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Sunday, 14 August 2011

My Son's Birthday Card

My blog has felt a tad neglected but in the last 10 days I have only made 2 cards as I have had my sister and her three children staying so they could do some more work on clearing my late mum's house.  My craft tardis has been shut a lot of that time so it isn't very happy with me but that is what sometimes has to happen ie life taking over.
One of the cards I made was for my son's 19th birthday yesterday.  The backing paper/toppers was a freebie from Crafts U Print.  My son has been car mad from an early age.  I decoupaged the main image up three times to give it some height and also cut out plenty of extra cars to use on the front, inside and back of the car.  They were a bit fiddly to cut out in parts but well worth it.  I printed the sentiment off the computer, cut it out with a Spellbinders oval scallop die and then used my Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink and cut and dry foam whilst the stencil was still in.  I like this effect as it looks like faux matting and layering.  Overall apart from the decoupage and embellishments from the sheets ie flags/ribbons, the card was kept very minimalist as that is what he likes.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Happy birthday
Tuesday Throwdown - Birthday
Crafts and Me - Make it count - hope adding 19th birthday is OK of it not delete
Divas by Design - Birthdays
Charisma Cardz - Distressing
Pixie Dust - Boys will be boys
Crafts 4 Eternity - Colour recipe
Mark's Finest Papers - Distress our cards
Totally Gorjuss - Round and round
Pile it On - Blue, blue, blue


Beryl K said...

Great card Kym, what a brilliant idea for a motor racing fan
Beryl x

Donna Mosley said...

A really great card Kym, love the track & fab cars.

Donna x

Cheryl said...

oh this is one great card hun brilliant idea too hun hugs cherylxxxx

Vicky said...

Just so fabulous Kym....and thanks for joining us at Divas too..!

hugs Vicky xx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Kym this is such a fun and fabulous card. Just perfect for the race car fan. The blue color is lovely. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is such a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week. Good luck in the drawing.

Bear Hug,

Lizzie said...

What a great card !! Its so hard to make the men cards !!! Love the idea !!
Thanks for joining us this week at C4E

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great guy card Kym! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Heike said...

Wow, your card is beautiful, lovely Details and colors. Thank you for playing along with Totally Gorjuss this week!


pinky said...

Glad you got some time to play Kym, thats not an easy task sorting out your late Mum's house:( I love your card, perfect for the occasion and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week. Hugs

Rose said...

Kym, your car and track images look fabulous on this great Birthday card. Lovin' that number in your sentiment too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Make It Count challenge. ~ Rose

Janeen said...

great idea for a teen. lots of fussy work cutting out those cards. Thank you for entering the "distressing" challenge at Mark's finest papers with Speedy the cat.

MiamiKel said...

Your card is super!! Such a bright visual and a great teen card - great work! Thanks for joining the Pixie Dust Challenge this week!

Rebekah said...

Just fabulous! Thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Loved reading about how you made this truly fabulous card! Thanks for sharing your creativity at Pile it On this week!

Leah the Orange said...

it's too cute, and he's gonna LOVE this! what a fabby job on a boy card, and great job with the challenge! thanks for joining the Charisma Galz this week!

michele said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Anita said...

This is such a fun and cute card. Thanks for playing in the Divas challenge.

Steph said...

Great card. Love how you've done the inside too! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x