Tuesday, April 14, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You week of 4/13/09 and Use It #6

I used Kazan's sketch #24 from 2 Sketches 4 You and the Use It #6 challenge to create this card. The Use It Challenge was to:
  • ~Make a masculine card. My son is going to be 12 on May 7 so this was the perfect challenge - I'm done with my card early!

~Use Heat Embossing. This is really cool because I just did a make and take at our local scrapbook store (Scrapbook Fever) and they did heat embossing. I had a bunch of stuff to do it but I'd never tried it. This was the perfect opportunity to do it again at home!

~Use some of your favorite things. Ever since I got those quickutz birthday candle numbers, I have used them a ton! I don't know how many Oregon 150 Birthday cards I've made with them ~ almost 60! I think these count as one of my favorite things.

~ Use something you have been hoarding. So there are several things in this I've been hoarding. The heat embossing tools and powder (heaven knows how long I've had it - can you believe I have one those heat embossing "hair dryers" that I'd never taken out of the box!!!). I also have been hoarding stamps. The magnifying glass and the "I detect" stamp are from club scrap ~ my sister (Tscrappingblog - see the link on the right) belongs to club scrap and they had a sale so she ordered these for me! You've got to love your sisters especially the ones that feed your scrap habit! These are just 2 of the stash of stamps that I haven't used yet. I actually bought the other stamp (it is from a Technique Tuesday birthday set) on monday at Scrapbook Fever (it was double punch day so it is all good!). I just knew this particular stamp in the set would go so good with the others.

I finished this up with some ribbon that I had from Michael's and cut out the happy b-day to look like ransom letters! The background pattern paper is from a DCWV stack that I've had around for awhile and the paper in the middle is from the Making Memories Chloe's Closet set.

I feel like I'm really on a roll this week, getting all these challenges done early! It is hard to believe! Have a great week!


Kazan Clark said...

You are doing great with all your challenges :) Love how masculine this is - I struggle so much with big boy cards :) You did a fab job Tami
Thanks for playing
:) Kazan

willow said...

I love the thinking behind this, great card

Deanna said...

Awesome card... love those number cuts from QuicKutz!

rae said...

L♥VE, love, love this card, and I'm sure your son will love it too!!! Way to rock Regan's challenge, and thanks for playing along with the Use It! challenge this week!!

Lea L. said...

What a fun card! I love the ruler strip at the top! Great job with the Use It challenge!


Tonya said...

Really great job on a male card. I really like that ruler strip at the top, too.

cheryln said...

what a fabulous masculine card! love it!

Alicia said...

What a cute sentiment! Very unique and cool!!