After a long week, it's always nice to see Friday arrive. :) This week is no exception. Our weather has been absolutely crazy. Last Saturday, we went about in shirt sleeves and no jackets, Sunday we were snowed in and by late afternoon couldn't get off our hill. Monday brought LOTS of rain and today more snow. Craziness!! :)
This week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge is to make a masculine birthday card. Since our son's birthday was yesterday (how can my first baby be 27?!?), I made mine with him in mind. He loves to go to Ely, MN, camp on an island and fish. So, I used the Campsite for the focal image and the campfire from Campfire Goodies to accent one of the sentiments from Masculine Birthday Greetings.
I knew I wanted to use kraft and for masculine cards, I really like brown & blue with kraft. So, that influenced the mat color and the color of the tent. I found some old wood-grained paper in my stash. A little embossing and direct-to-paper inking added to the woody look. The tent scene was reverse-framed using nestabilities. The campfire and tent scene were colored with copics. The sentiment and campfire were popped up for some dimension. Stickles add some sparkle to the fire and a glitter pen adds some interest to the moon & stars. Faux stitching and inking help the sentiment fit in with the theme.
I used lots of interior decorating. The interior sentiment was generated in Word using the Americana font. More faux stitching and inking carry the rustic theme to the interior.
On the left side of the interior, I made a pocket to hold a gift card. I used the same embossing/inking technique for the pocket. I mimicked the front sentiment by the computer generated label and the puppy from the Let's Go Fishing Puppy set. The puppy was colored with copics. A glitter pen adds metallic sparkle to the tag on his collar and a glaze pen makes his nose shiny. The puppy and banner are also popped up on pop-dots. You can see that a little better in the picture for the right side of the interior.
Cardstock: Recollections (kraft), Bazzill (navy), Copic (sentiments and images)
Patterned Paper: Hot Off the Press
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Digis (Campsite, Campfire Goodies, Let's Go Fishing Puppy, Masculine Birthday Greetings)
Ink: Memento (Toffee Crunch, Expresso Truffle)
Copics: Tent (B21, 23, 26, G07, 09, 14, 17, YG05, BG10, Y11, 17, C-0, C-1, N0, N1), Fire (E33, 35, 37, Y11, 13, 15, R27, YR07, 21), Puppy (E24, 31, 29, 50, B21, 23, 26)
Tools and Embellishments: Sharpie fine point pen (brown), Sakura Gelly Roll pen (clear star), Sakura Glaze pen, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Distressed Stripes), Spellbinders (Deckled Rectangles Large & Small), Stickles (Star Dust)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday #146 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #72 - Anything Goes
Spark Your Creativity #7 - Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal - Use favorite color with kraft
V's Sweet Ideas #9 - Masculine theme
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons #41 - One for the Boys (masculine theme - doesn't have to have ribbons)
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge #57 - Stitching - real or faux
I hope you'll join us this week for our Masculine Birthday Challenge. And I'd also like to wish Ian, the best son a mom could every hope for, a very Happy Birthday!!