Monday, September 7, 2009

Great to be 88!

This weekend my dear wonderful sweet amazing Father-in-Law had a birthday. My in-laws have been Dallas Cowboy fans since the team played in the Cotton Bowl way back in the 1960s. And since Michael Irvin was a great player and wore #88 this card was PERFECT for his 88th birthday! Here is the inside sentiment...
This is definitely an Ellen original – the football wasn't hard but the helmet took some real brain work. (The small star on the helmet is not SU, it has been in my punch collection for a dozen years.) 
I just love this bear from the Under the Stars stamp set. Most of the time when I stamp him, I ink him with a marker so I can leave off his fierce eyebrows and give him something friendlier.

2 comments:

Bluegrassstamper said...

Love those Ellen Originals! So creative and in this case, personalized for your recipient.

Veronica

Carolyn said...

Ellen, this is another awesome card. Your Father in law will love it for sure! My Dad was always a
Dallas Cowboy fan, so we love to watch them as well. I hope your FIL has an awesome birthday!
Hugs,