Saturday, March 14, 2015

A Western Birthday

Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Anja de Regt our challenge hostess for March, continues to bring us fun challenges. 

For our challenge this week Anja has challenged us to Bring on the Bling!!! It can be glitter, rhinestones, shimmery watercolors, twinkling H20's, paper, mixed media, glimmer mist .... and anything else that might fit in this category.

On a recent visit to my favorite papercraft store, I was browsing the papers after I had finished teaching a class to see if there was anything new I needed. While I was browsing I came upon this western themed paper which I think has been there for ages but it hadn't caught my eye before. I thought it would be perfect to created a male themed card so of course I grabbed a sheet.

When I started creating this card, I wasn't really thinking it would work for this challenge but I just had to get my pop up card made using it .... but as the creative process continued I was able to add some bling so I am using it for this challenge.

To create the pop up portion of the card I used the Happy Birthday Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs

I added Champagne Silk Microfine Glitter to the stars and also added some rhinestones to the centre of the of the stars on the star border at the top of the card.

I only have two males that I need to make cards for, so I decided to make this one for my Son in Law, I normally need to make at least 3 or 4 for him each year so that my daughters, grand children etc can give him a card ... so I added his name to the lower box section using the Alphabet 1 Caps from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To decorate the front of the card I pulled out some older western themed stamps I have from MFT Stamps.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Howdy - MFT Stamps
Paper: Brown; Rust; Edamame Horseshoe DP - K & Co
Dies: Happy Birthday Pop Up Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Alphabet 1 Caps - Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Western Star Border Duo; MFT Die-namics Howdy Frames
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Champagne Gold Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Kraft Ink; Star Brads; Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics


Peggy said...

What a fabulous card! Got a lot going on with this card! Love every element!

Karen Aicken said...

Love how you turned this challenge into a fabulous masculine card. Great card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love this one