... I've been doing quite well recently, combining a couple of challenges in one card. And this card is no exception - and it is a special card too. I used the current sketch layout from Just Us Girls - JUGS118 and for colour inspiration I've used the photo from For Your Inspiration - FYI#21.
It's Ben's 16th birthday tomorrow - the years have simply flown by!! My mum asked me to make Ben a special card from her - and this is it. I know I'm safe putting it up on my Blog today because Ben won't see it here! Ben has told me that he likes it when I make cards with layers - which the JUGS sketch has a plenty! The soft browns and touch of green and blue in the inspiration photo gave me the colour scheme. There is blue (check out the flag) in the picture.
In my stash I found some "For Him" papers and the pattern on this sheet sort of echos the pattern on the roof. I distressed the edge of the paper with Vintage Photo and stamped the grid and faux stitching. I also distressed the edge of the card with Faded Jeans. I cut the smaller shapes from some coordinating paper, distressed them and stamped some images from my favourite set - Free Spirit Boy. For the focal image I used a couple of nesties to cut the blue and white layers. On the white circle I stamped the circles in Versamark, heat embossed and then added colour with distress inks. I positioned the sentiment with my stamp-a-ma-jig, and used a couple of arrows cut from coordinating papers to highlight it. I finished off by added a few metallic looking cogs made by sticking clear holographic peel offs onto the scrap paper and cutting it all out! I think Ben will be really pleased with this card and the contents too!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy, Off Beat Backgrounds; Hobby Art - Happy Birthday
Inks: Distress - Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans; Kaleidcolor - Cappuccino Delight
Spellbinders: Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) #5, Labels 12 (S4-247) #1, Labels 3 (S4-189) #5
Accessories: Papermania - For Him; Sprocket peel offs and card from stash
I've noticed from my counter that I've got another new follower - hello and welcome to Olga - so glad you joined me! I managed to get one of the Monster High Dolls for Kathryn's friend, not quite the one that Kathryn suggested, but the only one left in the area! It seems these dolls are rather popular. Tonight Kathryn will be making a birthday card for her friend - hopefully, I'll be able to share that with you tomorrow. See you then!