Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Ben!

My son, Ben, will turn 8 on Thursday...no April fools! He thinks he's getting too old for the little cutesy cards, so I had to think "big boy" for this one:)

The Autumn Meadows DSP was just what I needed for a rugged and tattered look for my big boy. The bicycle image from the Just Riding set, and the sentiment from All Holidays were inked up in Chocolate Chip then stamped onto one of the patterns from the DSP pack.. a little collage stamping was also added using the Extreme Elements set.

Notice the book print strip...our school was getting rid of some old books today, so I grabbed one that I could use for card scraps. I cut a small piece and added Creamy Caramel ink to paper to add to the distressed look of the card, then attached a couple of the Jumbo Chocolate Chip brads to finish it off. To finish it all off, I distressed the edges using the Cutter Kit.

We'll be baking cupcakes for Ben to take to school on Thursday, so I may not have a chance to create and post a project tomorrow night...but Spring Break starts Friday and hopefully that means LOTS of stamping time for me:)

Stamps: Just Riding, All Holidays, Extreme Elements
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal CS, Autumn Meadows DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Taken with Teal
Other: Jumbo Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, Cutter Kit, book print (non-SU)


LeAnne said...

Very cute....I love this set! It definitely is a "big boy" card!

jamfiescreations1 said...

This is such a cute card, you did a great job.

Kathy Martin said...

Fabulous! Perfect boy card! I can't always make masculin cards! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Super awesome b-day card!!! Your son will love it!!! I have a hard time with *boy* cards....can you tell we are a *4 girl 1 guy* household...LOL!!!

Happy birthday to your son Ben!!! I hope he will have a fabulous day!!! Hugs ~S~

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! This is awesome, a great guy look!