (especially for guy cards) to attach some hand-cut corrugated hearts to a faux piece of wood (Cool dp, huh?) I carefully layered the inside and outside of the card, so that nothing was overlapping & I think Dad will think it's pretty neat! Now let's hope he's not sneaking around my blog before Tuesday ; )

Happy 71st Birthday Dad!
I love you!

Keep Smiling!


  1. I think that that is a very cool card for a guy, Happy 71th Birthday to your dad!
    I too been thinking of trying these, they are very popular right now - I hope you will make another clear card, after all you have 24 more sheets left!!! jane

  2. Your Dad will love it! Cool card!

  3. Hey Sonya,
    I just popped over when I saw you had a blog. I love blogging. Mine is mostly about my family,and thoughts on life. Stop by sometime. my address is listed on my info page on FB.

    Anyway, your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm slightly envious of gifted crafty people as I didn't get many crafty genes! :) Seriously though they are great! I saw this one, and I was wondering how your parents are? Life in our little town in NY seems like soooooo long ago! Are they still there?

    Anyway, blessings to you!! I wish I had known you were in Myrtle Beach, I would have loved to see you when we were there. Maybe next time!


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