My wonderful Stampin’ Up! friend Julie DiMatteo asked her friends to make a card for her Dad’s birthday.  Hopefully he will have a mailbox full of birthday wishes this month.  I am sharing the card I made for him today.


Country Livin’, 141925


My color combination for this card is


My beginning for this card was this lovely old truck from Country Livin’ stamp set.  Then I asked myself how I could showcase it since it was for a special person.  Of course it had to be red!  It seems all the old trucks you see seem to be a faded red color.  From there I quickly came up with a base of Crumb Cake , Real Red, and Old Olive.  A great “Go To” color combination.

I have not used this layout in some time and I wonder why?  It is so simple and really shows off with any stamp set.  All you do is start with a panel that can be easily divided into thirds.  That is all it takes.

The banner is from Banners For You and the “Happy Birthday” is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I fussy cut the banner.  The truck is colored with Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I love to read your comments.

The supplies I used today are listed below: