Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Birthday, Boys & Race Cars

The next Embellish challenge has beautiful scenery photographed from Spain. Hop over quickly to Tina's blog to read the beautiful prose that accompanies the poster. Isn't that one of the most detailed and beautiful descriptions? Who wants to book the next plane to Spain?! Well, while reality sets in, I'll just admire the poster:

One of my guy friends needed a card for his brother's birthday, and I remembered something about "Cars are good." So out came my trusty Free Spirit - Boy stamp set. If every stamp set I owned had a [$-paid / # of uses] ratio, this stamp set is quickly approaching the limit of $0 ;) Yes - that's just a really dorky way of saying that these stamps have been well-loved and are my go-to stamps (especially when it comes to boys!). I must forewarn, that this card came out in a style very different for me. I have not decided if I like this kind of "grudgy" look.
Happy Birthday
Stamps: Free Spirit - Boy (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Free Spirit - Sentiments (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Paper Basics Card Stock - Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Earth Elements - Chocolate Chip (Stamping Up!), Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Hawaiian Shore (Papertrey Ink), Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Special Value Ric Rac Ribbon - Pink (Michaels), Stamp N Stuff Embossing Powder - Detail Clear (Stampendous!), Brown - Art No. 88/45 (Stabilo)

Yes - the deets list says Pink Ric-Rac. I had that or blue, but not in any of the challenge colors. So I took my trusty ink pad and just re-furbished it to a nice solid shade of brown.

Happy Birthday

I had massive fun dabbing ink and getting my fingers all messy, but again, not certain on the style. It feels like I went out to get my belly button or nose pierced ;)

So, I guess I'm soliciting feedback! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think ...


Julia Aston said...

Love this Ren Yi! the splashes of color behind the embossed circles look great and the popped up race car looks SO cute!! great masculine card!

Antje said...

Love the car combined with the rick-rack - great idea!

Maile Belles said...

Too cute, love the ric rac race car track! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Sue said...

I love everything about this card. Cards for men and boys is always something I struggle with.

Sue. :)

Joyce across the Pond said...

Great card, it may be out of your comfort zone but I think it is super....and the ric rac race track is really inventive!

Belinda said...

Fun use of the ric rac! :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Great color splashes! Thanks so much for taking on an Embellish challenge.

Claire Brennan said...

oh a cracking card Ren-Yi!!! brilliant job!

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