Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Birthday Time!

With two "Birthday" challenges going on, I decided to make a birthday card that I will need in August! Imagine getting a card done a month ahead of time! Now I will probably forget where I place it!! Linking this us to Inspiration Journal's "Happy Birthday American or Other Birthday Celebration" and Lisa's Bloggers Challenge "They Say It's Your Birthday." Thanks Lisa, the challenge title worked out so well for me!
Decided to use Tim's Kraft Resist paper and I clear embossed the mechanical tools and then did some distress inking! Once done with that, I ironed off the EP.
The "Time Traveler" was stamped using Black Archival on Ranger's Specialty Paper and watered colored using Distress markers.  I did not want this to be very bulky for mailing, so added some of Tim's rub-ons for a little interest and fun!
The Pocket Watch was cut from grunge paper and colored with Distress Stain and Marker. The sentiment is from Stamping Up.  Nothing too fancy here. It took more time to think about what to do then anything, but isn't that how it goes?

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week!

Stamps: Tim's and Stampin Up
Distress Markers: Fired Brick, Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye
Distress Stain: Wild Honey
Inks: Black Archival, Distress Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint
Kraft Resist and Specialty Stamping Paper

30 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry. This looks brilliant! The way you have added so much without the bulk is clever...some really great ideas.
Dot x

Netty said...

The cost of postage is very high and this wonderful card looks fab, hugs Annette x

spikescreativeside said...

Terry, what a great card! Love the inkiness of it and smart to use elements to keep it as flat as possible. Of which, I'm going to be reaching for those rub-ons more often!

Thanks so much for sharing your card with us for the celebrating Birthdays Challenge at the Inspiration Emporium!

Hugs

Spike

Michele said...

perfect masculine card with great sentiments throughout. wonderful stamping and composition. xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh I love the Kraft resist paper you used- I used that on a card yesterday for the first time : ) Love the image you used and I am with you about the cost of postage and making cards flat!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love these images.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh well done getting ahead with this and good luck with putting it in a safe place (been there, done that).
Fabulous male card, bet whoever it is for will love it! Great way to use the Kraft resist!!

Christi Conley said...

You sound like me - I make stuff & forget where I put it. The curse of making things too early (fortunately I don't do it too often - LOL) Beautious card - love the Kraft paper & how you put the words on the watch :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece Terry! Always good to save on postage, it is so expensive over here, too. Hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful details and colour, the kraft paper is perfect for this. I know I would forget where I'd put it it I'd I'd made it so far ahead lol. Flights booked for next year again yay.
hugs {brenda} x0x

die amelie said...

LOVE that pocket watch, Terry!

And your card is a perfect make for a man's birthday. Honestly, I would be happy to receive a birthday card like this too...(not girl enough? *lol).

Hugs,
die amelie x

butterfly said...

Love the muted greens on the kraft resist - what a fabulous look... and the colouring on the time traveller is great. I can see I'm going to have to give in to the pocket watch thing - brilliant embellishment!
Alison x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous background, great masculine card Terry

kind regards, Alie :-)

Sandra said...

Stunning birthday card! Love the time traveler guy! The background is amazing! Hope that you know where you placed it when it's time to send it and the birthday person can enjoy it! Hugs, Sandra

Redanne said...

A wonderful male themed card, love that Kraft resist and the pocket watch is a great embellishment. Had to smile that it took longer thinking it up - quite the norm for me! Hugs, Anne x

Jingle said...

This is wonderful!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous card, Terry. Love the way you did the watch, and that is my kind of ironing!!

Krisha said...

Great card Terry!! I love the less bulky aspect of it, yet you have so much detail. Good luck on the challenges!

inkypinkycraft said...

a really great make, just love it! cool colours and great make do love that guy! hugs trace x

Ira Huberts said...

Love this Terry! Your card oozes masculinity, it has all the right components and colours! Hugs, Ira x
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Talis Bastelballon said...

This is wonderful Terry

Meggymay said...

Fantastic masculine card Terry, great pocket watch.
Yvonne x

stampdiva said...

Wonderful card Terry - like the pocket watch.
Wishes
Lynne

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, awesome pocket watch, you are so creative! ~Diane

wwilloww said...

You've created a great masculine birthday card!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous masculine card Terry - love the added pocket watch, just perfect for the stamps! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Buttons said...

Do love the background on this one Terry. You do 'male' so well! Hugs, Jenny x

Sophie said...

Eine fantastische und gro├čartige Karte.
CHAPEAU!

Sandy said...

He really is a very distinguished looking gentleman - and they all carry pocket watches you know. Great card and how smart of you to get ahead!!
Sandy

Martina2801 said...

Dear Terry, your work is always nothing less than stunning! This piece is no exception! SO BEAUTIFUL!

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