Thursday, August 25, 2011

[DYSU] Challenge #34 - Card for Man or Boy

Hello everyone - it's time for another Do You Stack Up (DYSU) challenge. Are you ready? If so, I'll reveal our theme: For a Boy or Man. Yep, masculine cards are one of my favorite challenges, because I have so many important guys in my life, and I have to think twice before grabbing that pretty little ribbon or glitter. At least, if I still want to be friends with the aforementioned guys :) 

Isn't this inspiration picture too adorable? Hop over and give Miranda some kudos, since she's the one behind the scenes putting these together for us. 

Today's card highlights a digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique. I have the perfect little soldier to showcase for a fun card for a little boy.

Hey Lil' Dude
Stamps: (AJ the Soldier) The Stamping Boutique; (Half Pint Heroes) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Smokey Shadow) Papertrey Ink; (Basic Card Stock - White) Recollection; (Preppie Card Stock Pack) Bazzill
Ink: (Memento - London Fog) Tsukineko; (Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: (Soft-core Color Pencils) Prismacolor; (Metal Stickers - Nailheads) Mark Richards; (Impression Plate - Woodgrain) Papertrey Ink

Soldiers always have these beautiful uniforms on, and I decided to give AJ one of those royal blue ones. I remember somewhere in the recesses that yellow and blue are suppose to be complementary colors, so AJ received some yellow-gold trims.

The background is created using an impression plate. Since I wanted the texture to stand out more, I swiped my Vintage Cream ink pad over it. I actually am not a fan on how it turned out. It's too prominent, but the gray and yellow was too stark of a contrast for me, too. It's one of those lost causes... can't be happy one way or another ;)

Here an up close look of AJ...

Hey Lil' Dude

I hope to see you play along this week. Hop over to the DYSU blog to see some other goodies the DT has whipped up this week. Don't forget to leave a few loving comments along the way :)

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Denise and Louise said...

Great card for a boy Ren-Yi. I really love that woodgrain background.
Denise xx

Janna Werner said...

coole Jungskarte, RenYi. Die Farbkombi ist super und der wooden nackground ist toll! GLG Janna

Miranda said...

great card Ren Yi, love it, great colours and the BG is fabulous

kurlygirl said...

Ren-Yi, I love the embossed background. Really gives it some texture. Wonderful card!

Marcy said...

Great card, Ren-Yi. Love your coloring.

*Alison* said...

Your coloring is wonderful.. I love that textured background.. and the 2nd generation stamping the sentiment.. how fun! hugs

JOAN said...

Absolutely wonderful. Love the color combo and your coloring is great.


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