Sunday, July 15, 2012

MIM #74, MFW, Crafty Month

This is a birthday card for a special young man who is turning 25 next month. 
It seems to fit three challenges - soooo, YAY! 

Make It Monday #74 - Stamp on Texture
 See Heather Nichols video for this great technique

Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger
I chose the colors in this inspiration photo and a little bit of the diagonal lines design :^)
Use something at least one year old:  
This striped patterned paper ( purchased in 2009)
Use something new:
Peaches & Creme twisted yarn and Studio Calico's Cardstock Stickers

My Card ~ click on the photo for more details

Cardstock:  Base card is Stamper's Select White from PTI; patterned paper if from  DCWV-Citris Stack (which is actually a  striped sheet that I cut to look more like the design in the MFW photo); yellow and aqua blue are from my stash

Stamps:  happy happy happy, etc from Doodlebug Designs; 
Long Writing Background from Hero Arts

Ink:  Bright Yellow is from  Ink It Up; Black is from Whispers

Tools:  Banner Borders from PTI; Happy Birthday embossing folder from Cuttlebug; Tag punch from Marvy; Corner Rounder from Zutter 

Embellishments: #25 cardstock stickers are from Studio Calico; green/white yarn is from Peaches & Creme Twists


  1. Great card! Some of my favourite colours. Love how you put it together.

  2. This is so perfect for a young man!I find it hard to make cards for this Trigger! You make it look easy, Helen! Beautiful job you did with the colors and pattern paper!

  3. such a great guy card, helen!

  4. Wow - you are cookin' with challenges (but I think the last one has expired). Great take - love the colors and the texture. Great for a guy!

  5. great job with the challenges - love that you created a chevron pattern out of the stipred paper

  6. I love your card! What cool paper! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words! So sorry for your loss too! Blessings to you my dear! :)

  7. This is a super fantastic take on the Trigger... this one truly has me stumped.

  8. Hey Helen! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  9. What a great take on the photo. Love the paper and distressed background!

  10. hey lady, thank you for stopping by today. My posts are getting a little closer together. How cool that Cath from Moxi Fab stopped by and left a message.