Monday, January 21, 2013

Celebrate!! Happy 13th Birthday to a Wonderful Nephew!

Hi Again Stampers! 

I had a wonderful Sunday and wanted to take a moment to share one more card with you.  I created this one for my nephew’s 13th Birthday- he is definitely growing up too fast!!

For this card, I chose a Western theme since he has decorated his bedroom in a Country/Western flair and I utilized The Friday Mashup FM93 Make A Wish Challenge along with the PPA151 Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.

Again, I hope you will take the time to visit each site and check out their great Design Team projects as well as all of other Challenge entries.

To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ with the Square Lattice and Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss two pieces of of Well Worn Designer Series Paper (DSP- retired).  Very lightly sand the Woodgrain embossed piece and adhere both to the Early Espresso card front.

Use the Big Shot™ and the 3 ½” Circle Originals™ Die to cut a circle from River Rock cardstock and another circle from Early Espresso cardstock.  Cut the Early Espresso cardstock circle in half and set aside. 

Stamp the cowboy image and the sentiment using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto River Rock.  Use The Aqua Painter and watercolor with Bravo Burgundy, Marina Mist and Soft Suede Classic Ink.  Use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write marker to “distress” the cardstock.   Sponge the edges using a Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede Classic Ink.

Punch out the sentiment using the XL Oval Punch Stamp and two other ovals from Early Espresso cardstock.  Layer the two Early Espresso cardstock ovals behind the sentiment oval to create the border.

Punch out four stars using the retired Small Star Punch – add the Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware Brads (retired) .   Attach three to the knotted Hemp Twine to create a “banner”.

Layer the pieces per the sketch using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Feeling Sentimental, Out West (retired)

Cardstock: Early Espresso, River Rock, Well Worn DSP (retired)

Ink:  Early Espresso, Bravo Burgundy, Marina Mist, Soft Suede

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Square Lattice and Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 3 ½” Originals™ Die, Color Spritzer Tool, Aqua Painter, XL Oval Punch, Small Star Punch (retired), Antique Copper Hodgepodge Hardware Brads (retired), Hemp Twine (retired)

Thanks again for visiting- my nephew seemed to enjoy this card and of course, the cash that was within made it a bit sweeter :-)

Have a great week stamping and creating- God Bless!!


Linda Callahan said...

Love this image! Wonderful masculine card!

Margaret Moody said...

What a great card, Julie! I've always loved this set and you did a wonderful job of combining it with just the right elements on your card!

Heidi Baks said...

Oh, I love this boy card! All the texture, distressing, spritzing... beautiful! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Lili said...

Beautiful card! Love your distressed background, your coloring, and every single detail. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

Lisa said...

Fabulous masculine card! I love the colors and texture, plus all the extra details you added!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Holly said...

This came out great! So fun for a guy's Birthday... Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Holly said...

This came out great! So fun for a guy's Birthday... Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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