January 29, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - They Say It's your Birthday!

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  This weeks theme is Birthday!  Today's also a special birthday in my house, my oldest is 16th today,  Happy Birthday Jimmy! 

Here's the card I created for his birthday, very fitting, don't you think?

I used the Burnt Edges Technique to add color to my White card stock.  I stamped the Truck from the Home Plate from Artistic Outpost in Black Archival Ink, then using a SAMJ, added the sentiment from the Cutie Pie Plate.  To personalize my card, I used the Times Roman 15 Point Font from JustRite, and the Horizontal Wood Stamper, stamping "Jimmy" in Black Momento Ink on Creamy Caramel card stock.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Word Window Punch to punch the sentiment.  To make my Word Window smaller, I simply put my stamped card stock back into my punch as shown, and punch the edge off.  I adhered this to a Black punched panel, and repeated the cutting method to make the panel smaller.  I attached the stamped tag and a Locket Key from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Line to a jump ring then to a piece of Silver Satin Ribbon.  The background paper is from the Basic Grey Origins line.  All of the edges are distressed - I can't wait to get my hands on the new Electronic Distresser from Zutter - I used it at CHA, it makes for some great vintage edges!
Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Home; Cutie Pie; JustRite Times Roman Font 15 Point
Ink - Black Archival, Black Momento, Ranger Distress Ink Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot, Scattered Straw
Card Stock - White, Black, Creamy Caramel
Other - Distressing Tool, Ink Blending Tool, Silver Satin Ribbon, Basic Grey Origins, Locket Key, Jump Ring, Word Window Punch, JustRite Horizontal Wood Stamper. SAMJ, Sponge Dauber

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Looking for more birthday inspiration, click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to see what the other challenge players created this week.

22 comments :

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very fitting fer sure, he will luv it! 16, my oh my, where does time go? Luv the card Lisa....

Lisa said...

What a great card for you young man! I always forget I can shorten or lengthen the Word Window punch! Thanks for reminding me!

pezadoodle said...

yes a perfect card for the occasion! 16 YIKES - let the fun begin!!!!! you will definitely NOT want to check this link on my blog......
http://pezadoodle.wordpress.com/2009/09/20/when-your-teens-drive-blog-truffle-at-the-end/

hhahhahahha!
love ya!
M

Basement Stamper said...

Happy Birthday Jimmy!! Lisa-this card is perfect! Love the vintage feel of it.

Ida P. Krause said...

This is perfect for a 16th birthday. Love the vintage look.

Claudia said...

Love the key! It so adds to the whole look!

Margaret Raburn said...

Very cool! Great ideas with the key; love that silver satin ribbon too! Great work!

Connie said...

How fun for a 16th birthday! Great job, Lisa!

leenda said...

It's my birthday! Do you have a card using a convertible...in red??
Happy B-day to Jimmy! Fabulous card!

Connie Paxman said...

lisa, your son will love this card...a wow hob you did.
connie paxman

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful card Lisa! Love the addition of the key! What a special birthday for your son! Hope he had a fabulous day! :D

Selene Kempton said...

Oh this is a WAY COOL card that ANY guy would appreciate! This is fantastic!

Kristen said...

Great card Lisa, Very fitting indeed. Love the ket charm. Happy B-day to your son.

Lisa Bohler said...

Happy Birthday Jimmy!!!

How does a hot YOUNG gal like you have a 16 year old? Amazing!

That young man should appreciate this piece of art he is receiving for his birthday! The text is playful yet such a classy, mature card! Love that you used a key accent for this particular year!

Leigh said...

Fantastic male card Lisa. Just the idea I've been looking for a couple of men's cards.

Linda Monroe said...

Lisa, I love the card and I also love the challenge. Check out my card if you like.

Also, congratulations on having a 16 year old son! My son Eric turned 16 in September. We are halfway through drivers ed lessons and it's only now (4 months later) that I don't gasp for air when riding in the car with him. Enjoy the fun as your son starts!!!!

http://handmadecardsbylinda.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html

Lori said...

Perfect card for a 16th birthday, Lisa! Hope he had a great day! Glad I was able to catch up with you at CHA.

Shelly Schmidt said...

LOVE your card- love the stamps-love the technique- love that we all go through having 16 yr olds and love that I have finished all of my kids drivers Ed and first 6 mos of driving experiences!!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

I just love this card!! Perfect for any guy!!

njburk said...

Great card--I LOVE basic grey too. I've never tried to shorten the label you can make with that punch. Now have got to try it!
Great car stamp--I LOVE it!
nola

Rachel Hope said...

Great Man Card!!!

tonistamps said...

I love it! So did he get his driver's license?

 
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