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!

8 comments:

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
maz

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!!
hugs!!
~rae

Lea L. said...

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

~Lea

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!!