For the past two years, a friend at work has asked me to make a personalized birthday card for her husband. Last year I made a card with a bike theme as he is an avid bicyclist - this year when we were trying to think of another theme - she said 'well, he likes to lift weights'. Hmmm, I thought, how do a create a card with that theme???
But, as sometimes happens - when I walked into my craft room - I suddenly thought of the strong man stamp in the Big Top Stamps and Framelits set from Alterations/Tim Holtz!
I just LOVE when inspiration hits - don't you???!!!
So I die cut,stamped and colored the strong man - using Archival Jet Black Ink and Ranger Distress Markers in Shabby Shutter, Tea Dye and Black Soot along with my waterbrush.
I also die cut and stamped the stars in the set. I rummaged through my Paper Stash papers and picked out a piece from Correspondence of a collage of tickets for the background. I used two Pocket Cards - one with blue stars and a red label printed on it - and another with a universal calendar - and I highlighted his birthday with green marker - Apr and 2.
She was very happy and excited about my design - and thinks her husband will get a kick out of it when he opens it on April 2nd.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
I think I hit the toppings - The Great Divide - my card is divided by 3 panels - the ticket background panel, the stars panel and the calendar panel.
Inkspirational Challenge - Geometric (lots of squares and rectangles in my design)
Our Creative Corner - The Return of the Challenge
I revisited Aug 1st 2013 challenge - Words, Words, WordsStamps: Big Top - Stamps and Framelits - Sizzix/Alterations
Paper: Kraft, Rustic Cream - PTI, DP Paperstash/Correspondence - Idea-ology
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Dandelion, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Ranger Distress Markers Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye, Black Soot, Water Brush, Small Talk Occasions, Vial Labels, Pocket Cards, Label Letters - Idea-ology, foam dots, Stabilo Black Pencil.