Sunday, February 20, 2011

Birthday Wishes - Western Style GCA 125

Hello all!!!  So sewing was not that popular last week!  This week we'll try something fun and easy!  Birthday cards!  That's it.  All you need to do is make a birthday card.  It can be for a man, woman or child and whatever colors/theme you like.  It just needs to reference "Birthday" somewhere on the front.

My card this week is for three challenges.  Mine and the Late Night Stampers Yahoo group I belong to.  The challenge for LNS was to make a masculine card.  I think this is masculine!  I also used the Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge on the Technostamper Blog by Mary Jo.

The card base is Marina Mist, layered with Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.  Very Vanilla is my neutral. 

It's hard to see on here, but on the Crumb Cake piece I did the Faux Suede technique.  I also stamped the hat and boot on there in Crumb Cake and spritzed with Soft Suede.  On the Soft Suede panel I stamped the horseshoe and steer head, but they are pretty much covered up on here.

The thing I like the most is the "stitching" on the scallop square piece.  That was done with linen thread, needle and free hand!  I like the rugged look it gives here.  The Soft Suede square was distressed with my distressor tool and then layered with a piece of the Crumb Cake Faux Suede.

The cowboy, from the Out West set, was first stamped on Very Vanilla in Brown ink.  Then he was "cut out" using the Out-of-the-Box technique.  I just love doing this technique with this image.  Once I had him cut to where I wanted, I colored him with my aquapainter, stamp lid inks and markers.  The main image/Crumb Cake piece is up on dimensionals as is the entire scallop square.

My birthday sentiment is from the SAB set, So Happy For You, stamped in Marina Mist.  I tried the curly/pennant tag on here.  Need some more work on that!

On the inside I stamped the boot in Soft Suede, steer head in Crumb Cake and the hat in Night of Navy on Marina Mist.  The hat is popped up.  The sentiment is non-SU!

Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by February 26, 2011 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, Stampin' Connection (for SU! demos) or Stamp TV, please put GCA125 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!

Happy Stamping!!!!



MJ said...

Perfect! You hit all three challenges right on the head! Great card, I love the hand stitching. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Chelsea said...

Great card .... Love all of the details!

Anonymous said...

Very, very cute! Love your stitching & button. You go girl!

Mary said...

Gorgeous card. Here is my card.

Lawren said...

Here is my card. It is actually the second card in the post.
Western must have been the theme for this week. My card is western as well.

Made by Mandy said...

Love your big chunky button, great card for a man.

Here's mine My Submission

Daniella said...

Made by Mandy said...

Another one from me My Submission

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Hi Ann, thanks for an easy challenge this week. Your cards, as always, are great!

Yogi said...

here's my card Thanks for looking

Mary said...

Here is another card.

Designs By MeMe said...

Here is my card