I've actually made two cards for this challenge. The first card is for my son Ben - I'm so proud of him. On Sunday, Ben took part in a 5 mile road race through Hastings (he lives there with his father). I think it's only the second race that he's run - he completed the race in 1 hour 10mins 50 secs - he wasn't last!!! And I'm having a very proud mum moment :) There's are a couple of super photos of Ben on Flickr here and here!! Photos taken by David Rogers. So this one's for Ben.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit - Sentiments; Pic-Nic Patterns
Inks: Memento - Cottage Ivy, New Sprout, Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders: Lacey Squares (S4-295) die #4; Standard Squares Lg (S4-126) die #4
Topper: Kanban - Fitness - PCT8047
Detail - showing the sentiment inside
Close up of the card - showing the laurel wreaths and running feet!!!
The second card that I've made for this challenge is for our nephew's 16th birthday - which is at the end of the month. I've gone for a slightly grunge look to the card - and I hope that Jacob will like it! I apologise for the quality of the photo - but as I only finished the card last night, I couldn't get a decent photo. I might try to redo the picture later today.
I started with a white base card onto which I stamped some tiny dots - I inked up the stamp did an impression on scrap paper and then stamped onto the card to give a slightly softer finish. Next I added a red grid to the left of the card. Then I used my favourite graffiti stamps on the card. I stamped the circles onto some card - making sure that most of the space was filled and then used my new Wonky Rectangle dies to cut out the mats. I made a smaller mat for the greeting which I mounted onto the card with dimensional tape. I'm really pleased with the card. I also stamped the envelope with the graffiti image. I used my Stampin' Up! colour guide for the colour selection - bold, but not too bright!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit - Sentiments, Off Beat Backgrounds; Lakeland Dotty stamp
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie
Spellbinders: Wonky Rectangles (S4-306) dies #3 and #5
Accessories: Card from stash
Now I'm going to have a quick look around the blogs that have linked up - but I can't stop for too long. Jonathan is back from India today and I'm off to meet him. So I'll catch up with you all later. Take care.