Thursday, May 15, 2014

All About Him

Hi Everyone,

The current challenge over at A Vintage Journey is themed "All About Him" so I made a "Bendifold Card" to celebrate my Dad's 90th birthday.  I first saw the bendifold card on Splitcoast Stampers awhile back, you can see the instructions here.  I decided to make the bendi part of my card from acrylic and I like how it makes the letters appear to be floating.

I started out with one of my favorite old family photos that shows my Dad as a small child.  The photo actually has an old jalopy so I scaled my own photo to fit the Tim Holtz Old Jalopy Die. 

I originally made my base card from kraft but changed my mind along the way and ended up using the embossed kraft paper for the car fenders and bumpers.  For the background I ended up using a piece of Coredinations paper, embossed it with the Clocks Texture Fade and then sanded.

I added some gears for wheels and then highlighted my Dad with the Monocle and pointy finger. 

Next I placed a recent photo of Dad in the Mini Pocket Watch.

I used the curved arrow from the Alfa Parts to show how far he has come.  I learned a good thing along the way - the Tonic Scissors cuts the plastic Alfa Parts so I changed the end of the arrow to go the way I wanted it to.  I finished it all off by cutting the letters that I needed with the Wordplay Die. 
Happy Birthday Dad
Have a great "all about him", day,


  1. Sandy! OMG this is perfect....I LOVE IT! You have created a masterpiece. What wonderful photos, I love the people in the car. To think they were actually in an old jalopy too, amazing! Karen.x

  2. Thank you Karen - I look forward to seeing your entry at A Vintage Journey. You do great work, always creative and grungy. I appreciate your comments.

  3. So clever Sandy! I love the way you've highlighted your Granddad from the group and scaled down the photo to fit the jalopy. It all works together brilliantly. Jenny x

  4. Wow S@ndy, I too love the way you scaled down the photo to fit Tim's jalopy, that was a stroke of genius! Using a see through base was very clever too. I love this gorgeous project and particularly love your use of the monocle. Anne xx

  5. Firstly, Happy 90th Birthday to your Dad! How wonderful and certainly a great reason to celebrate life and love! This is just such a wonderful birthday gift and I love how you have showcased your Dad in the photos! Totally cool. Enjoy the weekend!

  6. Oh wow Sandy, this is such a stunning tribute to your dad!! Beautifully put together and I totally adore the photos you used and that brilliant use of the monocle! Fantastic make!!

  7. Sandy...your card is so cool! Love all of the elements! Great use of the photographs and the elements you've added to the card. I love the embossing in the background, the monocle and gears, too. Very masculine and vintage. <3 Candy

  8. That is so cool, Sandy! The acrylic bendi-fold looks just amazing with, as you say, the lettering just hovering in space - so clever and so effective. I love how you've used the arrow to connect the two photographs - wonderful idea - and altogether it's a brilliant card, and a great tribute to your father. Birthday congratulations to him too!
    Alison xx

  9. What a perfect card for your Dad Sandy! That picture of him as a youngster was just made for Tim's car die - love how you've highlighted and pointed to the photos - what a milestone hitting his 90th b'day - good for him!

  10. Beautiful tag! Fantastic idea to use the old photo and the photo of your Dad in this time! Wonderful idea the floating letters!! A great job! BArbarayaya

  11. Hi Sandy x Your card is so amazing with such wonderful details. I adore the fabulous layout.

    Crafty Hugs Annie xx

  12. Fantastic photos and fantastic card. Love the way you have joined it all together with the big arrow! Nikki xx

  13. I just love the passengers in the car! What a brilliant idea, a great card! x

    1. Thank you Barb, the woman in the drivers seat is my grandmother -

  14. So so Creative! The serendipity of those photo elements matching Tims dies is superb. Very beautifully done and its a treat to admire. Nicola x


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