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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Birthday Wishes in Blue

In just a few weeks my son will have a birthday, so I've got masculine birthday cards on the mind! No flowers, butterflies, no ribbon or glitter...
The largest frame is on the outside of the card, framing the window. The others are mounted on the inside. 
To top it off, the DT challenge this week was 'no coloring'...what?! That's almost as difficult for me as making a CAS card! lol  But I do so love a challenge and stretching my creative muscles, so after a few attempts using a rainbow palette ( I know...doesn't sound very boyish, right?) I decided on layers of blue, brown and white with silver accents.


My son is one of those boys that comes home happily covered in dirt, so a little distressing was called for using my favorite Distress Ink - you've got it - Vintage Photo! The silver brads were a little too 'clean' so I distressed them, too, with the Tim Holtz texture hammer using the attachment with the metal beads.


Have you taken a peek at the Challenge Post? Lots of great inspiration to be found...hope to see something you've made, too!

Inky hugs,
Angi

Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps: Patterned Balloons (F514), Flourish Birthday Wish (E742)
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Vintage Photo
Paper: Stampin' Up! Cardstock
Other: clear embossing powder, silver brads, Tim Holtz Texture Hammer, Spellbinders Labels Two

5 comments :

Jenny said...

Masculine cards always feel so confining to me...but u make it look easy! Love the balloon background, colors and frames Angi!

Tammy Ortiz said...

Outstanding job! I love the blue

Deloris said...

Great masculine bday card! Love how you created your own designer paper with that fun balloon stamp!

April said...

You did great with the challenge this week!!! I love those balloons! I am terrible with masculine cards...I mean...no glitter...really??!!! LOL!

CREATIVE M said...

Great Job!Love that "blue".TFS

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