Monday, January 4, 2010

Guy Birthday Card

Don't you find guys are hard to create for. Okay I am probably the only one, but I just love to add fun things like ribbon, buttons and the like. I had to make a birthday card for a friend, so I needed to whip up a good guy card.

I used this sketch from Stamp TV. It is for one of their challenges, which I haven't done for some time, so I decided it was time to get cracking LOL!
Another fun challenge I have been eyeing for some time is the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger challenge. It is the neatest inspiration challenge and I am so glad I finally got a chance to play along.
Now this inspiration piece was a bit challenge for me at first. I ended up pulling the great colors and went with it. Here is my creation

I liked the little button accents with the jute tied into it. I think it adds some interest without being too girly. The background is on PTI Aqua Mist card stock stamped with one of the new diamond background sets. I then took my Snow White and streaked it across the paper. I thought it gave a fun effect that reminded me of the picture for some reason.

The second stamped piece this under velum to lighten the look. I used PTI guidelines 2 to create a fun background for the card. The new lemon tart from PTI is to die for!!!! I am now a lemon tart convert LOL! The sentiment is GKD and it is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink from SU on PTI vellum cardstock. It added a nice effect. The last step was to add PTI aqua mist and chocolate buttons the kraft button is from basic grey.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Backgound basics:diamonds, Guidelines 2, GKD Eclectic Summer Saying Stamp Set
Ink: Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, SU Creamy Carmel, SU Chocolate Chip, snow white
Paper: Aqua Mist, SU creamy carmel, cardstock vellum, guidelines 2

Accessories: SU stampin dimensionals, su glue dots, jute, aqua mist buttons, chocoalte buttons, kraft buttons from basic grey


Helen F. said...

Love your manly card, Terri. This really came out great. I love the button accents and the vellum ~ nice touches without being too girly ;o)

Betsy V said...

Such a pretty card! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Betsy Veldman
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

Cath said...

Hey Terri! What a beautiful approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks for playing along! :)