Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wish Big!

I made this card for my husband Bret. His birthday is next Tuesday. I know he won't see it early because he never looks at my blog. :) I'm also submitting this card for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge, which is to make a card for a man or boy.

Of all the House Mouse stamps, I think the Gruffies lend themselves best to the masculine theme. I chose Cake Walk because it best fit the layout I wanted to do. The image was a little too big for the oval Nesties that I wanted to use, so I cut it out. Because of the fur, I couldn't cut the image closely, which left quite a bit of white. To get rid of that I used some Distress Ink. I also distressed the ivory oval and the sentiment to make them match. I thought it went well with the distressed look of the DP. I used foam squares on the Gruffie to pop him up a little.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamp: Gruffies - Calk Walk (House Mouse - Stampabilities); sentiment is computer generated
Paper: kraft, red cardstock, DP - all from Hobby Lobby
Embellishments: Ribbon (unknown); scallop border punch (Fiskars); oval and long rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); buttons (Sticko)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 6" x 6"

10 comments:

Susan said...

Cute! Bret should love it!

Kr├╝mel said...

Great card! Love that big bear with the huge cake and the colors you´ve used.
Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.
Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is so so cute!! Love that image, it is the perfect masculine card!

Janice W. said...

You did an awesome job on this card! Great coloring and the perfect paper for a masculine card! I hope your hubby has a great birthday

Anonymous said...

I love it. Love the darker colors.

JennyA.

karen said...

what a wonderful card. i love it.

The Crafty Den said...

What a great card. The image is so cute and I love the red buttons. Thanks for joining the CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

POPPET said...

Gorgeous thanks for joining us this time at ccc hugs pops x

Liza said...

Great male card. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Ida / Little said...

What a great card, i love the image and paper, colors look fab together! :) Thanks for playing with this weeks challenge @ CCC!!

Hugs Ida