Tuesday, August 16, 2011

WOW! It has been a while........

I can't believe how long it has been since I was able to stamp something that I can share - and boy have I missed it!!!  If you know me personally - you know that we hosted a baseball player for the summer from Colorado so we have been engulfed in his games  -it has been a really fun summer - busy, but fun!!  Well, he turns 21 on Sunday so I needed to whip him out a card to mail with his birthday gift.  I have some serious stamper's block going on - awful!  I have been stamping all summer, I made him a scrapbook of his season/summer here but not much cards unless it was for a class or club.  So - you know I had to turn to a challenge........What better challenge that the Create with Connie and Mary challenge - this week was a sketch challenge. Wanna see????


Kind of feminine, I think....but I think I manned it up  - wanna see what I did?



I know - I took some creative liberties here.  I flipped the sketch.......took the three elements that would be at the top of the flipped sketch and put it at the bottom - one element instead of three.......please don't beat me.....pretty please.......

I am on a time crunch here- but I will tell you I am LOVIN' the new designer series paper, Well Worn.  And the sentiment came from the hostess set, many birthday wishes. I adhered it to the new denim ribbon with a safety pin from trinkets.  Oh Yeah - the denim ribbon.......I bet you are all thinking that it will be stiff....like blue jeans - it isn't.......so pliable.  I am really liking it too.  shocker, uh?  LOL

Here is a closer look at the main image - the scallop circle is cut from the new pennant die.....a MUST have!  I also inked the chipboard numbers with the not quite navy craft ink spot. 



Everything on the card was roughed up and dirtied up - what do you think?  Make sure to keep checking back - I am going to share his entire scrapbook with all of you.  minus the sappy journaling at the end - LOL

8 comments:

Nance said...

Dude, this is a great "man" card! Love how you've flipped the sketch and love the grungy look--perfect for a young guy! Thanks for playing along with us at CCMC!

Mary Brown said...

What a FABULOUS card and I LOVE how you flipped the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow...great job "manning up" that sketch! Love how you turned the sketch! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

This is awesome!! It looks 'manly' but very 'cool', too! I love the distressing and colors!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa said...

I love this! So manly! Perfect for that 21 yr. old guy! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Absolutely perfect! I love your choice of colours and that you flipped the design. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Renée said...

I LOVE this! The banner sentiment is perfect and your colours are awesome1 Thanks for playing with us at CCMC :)

stephanie said...

love the look of your card with the denim ribbon----Looking forward to seeing your posts on the scrapbook that you made for your bball house guest. He's one lucky fellow to end up at your home :)