Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad (Steelers Style)

Hi, guys! Today we are celebrating my dad's 72nd birthday!  As some of you may remember, he is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  We kids grew up hearing the names Bradshaw, Swann, Harris and, of course, Mean Joe Greene often. Most of my family roots for them (one brother is a New York Jets fan). For dad's card, I did hardly any stamping (yeah, weird, I know!).  I decided to use the Steelers colors for the card, and to make background paper using some of dad's favorite players' names.  Thank you to my friend Bert for giving me the list of names to use!

By embossing the football, it gave it some fun texture like that of a football. 

Paper: Gina K
Ink: Distress Barn Door & Walnut, Versamark
Stamp: Recollections (Football)
Misc: Clear Embossing Powder

For the sentiment, I decided to write "These men were great" for the outside of the card.  For the inside: "But you are the GREATEST!"  Added a few of my own personal thoughts, and sent it on its way to dad.

This was a hoot of a card to make.  I was glad to see the Steelers win on Sunday!  Hoping they make it to the Super Bowl so I can break out my Terrible Towels and cheer for them.

Happy Birthday, Dad!  You truly are the GREATEST!


sistochris said...

What a fun card and the perfect time of year! Are you ready for some football?!?!?!?

Marcy said...

Awww...what a nice card for your Dad's birthday! He's going to love it because it is so personal! Great job on the card! :)

Anonymous said...

Perfect card for you dad, great idea!


Anonymous said...

Great job! Dad will love it. You get brownie points.

Chrissy Larson said...

Super cool card! What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

your dad is going to love the card

Journey of Life said...

I love the writing ... These men were great .. but you are the GREATEST! -- Simply awesome!

Anonymous said...

papa is going to love it!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Unknown said...

I bet your dad loved this!!


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