Sunday, 14 March 2010

For My Dad + UK Mother's Day

Today my dad is celebrating his birthday. Congratulations papa, I've already spoken to you on Skype. I hope you have a great day and I love you. These days are tough ones being so far away from my family, but I'm there is spirit. I was late sending him his card, so it won't turn up for another couple of days, but this is it:

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (Kraft)
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon (Road Map)
Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink 'Signature Greetings' + 'Borders & Corners Circle'
Ribbon: John Lewis
Border Punch: Fiskars 'Uppercrest'
Star Die: Ellison Design
Button: Basic Grey
Ink: Staz'On (Jet Black)

The paper coordinated very well with the occasion as my dad is turning 68 today. I initially stamped the sentiment straight onto the card, but as the circle was black as well, I didn't feel it stood out enough. I then stamped the sentiment again on patterned paper and put it on pop dots. I also punched half a circle from the patterned paper to still make the number visible. Not perfect, but a satisfactory solution. I added the ribbon last to get the right balance.

Today it is also Mother's Day in the UK. Last year I wrote that they must pick the date randomly, but in fact it is always supposed to be on Middle Sunday, or the fourth Sunday of Lent (which lasts from Ash Wednesday to the day before Easter). This has been celebrated on that particular Sunday since at least the 16th Century. So, I take back what I said before. It changes from year to year but you can work it out.

I ordered some flowers for my mother-in-law on Sunday, but unfortunately I've not made her a card. I feel bad, but with all the unpacking we've been doing I just didn't have the energy to create. I will however still make her one. Better late than never, that's my motto!

For those in the UK have a great Mother's Day and for everyone else enjoy your Sunday!


Laurel said...

Love it, now I know what to do with those scraps that I have!

Ingrid Danvers said...

You made your dad a great card. Love the papers that you used.