Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Birthday 2U

I have the hardest time with guy birthday cards. Is that a problem for you? Well earlier this year at Nicole Heady's blog they talked about getting organized with Birthday cards for the new year. I must say this is my best year ever with that. I have cards made through the middle of May. Can you even believe it? I combined a few challenges for this card, both from Stamp TV. Here is the sketch for STVSC3. I added the wood graining background with this as well, you can find that here STVTC4.

Here is my take.
I took the sketch and really got creative. I really wanted to see the wood grained background. If you have never done this before, head over to Stamp TV and check out Gina's instructions. It is fabulous! It is hard to see the stiching in the ribbon, but I decided to incorporate that throughout the card. I am still undecided about the background technique. It really takes a toll on your brown stamp pad and it remained wet for a long time. I do like the end result, so we will have to wait and see if this shows up on another card.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies Stampin Up unless noted.
Ink: White Craft ink, Chocolate Chip
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Naturals White
Accessories: White gel pen, stampin dimensionals, 1 1/4 punch, 1 3/8 punch, 1 3/4 punch, GKD Scor Pal, PTI Saddle Stitch Ribbon 5/8-inch wide

1 comment:

Helen said...

This is a great card! You are really organized! If find that male cards are really hard...I will have to hava a go at woodgraining!