It's a pretty safe bet that my FIL isn't going to be reading the blog, so it is safe to go ahead and post his birthday card here.
I used a combination of papers from Pink Paislee's Bayberry Cottage collection and Cosmo Cricket's Gretel collection. The focal point includes a definition sticker and chipboard letters and shapes from Cosmo Cricket.
The background is accented with a contrast-stitched brown ribbon, layered with Filmstrip Ribbon from Tim Holtz for Advantus. These are framed by a postage stamp frame from the alphabet collection by Tattered Angels. I colored this with Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist.
A Momento brown inkpad was used to edge throughout. A light coat of Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist was sprayed overall to pick up the mix of metals and yellow 'dot' in the patterned paper.
A crystal sticker was applied as well as a pewter charm and ticket acrylic, colored with Copic Markers and topped with a few strands of colored waxed linen thread.