Today is my brother-in-law's birthday. This is the card that I am putting in the mail today. Yep, I'm a wee bit tardy on this one. I'm sharing it on here today because I'm sure he doesn't check out my blog. I've taken on three challenges with this card: Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge #235, The Friday Mashup #93 (birthday and brads), and Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #62 - New Toys (in this case, ribbon and a stamp set that has never seen ink).
The first thing you will notice is I turned the card 90 degrees so the image I wanted to use would work. The base is More Mustard card stock. The water pump image from the Countryside stamp set was stamped on Watercolor paper with StazOn ink and colored using More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
and Raspberry Ripple ink pads and Blender Pens. The speckles were added using the Color Spritzer tool and the Early Espresso marker. I matted the image with Island Indigo card stock. A piece of Naturals Ivory card stock was run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder. Orchard Harvest designer paper was also matted with Island Indigo card stock and attached to the embossed layer. The sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on More Mustard card stock with Early Espresso ink, punched out with the retired Round Tab Punch and attached to the bottom of the designer paper layer. I added a piece of Natural Trim Ribbon and More Mustard and Cajun Craze brads. The layer was then attached to the card. Dimensionals were used to pop up the image on the card front. I always have a hard time coming up with masculine cards. This ribbon was perfect in this instance but I eliminated the bow for obvious reasons. Thanks for stopping by. Check back again.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets: Countryside (w-#116998/c-#120495); Teeny Tiny Wishes (w-#115370/c-#127802)
Ink: More Mustard Classic Stampin' Pad (#103162); Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad (#119671); Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad (#119670); Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad (#122937); Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad (#122935); Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad (#126859); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406); Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker (#119680)
Card Stock/Designer Paper: More Mustard Card Stock (#100946); Naturals Ivory Card Stock (#101849); Island Indigo Card Stock (#122923); Watercolor Paper (#122959); Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (#126895)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#127821); Color Spritzer Tool (#107066); Blender Pens (#102845); Round Tab Punch (retired)
The Finishing Touches: Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon (#129287); 3/16" Regals Brads (#119737); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)