So my dad's birthday was April 6 and as I thought (for many weeks) about what type of card I wanted to make for him, I knew for sure that I didn't want to color anything. Not because he wouldn't appreciate it, but maybe he'd feel it's kinda kiddish. I dunno. Anyway, so it wasn't until the DAY BEFORE (which is normal for a procrastinator - lol), that I started to work on it and once I picked out the paper pad I wanted to work with (Authentique "Journey"), everything came together fairly quickly. It was a "light-bulb" moment that happened, folks!! haha.
I created a steampunk-ish card and I LOVE IT!! It's manly, it's cool and the best part is it looks like it took forever to make, like I sweated over it, like my arms got tired from all the hammering and nailing, like I... well you get the picture. LOL.
Using mostly Tim Holtz products, I layered everything over each other and created the perfect gatefold card for my dad. He kept looking at it all quietly, and examining all the pieces for a while... which in Puerto Rican, Old School terms is a compliment!! When I went back a few days after his birthday to visit my parents, I noticed the card was in their crystal keepsake cabinet. And for a second I thought how I had seen prior cards I'd given them in that same cabinet and in that same spot. Then I remembered the cork board mom bought a whilez ago where she showcases all the cards I give them, and shows it to friends who go to visit them. They are my BIGGEST supporters and I love my viejitos (old folks), so much!! I can't wait to get started on Mom's Mother's Day gift. She's going to FLIP!
Anyway, that's all for now, I got a bit chatty there; sorry! hehe.