Monday, December 8, 2014

Wonder Imagine Believe

CCCB inspiration
Hubby is about to have a BIG birthday & I wanted to make something different this year.  I have lots of wreath stamps & this MFT die & couldn't decide which one to use for City Crafter Challenge Blog.  
Finally decided to combine the MFT sketch & MFT Color Palette challenges with CCCB.  
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The wreath die cut is pretty delicate, so I used the inlaid technique with the 2 shades of green. 
How does this work for hubby, you may ask. Well, green is one of the colors he likes & this year he picked out our wreath (from the high school kids I always buy from) since they came around while I was at work.  It was so fun to come home & see it hanging by the door.  
The words are from PTI Take Three Winter. Hubby has wanted to know who was his father for quite a few years as he was convinced it wasn't the man his mother divorced when he was young.  I won't go into all the details--suffice it to say thanks to DNA testing done by Ancestry.com he found him. Turns out he died many years ago, but the knowledge of who he was means so much to hubby.  I thought these words were fitting & hopefully he'll like the card.  I used a silver metal sticker in the center of the bow--more masculine than a gem or pearl--& the brick embossing folder is Tim Holtz.
Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.

27 comments:

Karren said...

Wonderful story and a wonderful card, Greta. The two greens work so well together and the brick background add so much dimension.

Lisa said...

This is a THE prefect card for Steve's birthday!! You can see the love that you put into it. I'm so happy he found closure to his family history. Take care!!

Becca Cruger said...

Greta, I'm sure your husband will love this card. It's gorgeous and the fact that you really took the time to think about all the elements is SO special.

Dawn Turley said...

beautiful Greta. Best wishes to your hubby for his birthday

Sid said...

Fab card Greta !

Ros Crawford said...

This is lovely!! Happy Birthday to your DH!! Many thanks for playing along at CCCB!!

joy said...

Your husband will love this card, Greta! What a great story you've shared. The sentiments you added are just the perfect ones.

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous card Greta! The wreath is gorgeous! Surely your husband will treasure this beauty!

Brenda in IN said...

I like how you inlaid the wreath. Be sure to tell hubby happy birthday from your bloggers. I think the sentiment will touch him and he will love that you did this for him.

Becca Cruger said...

Congrats on your blog candy win from SSS, by the way (just in case you haven't seen it).

Charlene said...

What a beautifdul card!!! I love that wreath and the brick bg!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card, and tell Hubby Happy Happy Birthday!

Rosemary said...

fantastic card for your hubby, greta!!

Stella said...

Love that wreath on the brick background; another handmade beauty. Good to have you with us again at CCCB! Thank you for joining us again!

Mrs A. said...

Your wreath looks lovely against the brick wall background. So glad to hear that your hubby has finally gottten closeure on who his parents are. hugs Mrs A.

Katie said...

Love your card. That is great for your husband to finally know who his birth father was, but sad that he never got to meet. He will love the card. Happy Birthday to your sweet husband. He has good tastes.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card!!!!

Nancy said...

Perfect card for you hubby, Greta! Such a sweet and loving post!

Teresa Doyle said...

This is a very cute card. I love the 'brick'.

alexandra s.m. said...

What a poignant story Greta!
I hope your Hubby is at peace with that and I know he'll have a great birthday thanks to your love and your beautiful card!
Hugs~

walchowDesign said...

A perfect card for your DH, Greta! You are so creative by combining the inlaid and negative dies on the bricks bg.

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful wreath, I love your embossed brick background, just the perfect place to hang you fabulous wreath.

~Tammy~ said...

What a beautiful gift you have given your DH Greta! Your card is gorgeous and has so much meaning! :-)

Bonnie said...

What a meaningful card, Greta! A wonderful gift for your hubby!

Jessi Fogan said...

That is a truly wonderful and meaningful card for your husband :)
(My mother had the same experience as him - including DNA testing - and although we'd all believed we knew her father all along, it was good to have it confirmed. There's a peace that comes with knowing for certain!)

Deepti said...

The inlaid look in amazing :)

cm said...

The essence of your card is so heart-warming and touching, Greta! I love that everything - from his choosing of the wreath, to the discovery of and ensuing 'peace of mind' that came from learning who his father is, to the inspiring sentiments. Big birthday; big love! He will adore this, as do I!
Hugs~c