Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Masculine Birthday

Hello, Blog friends! I am glad I never publicly proclaimed my New Year's Resolution this year was to update my blog more! Well, I can always try sticking to that again starting in May, right?
On Sunday it was my sister-in-law and her son's birthday. Our Nephew, Sam, turned 17, and I made the following card for him!

I was pretty happy with how it turned out! He really enjoyed the card, too, which really made me feel good! He kept touching it and asking me how I made the background, and telling me he kept the cards I'd made him in the passed, and that he was going to hang it up on the wall in his room! Now, how sweet is that!?
All the supplies are Papertrey Ink, except the patterned paper I used to mat the focal point. The paper is October Afternoon, Seaside, and it looks like wood that has been painted grey. I also cut that out by hand, by tracing the Mat Stack 4 die on the back of the paper, and cutting slightly around it. The card base is Soft Stone, and stamped the Newsprint background in Versamark, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I recently acquired some beautiful wood buttons that Papertrey Ink used to sell prior to my discovering them. I was asking about them one day on the messageboards, and the sweet and talented Nadine, was so kind and offered to send me some from her stash! Let me just say how genuinely nice the ladies (and Ted) are on the Papertrey Ink Messageboards! So, I really contemplated about adding a few of those buttons to embellish this card, I really thought they looked so cool with the patterned paper, and the rocking chair, and would really tie together the whole rustic wood theme. But, oh I just could not make myself use one of those precious wood buttons, even though she did send me a very generous amount, and would've had plenty left! That's awful, isn't it!? Please tell me you can relate!

Supplies: (all supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Paper: Soft Stone cardstock, October Afternoon patterned
Stamps: Background Basics, Newsprint; Chair-ished; Say It With Style
Ink: Versamark, Dark Chocolate,  Smokey Shadow, Chai and Chamomile vintage inks
Other: Clear embossing powder, Rustic Cream button twine, Mat Stack 4 die

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous day!


Monica K. said...

Such a fun card, Jess! Love it!! And I'm so glad your nephew loved it too. It is always a wonderful feeling when our cards are appreciated. :) And I know what you mean about not wanting to use up your stash! ;) I say go for it next time though! When you see how cool it looks on the card, it will make you feel better about using it! :)

Marlene said...

Great pun-ny card! Glad to see you back, should stick around more! LOL!

Belinda said...

So fun! Love the punny card!