My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad

Hi Everyone,
Next week is my Dad's birthday and he is a huge, ginormous golfing fan.  He didn't start playing until he retired, but it's his favorite activity now.  After the long winter he's just itching to get started.  So, in honor of his hobby, I grabbed this Silhouette Male Golfer stamp from DRS Designs for his birthday card. 

I did the emboss resist technique on an old book page to highlight this cool stamp.  The background was made using the Woven Plaid (love this stamp for a guy card) and I used the Easy Grass stamp along the bottom of the card.

I just cut the jagged grass myself and kind of crinkled it for some texture.  I guess this golfer isn't so good, because this looks more like he's in the rough than on the green...lol.  I finished it off with the Happy Birthday Arc for the sentiment and rounded the corners to match the all the other curves on the card.

Thanks for stopping by and it's my day at the DRS Designs blog.  Here's a peek at my simple St. Patty's Day card that's being featured over there! 

Challenges for this card:
Card Makin Mamas-Something Green
Delicious Doodles-Something Green
Art Impressions-Embossing
Color Create-Olive, brown, cream, black
Sassy Studio-Recycled something (book page)
Crafty Emma-Men Only
High Hopes-Go Green
Crafty Cardmakers-Make your own designer paper

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Stampin' Up, Versamark, Clear embossing powder, Nesties,


Kerry Steger said...

Hi Karin,
What a cool card! I love the handmade grass and your golf image looks so effective. Thanks for joining in the Colour Create Challenge this week.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Karin, what a lovely card you have made here. I am sure that your dad will love it. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Cass said...

Hi Karin, what a great card. I love the silhouette of the golfer on the page! I know your dad is going to love it!

Have a great day! Hugs

mckinkle said...

Such a great idea Karin, love the old book page. Im sure your Dad will love his card almost as much as he loves the sport itself!

Thanks for playing along with our 'Something Green' challenge over at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

Jennifer E. said...

Love how you didn't actually stamp the golfer! Such a great masculine birthday card--your dad will love it!

1CardCreator said...

Love this Karin, I am going to give this technique a try one of these days. Love the whole card, dp, technique, grass and all!

Sandi said...

Karin - clever to enter our 'go green' challenge with a golfing themed card!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our 'Go Green' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Karin's Dad!

I love your card Karin. The texture and patterns are perfect for a masculine card. I love the emboss resist you did on the main image panel and the fun grass.

Have a great daY!

Lindsey said...

I love how all the elements of your card come together so perfectly, Karin! Awesome!

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, very elegant! Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Sue said...

Ummmm, AWESOME!!!

Stephanie said...

Hey Karin!

So nice to be back in the blogging world & to hear from you!

Love this golfer card - that silhouette stamp is terrific. My dad's a big golf nut too, so I may have to pick that up for myself.

Anonymous said...

Great card!! My DH is a huge golf nut too!! Blessings and hugs!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is incredible, the perfect masculine card! The plaid and grass are especially wonderful and your Dad will love it!

Teri said...

Lovely card hun!
Thanks for playing our 'Green for St. Patrick' challenge at Delicious Doodles, and good luck!
Teri x

Samantha said...

Awesome card Karin! Love your 'grass' and the golfer silhouette! Gorgeous!

Monica said...

This is a great card... love your handmade designer paper and the stamp is awesome... wish I had it... JEALOUS!!! Lol!
Your dad will LOVE this card.

The grass looks so real - thought it was a punch.

xxx Monica

Julie said...

What a great masculine card. thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and Sassy studio Designs

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love how you used our theme and the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Bloke card! there always the hardest! great technique too! Thanks for playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday, hugs Samantha TTT :0)

Eiglas said...

Very masculine card Hunni - sure your Dad will adore it!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at Top Tip Tuesday!

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Karin, love the paper print. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Cazro said...

A very clever card, this is different approach to an old technique. your dDad will love it. Thanks for playing at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight, hope to see you again. Cazro

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT! :)

Melanie M said...

Great card... Thanks for joining us at Patties Creations Challenge

Melly said...

Fab card!
love the background!
Thanks for joining in Crafty Cardmakers
Hugs Melly xxx

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