Friday, 10 February 2012

Another Hidden Message Card



I'm sharing a card I made for my dad, it's his birthday next Monday....I had a total mental block with this one....Dad is going down hill rapidly at the moment...he just sits in his chair and falls in and out of sleep. In the past it was easy...he was a keen gardener...in the garden all day, volunteered at RHS Wisley...etc etc...and in the past he has berated me for sending cards that might suggest that he is old! (I sent a card featuring a rocking chair with lovely flowers all around!) He was a brilliant scientist, excellent at puzzles and crosswords and a complete wizz on the computer..he always managed to rescue the computers here when they died! Fathers Day last year I did a suduko themed card and he thought it was brilliant but he can't concentrate enough to do suduko any more...So..what should I do?

I've gone down the scientist route...the background isn't background paper by the way...it's stamped using a stamp from Stamp Addicts...I have to say I was disappointed at how small this stamp is...but with a bit of planning it is possible to get a decent background with it...this also led to me to this secret message layout....so the scientist is like dad a bit ahead of his time. The main image is a Cherry Pie stamp and the ink splats are one of my fave stamps at the moment from Paperartsy! Just hope he doesn't take offence, afterall this is a dead scientist!

Too late anyhow..coz this got the 5.15pm post this evening!

This card fits a few challenges as follows

"Crafty Ribbons - For Men and Boys"

"Craft Us Crazy - anything goes"

"Cooking it up with Katie - Spooled, metal, sentiment"

"Crafty Creations - Swirly whirly"

"Stars and Stamps Midweek throwdown - no glitter birthday"

"Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Goes Birthday"

"Ribbon Carousel - Must use a spooled item, anything goes."

"DRS Designs - Make your own background paper"

4 comments:

Adrian said...

Very cool card! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Chris said...

I'm sorry to hear your dad is declining, that's a very difficult thing to see. Hopefully he'll just love this card and you for making it for him.
thanks for playing with us at Cooking It Up With Katie.

Esther said...

Wow! Very cool card!
Thanks for joining us at CTO

Dilsaver Designs said...

How fun, love the b & w with your great image! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Anything Goes Birthday" Challenge :)