August 13, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - They Say it's Your Birthday!

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! This weeks theme is birthday- I always issue that theme when I myself am in need of a Birthday card.  Tomorrow we're celebrating Joe's 15th birthday - oh my where does the time go? 

When I sat down to create, I had a bunch of different ideas, but nothing was working out like I had hoped, so they hit the trash bin.  Then I pulled out some of my Fred B. Mullett stamps and got creating!  I knew they'd be perfect for a masculine birthday card, and something Joe would like. (Note: Fred B. Mullett is currently on the road teaching classes, no orders are shipping until October)

I played around a bit adding color to the Big Pompano, showed it to my DH and he said "is that all you've got, what's with the tag thing".  You see my image is done on a Manilla Tag, and when I showed it to him it was the full tag, before I cut it down.  When I showed him the finished card, he said "that's much better than that tag thing".  I'm happy with the way the colors came out, if you click to enlarge the photo, you'll see the shimmer from the Glimmer Mist.  I added some Faux Netting, by sponging through some Mesh packaging.  The sketch inspiration is from MTSC86, all colored panels are embossed with various Texture Fades folders, color was added to the panels using the Cuttlebug Highlights Technique.

Details:
Stamps - Fred B. Mullett
Ink - Black Archival, Distress Ink Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Crushed Olive
Card Stock - Black, Manilla Tag, Durango, Olive
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Craft Mat, Texture Fades Folders, Big Shot, Glimmer Mist, Mesh

Looking for more birthday inspiration, click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to see what the other players created this week.

Have a great weekend!

29 comments :

Linda Monroe said...

Boy aren't you brave - tackling the toughest thing of all - a teenage boy card. I can't think of anything harder in card making than that! But you came through. I love that fish - especially with all that shimmer on him and all those neat colors. Great job. Your son is a handsome one. Hope he has a happy birthday!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the "reflective" expression on Joe's face! What a kid! Happy birthday to him!

LOVE your card!!! I love that our dh's get into stamping just a little bit by suggesting changes on our cards (little do they realize what great stampers they could actually become!) I especially LOVE the texture!

Netty said...

wow this is great Lisa. Annette x

Nikki Bond said...

This is fantastic Lisa! Love how real your fish looks...great masculine card. {sMILES}

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv what you did with the fish....beautiful card for ssuch a good lookin' guy, Happy Birthday Joe!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv what you did with the fish....beautiful card for ssuch a good lookin' guy, Happy Birthday Joe!

Terry said...

A perfect masculine card! Your Joe will love it and Happy B-Day to him. Yes they grow up quickly and I just made reference to that, when I bought my G-son a coffee maker and toaster, it use to be toys! Love your CB backgrounds, but that faux netting is awesome and striking with the big fish! Love the DH story!

Pat Huntoon said...

Great card for Joe -- and my Alex is 6 months behind yours, so I definitely know what you mean. As far as your card goes, I think "the tag think" could have been ver interesting, too! MEN. They just DON'T Get it!

Jane Wetzel said...

Hey there Lisa- First off-your ds is a doll in this photo! It made me smile this morn! Secondly, I SO LOVE to visit here and see all the wonderful things you do! Thanks for the link to the very cool site! Love all those nature prints! I am wanting to try all new things so this is on my list! thanks so much for sharing! :)

BarbaraW said...

Lisa, This card is great. Only you can make a fish look so beautiful. Happy birthday to Joe.

Evelyn S. said...

I'm sure the 'tag thing' looked good too, Lisa! ;-) The color you've added to the image is just great, and you have achieved a masculine card.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Fabulous card Lisa! Love all of the texture and your fish turned out perfectly! Happy Birthday to your son! :D

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Fabulous, Lisa. Love Fred Mullet's fish and you have done it justice here. Great card. Hugs, Gayle.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous- perfect card for a teenager too! hTe color on the fish is just outstanding!!! I love that your husband is giving you his opinion too. TFS

Ida said...

This works great for a masculine card. Love all the great texture you added and the colors. Hope your son's birthday is a wonderful day.

Patti Chesky said...

Wow! That Faux Netting rocks! Joe is going to love his card!!!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Cool card Lisa! I'm going to need a birthday card for my daughter who will turn 15 in 2 weeks as well! I didn't even think of that when I made my card though, since I have about 4 more birthdays in the lineup before that!

Rachel Hope said...

Great man card!!!

JP Card Crazy said...

Fantastic card!!! love the colors.
Time does seem to fly wait until they are in their 40's!!!

Chrissy D said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your boy. He looks quite adventurous! You have a great card!

MJ said...

Yikes, these kids of ours are sure growing. Very handsome. Tell him happy birthday. I love this card, I did click to see the shimmer and it really does look fabulous. Love the scales lightly in the background. Very cool!

Suzanne C said...

I agree teenage cards are tough! Especially boys. Love the fish and the masked netting is ingenious. the best part though was your hubby's helpful critique. LOL!

Basement Stamper said...

15 huh? Wow!!! Before you know it you will be car shopping for another one :-) Great colors on this card, great masculine card.

Clara said...

Happy Birthday to your son. GREAT card! I love the texture and colors.

Lynnor said...

Fantastic!!! Love the color and depth!!

Barbara said...

Cool card.....love that image, the texture you've created and the layout you used. Hopefully, your son enjoyed it....that's such a tough, tough age! (But secretly, he'll know all the love put into it!

Email me said...

what a great manly card!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Yes! Fred is on the road teaching and I was lucky enough to get into one of his classes!! I love that you started on a tag...I do that all the time. FABULOUS CARD!

Jane Bosi said...

Great card! Boy cards are soo hard, but as usual, you hit it out of the park!

 
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