Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Birthday for Him

Here, at the place where I live, we have what we call the Residents Association and they like to be sure all those who need a card for any occasion get one.  Since I make cards on a regular basis, I've volunteered to provide cards when they are needed.  Each month we get a newsletter with all the birthdays listed for the month and I hand deliver a handmade card to each person on the list.  I really enjoy brightening someone's birthday with a special card made just for them.

Today I've combined two challenges to make this birthday card.  The colors from The Friday Mashup Challenge were perfect for a guy card.  One of the elements was to have a "see-thru" element on the card so I simply cut a circle out of the front of the card and stamped the image from The Open Sea stamp set on the inside of the card.  I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.


Stamp Sets:  Four You (sentiment), The Open Sea; Inks:  Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate; Card Stock:  Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Circle Collection Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, 1/8" Mini Brads, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

You can find this week's challenge at The Friday Mashup! 

http://www.fridaymashup.com/2015/03/fm201-can-you-see-it.html

The sketch is from the current Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

http://www.papercraftcrew.com/pcccs-136-card-sketch/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

8 comments:

  1. this is such a perfect card for a guy, i love the ship in the background!!! thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!!

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    1. Thanks, Tracey! I'm having so much fun designing more guy cards.

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  2. What a fabulous combination of both challenges Marsha! I love your ship peeking through the window and the wood grain dsp works so well with your theme too! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew this week :-)

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    1. Thanks, Jan! You guys make it easy with such great challenges.

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  3. What a fantastic card! I love the ship peeking through the window sheet! Thanks for joining us at Friday Mashup!

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    1. Thanks, Breelin! I love the colors for the sketch and the "see-thru" element. Perfect for a guy card.

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  4. This is fabulous! I love how you "attached" your anchor. Absolutely fantastic details in this card. Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I tried to stay true to a nautical theme with the rope patterned paper. I just plain had fun with this one. :-)

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