Wednesday, July 31, 2013

85th Birthday Wishes

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My FIL's 85th birthday was a few days ago and seeing they are taking the ferry over to meet us for lunch today, it was only appropriate to make him a quick card to celebrate this milestone!  He didn't want any big hoopla for his 85th (we did that for his 80th) so it's a quiet ushering in of another year.

Kept things pretty basic with nice straight lines as he was a bank auditor for years and is a stickler for perfection and is just a tad anal retentive wink, wink :)

PTI number dies are fabulous as you can't miss the age, and the sentiment is from Verve's Birthday Phrases.

Hoping he likes it!

Challenge:  Simon Says


What's In It?
Stamps: Birthday Phrases (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Costco DP Pack, Night of Navy, real Red (Stampin' Up) 
Ink: Black 
Accessories:   Number Dies (PTI), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Crimper (Fiskars), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


13 comments:

Marianne said...

Wow, love the strong and clean lines. I'm sure your fil will like it, and if he doesn't, you're not to blame lol. Hope you'll have a lovely lunch.

nwilliams6 said...

I was a bank auditor for years too (not as many has he was probably -but a lot of them) - must be why I love this. 85 years - that is wonderful and how fun you are having lunch with them today. I wish I lived somewhere where people had to take a Ferry to come see me - you are so lucky! Fab card Marisa and it is perfect for the occasion. Hugz - and give him some hugz for me too!

Viv said...

Love this punchy card Marisa! The balance of the numbers with the layers is just perfect. I'm sure your FIL appreciated this gorgeous card. xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic card, Marisa! Love the embossing you did on the 85!

Hope you all have a wonderful lunch together!

Benzi said...

Clean and cool! I love those big numbers. Happy Birthday to your FIL.

Ravengirl said...

Perfect card! I need to make a card for my grandfather who turns 92 today. We are having lunch with him this afternoon, so I had better get cracking!

Maureen said...

a perfect masculine card...enjoy the celebration!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous clean card!! Have a fun lunch~

Debbie Carriere said...

Great masculine card!! Happy birthday to your FIL!

Chris D. said...

Awesome guy card Marisa! Happy Birthday to your FIL!

Christina said...

I hope your FIL enjoyed his birthday card and visit with you! I spy some wonderful texture on those numbers, and I love the crisp design with the peek of striped paper.

Lisa Carroll said...

Fabulous masculine card! The colors, patterns, and layering area all perfect! Thank you for joining us in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

Jo Nevill said...

Fabulous birthday card !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week

Jo x