Friday, May 9, 2014

47 down..........................

My oldest son is going to love this and I know y'all are wondering what in the world I am talking about!  On the same day that my grandson turns 12, my oldest son is turning 47....they actually share the same birthday!  My inspirations for this card design came from two Splitcoast Stampers challenges.....the first being the Color Challenge for this week (CC477) which called for us to use Black, White and Pool Party and the "dessert" was to use stenciling and the second being the Sketch Challenge for this week (SC487) and here is an image of it!

I decided I definitely wanted do the stenciling, so I made a chevron stencil out of quilter's plastic using my Sizzix eClips.  I don't own  Stampin' Up "Pool Party" ink, so I substituted some Hero Arts "Soft Pool" ink to mix in with my embossing paste and went from there.  I thought the color came out really close!  I designed and printed my striped paper using my Silhouette Studio software using the codes for the challenge colors.  For the top "circle" I took a piece of white cardstock and used some "Ocean" and "Splash" Mister Huey's Color Mists and and to top it off I used just a little Heidi Swapp "Gold" Color Shine.  I'm afraid my photo does not do it justice!  I then used my Spellbinders "Circles" and my Big Shot to cut the circles.  The "3 MORE TO GO...." was done using a Silhouette Sketch Pen and the "LDT Funky" font....for the "47 down" I used the "Birch Std" font.  I used my "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker to "glitter" the black stripes, the scalloped circle, the black base of the "47" and "down".  To finish off my card I used some "Sparkling Clear" Pink Posh them!  Here are a couple of photos!

And here is a photo of the inside....that way you will understand the "47 down"  I should have used a different font as the "LDT Funky" font is a "thin line" font and it did not show up quite dark enough....I used the "2 Peas Mr. Giggles" font for the "Happy Birthday".

I normally do not like making masculine cards...but this one was actually fun and I think that color combo for a male is really good!  Thanks for stopping by and hurry back!

Supplies List
Papers:  Bazzill "Black", Recollection 110 LB "White" 
Ink:  "Soft Pool" Hero Arts Shadow Ink
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo",  Sizzix eClips"
Accessories:  Dreamweaver "Embossing Paste", Spellbinders "Circles" dies, Pretty Pink Posh "Sparkling Clear" Sequins, "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker, "Ocean" & "Splash" Mister Huey's Color Mists, "Gold" Heidi Swapp  Color Shine


doodlingdebbie said...

Pam, you have such a nice touch with your creations. I like the clean refreshing colors you chose. You are one talentd card maker. Thank you for sharing.

Tine said...

Great card, Pam. Men's cards can be difficult but this one is just perfect. As for multiple birthdays! Tell me about it!!!!!!....LOL.
Tine (Addie24)