Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Camper - SNSDC97

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!!


Cynthia said...

Perfect card for your outdoorsman, Stephanie!

Ann Tuck said...

You have put a lot of love in this card for your son Stephanie. It's a beautiful card for a man who loves the outdoors. It does make you wonder where the years have gone, when you think of the ages of your children - my eldest, our son, is 45 - and I don't feel a day older than that myself! lol!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much for sharing this darling card at both Word Art Wednesday and V's Sweet Ideas. I'm blessed to have you play along, and really appreciate it. Hope all is well.

Rea said...

Fun card with the wood background. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

Tessa en Anke said...

Lovely boys card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
hugs Anke

Sandy said...

What a great card! You used the images in such a great way! I love how you added the fire to your sentiment and then the dog on the inside. The embossed wood grain background is a great touch! Love this card!

Kristi said...

What a awesome masculine card! I love the image and really love how you embellished the inside: that's something we sometimes neglect. My baby will be 26 this June so I know what you mean:the years go by so fast! Hope you staying warm and dry! Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays!


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fabulous creation Stephanie! LOVE that background ... very 'woodsey'! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

Laura said...

Beautiful card
Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons

Gail said...

Stephanie - I love this birthday card - very much masculine! I like that campfire in the left corner too!

gRiSeL™ said...

What a beautiful card! Lovely choice of vibrant colors and I adore all the textures!! Thanks for playing along with us at V's Sweet Challenge! (:


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