Happy Birthday to Rick!

Welcome to a Special ODBD Birthday Blog Hop! Today we are saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY to RICK!

If you’ve been to one of the Stamp Shows or conventions, then you’ve probably seen Rick in the ODBD booth. Rick is Kelley’s husband and number one fan and today is his birthday!

RIck 2012Rick at the Lawrenceville, GA Convention 2012

Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

For my birthday card, I used the new Special Boy set. I figured this set was about as masculine as they get and works well for big boys as well as little boys. I made the background for the largest layer and truck image by swiping various colors of Copic markers across a piece of vanilla card stock. Then the truck image and tire tracks were stamped on top of these using the dk brown chalk ink. I fussy cut the truck and attached it to a deckled rectangle of vanilla to give it a bit of separation. The metallic bronze layer was embossed w/ a Sizzix folder and the sentiment was die cut and attached to a leftover strip of the background with small bronze brads. Since I wanted to have crossed checkered flags, I stamped one as usual and stamped one again on the plastic sheet of my SAMJ (stamp-a-ma-jig) then quickly pressed a piece of vanilla c/s on top to get the reverse image.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Birthday, Rick!

This is also for the Sketch Challenge (SC418) on Splitcoast today. As usual, I rearranged it a bit and turned it on its side.


Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs  Special Boy
Paper: vanilla, metallic bronze
Ink: Colorbox dk brown fluid chalk ink
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders deckled rectangle & lacy pennant dies, Sizzix embossing folder (diamond plate)

87 Responses to Happy Birthday to Rick!

  1. Avatar Mary Lee K.
    Mary Lee K. says:

    What an incredible card! Very creative!

  2. Saw this on SCS and loved it, Julie. Great job.

  3. Great card!

  4. LOve it!!

  5. Avatar Mary-Anne V.
    Mary-Anne V. says:

    Happy Birthday Rick! great image and embossing on your card.

  6. Avatar Kristy Tyra
    Kristy Tyra says:

    Very nice. When I first saw the card, I loved the vary-colored background paper. Then I read how you made it. Nice!

  7. I really like how did the other crossed flag and the embossed background really makes this a truly masculine card that the biggest of he-men would appreciate! Happy Birthday to Rick, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina 🙂

  8. Wow, I really like how the background looks exactly like the step on a pickup. And the little details. Happy Birthday Rick!

  9. Julie!!
    I always love to see what your creations will be like as you are such a ‘seer’ gifted by the Lord:) Your card is such a great and inspiring masculine card:) and now for Rick:
    A Happy Birthday to you, A Happy Birthday to you, May you feel Jesus near every day of the year, A Happy Birthday to you , A Happy Birthday to you, And may this be the best year yet!!!!!!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  10. LOVE the background and the texture you created for this fabulous masculine card, Julie! What a wonderful tribute to Rick for his birthday…he’s sure to love it! Hugs!

  11. Avatar Sonia Ranger
    Sonia Ranger says:

    What a neat card- love the background. You always inspire me.

  12. Julie, thanks so much for being a part of Rick’s birthday hop! Your card is so cool and Rick really liked going through the hop!!!