Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dust It Off Sunday - 4 - High Hopes - A Special Birthday Card!

Today's Card is a special Birthday Card. For a very Special Person. If you have been reading my blog for very long you may already know that on Sunday's Hubby, MIL and I drive down our long dirt road and around the corner to the local country cafe for Sunday Breakfast. We meet up with all the local neighbors, have our eggs and bacon and catch up on all the news. Local, National, important and trivial. We don't solve the World's problems, but it is a nice routine thing that we like to be a part of. One of the main reasons that we started this "tradition" is to enjoy time with one of our favorite people. We call him "Mr. K" I Love this Man... It is ok, Hubby knows and adores him too. He is just the sweetest little old Man - knows everything about everything in the area. And he Grows the best Hay in the entire State. Heck... Country and World.  After years of buying from him, and our "herd" growing so much, we buy probably 50-75% of all the Hay he grows.

So this long story is to tell you I had to have a really special card for his Birthday. I am not sure which birthday it is, 80-something....  So I worked on this card more than one night... more like 3 nights - But I love it! He totally will not get that I spent hours making it, but I do think he will like it and think it is funny - So here is my Dust Off Sunday card - I used quite a few of my High Hopes stamps - I created a little scene for the front - and this scene... well is Mr. K!! NO really it kind of really looks like Mr. K.
So I stamped "Mr. K" First - and then masked him off and stamped the tractor to be sitting just behind him. I then colored everything with my Copics - I layered the colors over and over - to really get a dark deep image. I just love the rust on the tractor :0)
For the card I went with the country feel - The papers are all from my scraps!! YEA!!!  I sewed down all the different pieces with different stitches. The image I cut out with my Nesties Labels 17 Largest die, and then inked the edge and sewed it down. It needed more... but I knew I needed to be careful, this is for an older man. So no flowers, no fluffy stuff. AND THEN I SAW IT!! On my desk from an earlier project... my twine!! How perfect for a Hay farmers Card! So I wrapped the two opposite corners. Love the texture and look of that.

Now for the inside..... Told you I had to really make this a special card ;0)
I used all the same papers as the outside, and one of the High Hopes Donkeys. They have wonderful sentiments to go with their stamps - I LOVE this one! And so will Mr. K... he loves my Donkey puns and he loves to kid me about my donkeys. Each time we have a new one born, he tells me he will give me $5.00 whole dollars for it. LOL  So the donkey is colored with my Copics and then cut out with a craft knife. The sentiment is stamped onto a white card stock cut out with the same Nesties Label 17 die. Everything sewed down, and inked just like the top :0)

You know there are just some cards you really proud of? This one is one of mine - It actually came out looking just like I saw it in my head when I started it. That is very rare for me.

I do hope he likes it too :0) Then again, it may get thrown to the side... I am making him a pumpkin pie too - LOL

Have a wonderful Sunday!!
HUGS and-


Copics Used: BG0000, B24, B28, B93, B95, C1, C2, C5, C7, G85, E000, E19, E25, E31, E35, E44, E43, E53, E55, R14, R46, R89, T3, Y23, Y38, YG 93, YG99, W5 - Black100 and a Blender Pen

12 comments:

ribenaruby said...

Oh wow, wow, wow Michelle! This is truly a special card, Mr K sounds a lot of fun to be with. You've done wonders with this card, loving the sentiment on the inside and the variety of HH stamps used. I absolutely adore it, I'm sure Mr K will too!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow Michelle, you certainly pulled out all the stops with this one! It is fantastic & I'm sure Mr K will think so too. Have a lovely day.

LorraineB said...

That card is great! I'm sure he will love it.

Mad Moose said...

Oh this is a fabulous card and im sure its going to be adored. I love the images and your own special twist on the inside makes this just perfect! x

♥...Mo...♥ said...

A lovely card
Sure he liked to Mr K

Carol Dee said...

WOW, Mr K. will LOVE this. I bet he does know how much thought and love you put into making his card special. Have FUN. Heck give the old guy a hug from all of us. Hugs...

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Michelle,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kelly Schelske said...

Super fun Michelle!!

Ida said...

Oh My Gosh what a fun, fun card. This is just adorable and your coloring is wonderful. I'm sure your friend will love this one.

Rufus said...

Oh I hope that he liked this! It's marvelous. Your Mr. K sounds special, so it fits that his card is special too.
R/

Lacey Stephens said...

Michelle, this is a wonderful and thoughtful card!! I love how you paired so many High Hopes images together. I am sure he will really appreciate it!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
(High Hopes DT)

dawnmarieg said...

What a wonderful story Michelle. Mr K sounds like a great man! Your card is amazing, such thought has went into it and I'm sure Mr K will love it.xx