Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my dad's birthday so I just want to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!

I always like to browse the galleries to gain ideas for masculine birthday cards. What I'm finding more and more, however, is the brilliant use of bright and unexpected colors on this "man" cards. I kind of like that. I mean, who invented the whole concept that the cutesy bright colors have to be female and the bold and neutral colors  had to be male. I say, let's not conform to this nonsense and break the "rules"!

Are you with me???

As I browsed the gallery at Two Peas in a Bucket the other day I found two cards that stood out to me. Both are meant for dad and I love them.

:Click here to see the card in the gallery:
(Psst... she even added a butterfly! Elizabeth is truly a rule breaker.)

By Kimberly Neddo
:Click here to see the card in the gallery:

ADORABLE aren't they? Yet I love the brilliance of design that both women used. Elizabeth backed her bright colors with a strong neutral color and Kimberly's card has bold, lines that exude a manliness. 

I dare you to go beyond the safety zone of blue, browns and earthy tones for those men. Add a butterfly, some reds and, heck, even some BLING! You can do it. :)



Elizabeth Cooper said...

Thank you so much for sharing my card, Melissa! My dad loved it -- butterfly, bling and all. :-)

Happy Birthday to your dad!

Connie said...

nice!! happy birthday to DAD!!!