My step dad’s birthday was last month. He was a wonderful addition to the family and he has done a lot for me. I wanted to make him a special card that reflected his own unique personality with my own touches. He loves motorcycles and classic cars. It is hard making a masculine card. Women are so much easier to design for but I think the end result was gorgeous. He loved it as did I.
The actual card is plain black card stock and I covered it with several pattern papers that I distressed and tore until they had a vintage, weathered and rough look. I embossed the top most page with a Tim Holtz stamp and distress embossing powders. I attached brads in each corner and used jewelry wire to wrap around the card. On the jewelry wire, I hung metal charms that remind me of a rotary dial phone (something else my step dad loves). I used a Tim Holtz stamp and distress embossing powder to do the vintage truck that I cut out and used pop dots to attach to the face of the card. The tag was something I had made a while ago with alcohol inks. I just stamped happy birthday on it with silver, metallic ink and stuck it in the pocket I made with the wire and the truck.
I have terrible hand writing when it comes to writing on the inside without lines, so I distressed a piece of paper that I tore out of a journal and attached it on the inside so I could write my sentiment.
And there you have it, a vintage, hand-made, masculine card all ready for my step dad’s birthday.