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!