Saturday, February 27, 2010

Teen birthday card

You can see that I am a little rusty but am trying to get my mojo back. This design has been in my head for some time but had to get onto paper for my oldest grandson's 15th birthday on March 1st! I had never made a starburst before, knew how it should look but had some issues with cutting one out. Then I used the wrong glue for the glittered star which took overnight to dry even with heat setting it. Next my black embossing powder wouldn't brush off the card base so there are spots not supposed to be there..This is what I came up with and I know CJ won't notice all the mistakes that my critical eye found!
SU's Extreme Guitar is a great stamp for teens and blends well with Friends Rock set. My cardstock is SU Ballet Blue & Whisper White, the accent is a textured silver paper. The star chipboard covered in red glitter and black embossing powder are Stampin'Up. This card qualifies for the central theme of SCS Dirty Dozen Fan Club Interactive this month and color challenge to use Olympic colors this week.
Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Grandson's 6th Birthday!

Today is a very special day in our family because it is the birthday of my daughter Susan and her her youngest child and only son, Roman. I made this card for him because his loves to ride his bike when the ground isn't covered with snow. With all the snow we have had this winter he, Ellie and the neighbor kids have had a ball sledding, building snow forts with Dad and playing in the snow. This has been great for all the family since they haven't lived in many places where there is much or any snow...storing up snow fun for the next tour of duty for Sam which may be in a warmer climate.

For this card I chose Stampin'Up Brilliant Blue cs for the base and Green Galore for the accent and bike color (close to the acutual color as I could get). The stamp set is SU Just Riding, perfect for a growing boy! The helmut is Brilliant Blue with Silver Stickles for accent. I also used Stickles to give the bike a metalic paint look. The sentiment if from SU Birthday Whimsy. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Cupcake paper pack and shows bikes of all colors.

I am hoping to get back to posting regularly, visiting blogs and keeping up with all of you my friends. I have a lot of birthdays in the next few months to make cards for and I don't have enough in my 'already made' boxes which means I have to get busy. Luckily I have a lovely card already for Sue and didn't have to start from scratch.

Take care and keep stamping!