Great Blue Heron

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

a bit of grunge

Good morning everyone! Hope your weekend is going well.

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my future grandson - my son Mark is engaged to Anna who has 2 young boys -Ethan - who just turned 9, and James who is 5. So the card I made is for Ethan.  Anna and Mark had a party for him yesterday and we went up to the big city (London) to join in the fun.

I usually don't make kids cards - one - because I don't have anyone young to make them for, and second- because I don't usually get asked for kids cards - so with saying that I have very limited 'young boys' images/stamps.  So I racked my brain all this week trying to dig through my stamps to see what might work - everything seemed to old for a 9 yr old, and then I came across my  gorgeous grunge set from SU- perfect!

This is how it turned out:

I started by using the SU gorgeous grunge set and stamped away using pumpkin pie, bermuda bay, and black.

I used PTI - birthday die and cut 2 from black card stock.  I glued them together to give it a bit more thickness and stability,and was just going to glue to the front of the card, but then decided to inlay it into the card.  So I cut the birthday once again out of the front of my card.  I glued the black birthday sentiment into the negative portion of the card. I love the look by doing this - so cool. I then stamped 'it's your' in black versafine.

Once everything was put together, I needed something on the top portion of the card since it looked bare - so dug out my star dies and cut up a couple different sizes and ended up with the size above. I finished it off with a number '9' cut from my quickutz die set (I have not used this set in about 10 yrs!) I completely forgot I had this set. 

I'm really pleased on how this turned out, but I think I need to look for a couple of younger boy images so I will have these on hand for future.

Thanks for your visit today.  Enjoy the rest of your day,

stamp - SU Gorgeous Grunge, PTI - birthday cheer
ink - black versafine, SU pumpkin pie, bermuda bay
die - PTI birthday cheer - matching die set, spellbinder star dies, quikutz - alphabet/number set
paper - cougar 100 lb white, black, SU bermuda bay, orange




NancyT said...

Great job Pauline. This card just works as well as an image card. Love the background stamps - almost gives you a feeling of a paint gun splatter image. I'm sure Ethan loved the card. I can see where this was a little bit of a challenge as you are used to colouring images. This is a wonderful boy card. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, wow!! This is so awesome, and it's exactly perfect for 9 yr old Ethan! What a challenge it is to make cards for boys that age and up, but you couldn't possibly have done better. Love the colors, stamps, die cuts, and the solid border along the side. I just can't say enough 'cause it's so great, especially in light of how difficult this kind of card is. You aced it, Pauline!

Kerri said...

LOVE LOVE!! the colours are awesome and love your layout!!!!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

Love it - just perfect.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Debbie said...

Great card Pauline. Thanks for sharing. I like the inlay birthday. I am sure the nine-year old thought it was a cool card!

CherylQuilts said...

I'm behind, Pauline, but I saw this on SCS and LOVE it! It's definitely not your normal style, but I know one nine-year-old is going to love it too. I love the grunge and the colors you've used with the stacked stars. And I always like to add a number for any little person. Hugs, sweet friend! (Spring is coming!)

Tracy said...

It's absolutely fantastic! All those splatters and spots just scream little boy. LOL Great job!