Thursday, June 26, 2014

Guy's Birthday Card

Todd, our grandson-in-law's birthday is the 29th and so I made this card for him.  I don't know about you, but it is harder for me to do a guy/boy's card than anything else.  First of all, I don't think they have near the fun and cute dies that are available for women/girls.  And, It is hard not to "frill" them up.  But, this is what I came up for Todd.

Have a truckload of fun on your birthday.  The stamps are both very grungy, so they might be hard to see/read.  In real life though they look just fine. 
I started out using water color paper. I inked a brayer with Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Ripe Persimmon Distressed Inks (separately) and brayered each ink until I got the look I wanted.  Then I did the same thing for the bottom Peacock feathers and Vintage Photo.  I spritz them lightly with water making sure all the inks were blended together.
Using Time Holtz Slight Alterations, I stamped over the bottom for texture.  The trees were stamped and everything was dried with a heat tool.
A piece of dry wall tape that had been inked was laid on top of the bottom.    The small town was attached after stamping it with another stamp from the Slight Alterations stamp set.  The truck and sentiment were popped up. This card was easy once I figured out what I was doing. 
Products used that can be purchased from Terri at
Zutter Distresser
Special Boy Stamp - F401 - Our Daily Bread
Slight Alterations Stamp- CMS060 - Tim Holtz
Autumn Treasures Stamp - G1896 - Memory Box
Winter Neighborhood Border - B323 - Cheery Lynn
Potting Soil - Archival Ink - Wendy Vecchi
Distressed Inks - Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo- Wild Honey- Fired Brick - Ripe Persimmon


Gretchen Wilson said...

Joan this card is awesome, what a wonderful card for a guy.

Diane said...

OH yes I agree, the guy cards are the hardest..but I love this the background and the image is pure guy "perfect"!!!