Sunday, June 24, 2012

Howdy, Birthday Boy

Card A Day Blog's theme this week is "Teens" which just happened to work perfectly with the family birthday calendar...one of my nephews turns 18 in a few days.  (Ugh, these kids are making me feel old!)  I found this printed cowboy image in my stash and thought it would make a casual "boy card" that's not too young, not too old.

The Details:
  • As usual, I used Kraft cardstock as the base...it just always seems to be the perfect choice for masculine cards.
  • Journeyman tissue tape borders the left edge with some twine wrapped around a couple of times and a "lasso" tied neared the top. 
  • Metal accent not exactly the right color?  Never fear, alcohol inks are here!  These brads started out BRIGHT copper.  Not good for my rustic cowboy.  I dipped them in Latte and Gold Mixative AI and now they're perfectly patina-ed.
  • As a final touch, I colored a portion of a Kraft paper star border with Vintage Photo Distress Stickles.  The old penny copper color is perfect and the stars remind me of spurs.
Supplies:
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Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Kraft’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Portobello Road’ 6x6
Image: Unknown
Inks: Alcohol Ink ‘Latte’, ‘Gold Mixative’
Embellishments: Tim Holtz tissue tape ‘Journeyman’; Stampin’ Up! brads; PTI rustic button twine; Distress Stickles ‘Vintage Photo’;
Tools:  TH paper distresser

6 comments:

  1. Vicki you did a fantastic job on this card! Oh it's perfect for your nephew and the stars are so cool! I really like the image and the tape too, but the stars are the coolest!

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  2. Great card. Love you you made the "lasso"!!

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  3. fab card, love the use of tissue tape!! thanks for joining in at My Mums Craft Shop challenge this week! Gemma :)

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  4. This a FANTASTIC creation! I love the colors & all of those details - Splendid work. Thanks for sharing it :)

    I would be oh, so happy to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com

    Lots of joy!
    Corrinne

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  5. This is just gorgeous,beautiful image .Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends.xxx

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  6. Really nice card--such a great image, and all your details are fabulous!

    :)

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