Friday, August 19, 2011

Cheers to You on Your Birthday!

Hello and Happy Friday! I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend like I am. Today I am posting another birthday card. This one I made for my son for his 27th BDay which is today. It is always hard I think to make a card for someone twenties, especially if you want each card made for the same person to be totally different from past birthdays. I decided on this image from Kenny K as it is a bit more sutler than last years.

The important thing is that we had is Bday last night and he really liked the card. I could tell because he wanted to take it to show his girlfriend. He kept feeling it to try and figure out how I got the shirt to match the back round DP. If he only knew how long it took me to get that glittered DP to go through the printer then see the lines to cut it out and after color and cut the collar and cuffs (they were so small) so they weren't the same as the DP print. I also added my own bit of sparkle on the foam from the beer (my son is always commenting about glitter being on everything I make).

Here are some wonderful challenges that fit this card

Anything Goes Challenge #47-Happy Birthday/Celebration
Aud Sentiments Challenge #35-Anything Goes
CES Challenge #49-Mix and Match
Fussy and Fancy Month Long Follower Celebration Challenge-A Celebration
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge #56-Summer Sparkle
Sketch N' Stash Challenge #68-Great sketch and my old stash is the brads and corner punch/ new is my image and the silver pearls
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #83-Big On Birthdays
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #62-"Non-stamped" Sentiment, I typed and printed my sentiments off the computer!
Birthday Sundaes Challenge #22-It's All About The Brads
Sparkles Forum Challenge #18-One For The Boys
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #162-Happy Birthday
Cards For Men Challenge #17-Anything Goes
Divas By Design Challenge #8-Birthdays
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #17-Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers Challenge #73-Grown Up Summer Drinks
Color Create Challenge #77-Blue, Green, White, Red and Brown
Desert Island Crafters Challenge #14-I used 1-Dry Embossing, 2-Paper Piecing and 3-Pearls(silver)
Just Some Lines Challenge-Embossing

These are all fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with each of them!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Milliesmarvels said...

Fab card, love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us for this week's CES Challenge!

Linda Palmer said...

I love this card. Can't wait to go buy this image. It will fit both of my son's and my SIL. Great job on the shirt and the entire card.

Kristie said...

I had to zoom in so I could check out the glitter LOL! Fantastic job with the image and the entire card. Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

Carrie said...

Fabby card!! great image and wonderful colours!! Thanks for sharing it at CRAFTY EMMA'S XX

Crafty Lynz said...

Hi there.

Fab work, thats a great image!

Thanks for joining us at SFC, L x

Stephanie Lee said...

I love the colors you have on the card!! and amazing job on the shirt. You must be thrilled your son loves the card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Jenn Borjeson said...
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Jenn Borjeson said...

This is just awesome - LOVE IT! Thanks for entering it into our itinerary challenge at Desert Islands Crafts Challenge AND our embossing challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Kattiz said...

Great cards and so beautiful coloring of the shirt! Thanks for playing with us at KKKGC and good luck. Hugs Kattiz

tiggertastic said...

wow that shirt rocks !

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Sarah said...

Hi Mary, what a great card - love the colours and sounds like you had a difficult job with paper piecing, but what a wonderful finish. That someone likes their card is the main thing, I've always felt, for cardmakers - seeing the pleasure on their face when they get the card! Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Antoinette said...

Great card for your son!! Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Good Luck! Hugs Annie xXx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Sweetie......!

thanks for joining us at Divas & SnS....and good luck...!

hugs Vicky xx

Jemima's Jems said...

fabulous mans card and i love the paper piecing

Thank you for using my sketch and for joining us at SnS


McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card,I like the image, great take on the sketch, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch n stash.
Kevin xx

mamichelle said...

Great job on this, Mary! Love his shirt & beer! I agree, it's really hard to make a card for someone that age, especially a male.

Sheryl said...

Hi Mary! This is such a great card! You did a beautiful job with your paper piecing! My 25 year old son is always the one who pays me the most compliments on my cards! ;-) Happy Birthday to your son! Thank you for joining our Fussy and Fancy 1000 follower celebration!
Hugs, Sheryl

Anonymous said...

Great masculine birthday card! Love all the texture. I'm sure your son really appreciate this one! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)

Amber (bambi64) said...

what a great card. Thanks for playing with us over at The Pixie Cottage.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Great card Mary - I love the embossed pieces you used behind the image, they look so cool. I'm sure your son will treasure this for years to come. Great work on the paper pieced shirt as well. Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES this time:)

~*Nina*~ said...

I´m sure your son will love the card!!
It´s totally gorgeous!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at The Pixie Cottage! Hugs, Karen

Sharon said...

What a fabulous masculine card Mary! I love the image and your paper piecing on the shirt.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Blue, Greeen, Red, Brown and White Challenge!

Sharon x

Jen said...

great card.. perfect for a young man
thanks for joining us at cards for men
Jen xx

alethea said...

YOur card is perfect!! I always find it hard to make cards for teenage boys/ young adult males!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! Hugsxx