Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Clear and Simple "Oh Boy" - high flying fun boy's birthday card




Hi and welcome to my Blog :-)

I made a boy's birthday card for my great-nephew who is turning 6.  It seems so weird saying that he is my "great nephew" when my DD is only 7 - talk about a generation gap!  And I don't like calling myself a "great aunt" because it makes me feel like a dinosaur!  Anyway, I went for a very quick and simple card 'cos I lost a week with my DD being sick and got my dates all mixed up - somehow I was a week behind.  I'm still not sure where March went and it's the end of the 1st school term this Friday already!!

Anyway, there isn't much to explain about my card.  I coloured the paper aeroplane with 2 different blue Bic Mark-It textas.  I pierced a hole for the sparkly red star brad with my paper piercer (including piercing my finger up underneath the nail bed - ouchy ouchy - lots of blood and it's very, very sore - don't try that at home, will you?!!).

I thought I would use my Stars and Swirls embossing folder on the Kraft cardstock as it just seemed to match the image perfectly and then tied on the airmail twine which also seemed to suit the whole "flying" theme.  I love it when a card comes together easily {happy sigh.......} :-)

Challenges:

I'm popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers "Free for All" Challenge F4A52 of Kinder Birthday which is to make a birthday card for a special child in your life.

I'm also popping this card into the Cards for Men Challenge Blog and the current Challenge #7 is "Embossing" where they want to see some embossing on your card - dry embossing, heat embossing or any other sort of embossing.  And of course, it has to be a card for either a boy or a man. 

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Clear and Simple Stamps "Oh Boy" clear set

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Sizzix Textured Impressions Stars and Swirls embossing folder, Airmail twine, Bic Mark-It Textas: Oceanview blue and Blue Skies, red star brad - Making Memories, paper piercer, Cardstock:  white, blue, red, American Crafts kraft

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner punch

Other accessories:  bandaids!!

7 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh fab card, perfect for a boy.
luv
Debby

Nannieflash said...

Wow what a lovely image and fabulous embossing. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sam said...

Cute card Jocelyn. Love the airmail twine.
Ouch, your paper piercer incident sounds painful! LOLed at the bandaid in the ingredients list though...
Sam.

Alison said...

What a lovely simple design and I love the embossing folder you have used.
Thanks for playing along with our embossing challenge at CFM.
Hugs, Alison x

Denise Marzec said...

Ohhhh, I think I NEED that embossing folder! LOVE IT!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jobear you are loving this Kraft paper aren't you.. and love the pussy one below too, God bless.. love Shaz in oz.x

snailzpace said...

very cute! love the embossing and the twine! hope your finger feels better; ouch!

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