Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Old Timer ...

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Happy Tuesday, Hoarding Card Makers!

Today's very vintage card project was created for my "Dreaded-Older-Man-Card" birthday card stash using three stamps and designer papers from BasicGrey:

I stamped my Sailboat/Map Collage and sentiment images using dye ink on card stock and a raffle ticket, then added lots of distressing and ink-sponging. I layered three different designer papers from BG's "Periphery" collection, added a metal key, a bit of scalloped edged card stock, and finis.

This would be a good time to send a big thank you to Denise at Stamping Vacation for drawing my name in her challenge. My prize was a gift certificate redeemable at River City Rubber ... which I promptly used to snag this beautiful Sailboat/Map Collage stamp. Thanks a bunch, Denise, I ♥ my new stamp!

For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo ... and for the 4-1-1 on all the products I used, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Soooooooo, this weekend, Reid-the-Wild-Child had his l'il friend, Eric, over to play. The boys wanted to spend the day riding bikes, but Eric is still on training-wheels and can't keep up with the Wild-Child. This minor snag bugged the over-achieving Sheila to no end.

So, I wasn't a bit surprised when Sheila said, "Well, Eric, it looks like it's time to teach you how to ride a two-wheeler!"

She got his training wheels off, gave him a pep-talk, put him on the bike, and gave him a running start.

"Eric! Step back on the pedals and the bike will brake!" Sheila shouted.

Eric nodded, but keep going ... straight into a mess of thorny bushes.

"Why didn't you push back on the pedals?" Sheila asked, helping him up.

"But, you said if I did, the bike would break."

Thanks so much for stopping by ... hope you have a great day!


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Dark Chocolate" Card Stock by PTI; "Very Vanilla" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: Three Patterns from the "Periphery" Collection by BasicGrey
  • Other Paper: Raffle Ticket
  • Stamps: Sailboat/Map Collage by River City Rubber; "Genuine" Sentiment by Limited Edition; "Vintage" Sentiment by Hampton Art Stamps
  • Ink: "Chocolate Chip" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; "Old Paper" and "Tea Dye" Distress Inks by Ranger
  • Accessories: Metal Key
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Large and Small Label Dies by Spellbinders; Scallop Border Punch by Stampin' Up; Distressing Tool and Ink Blending Tool by Ranger; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
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mochamama said...

Great card for a man!! Thanks for the laugh Deb, you seriously should write a book!

Crystal said...

WOWZA Deb love your vintage creation, that tag is such an awesome touch girl!! This card rocks!!! hugs!

Tina said...

Deb, this is just a feast for the eyes! Such great details!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card, Deb! I love this Sailboat stamp you chose! And all of the distressing and sponging look fantastic!

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is the perfect guy card! Elegant without being frilly. Great job!
Thanks for joining in my first challenge at Sundays With Crissy!

BA said...

wonderful card deb!!!
thanks for joining us at timbroscrapmania this week
xoxo BA

Sharli said...

I can agree with you on the "dreaded manly card" part - but I don't know why you were dreading it - this card is a show-stopper!!! I love everything about it, truly!

Didn't see the ending coming on the Sheila story - poor Eric.

Spyder said...

Great image! Lovely card and story too! Thank you for joining OSAAT's challenge this time, hope to see you again

stitchy said...

Oh I love the colors you used with this stamp, blues and browns are my favorites..and that key is definitely a vintage touch..thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at OSAAT - hope you come again - good luck

stitchy xoxox

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a lovely card ! Smiles from Catherine

jane said...

A lovely card with a great image thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Joan said...

This is a fabulous "dreaded-older-man-card!!!

Mummylade said...

A very classy card! I love the metal key. I'm so glad you entered this in the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

Terry Oulboub said...

What a lovely card; love the vintage look - those papers are awesome; love how you inked them all up - really a great job! This really is a perfect card for a gentleman...old timer...heehee. I loved the story about the kidlets too; very funny. Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place! :~)

blackdragon said...

I love this.... a refreshing change from pink and girly.
Thanks for playing with us at Tellens place this week.

Sarah said...

WOW!! love this image a Fabulous card, and detail, Thanks for joining us at OSAAT hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Trish Hughes said...

have I told you how much I love your cards!!! Love them, love them!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the crazy and SD.

Cheryl said...

oh this is really beautiful hun,love that image,gorjus detail thanks for joining us at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Chris said...

this is fabulous! love the image!!

you are kicking ass on the multiple challneges..you rock!

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous vintage card, Deb! Great images.

Danni said...

This is stunning!! Wow!!

Nana said...

Another great card! Is always please to see you playing with us at the "Crazy challenge". Thank you!
hugs Nana

Helen Dooley said...

What a handsome man card. I love it.
Thanks for playing along with us at PCC this week

Giò said...

WOW!!! This is a perfect male card!! The vintage look is fantastic!!
Thanks for joining us at Timbroscrapmania challenge this week.


Linda L said...

Wonderful card!I love it! I need more men cards.Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week. Good Luck
I am having a celebration at my blog and I would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

Allison said...

A perfect guy card...the shading is super!

Tineke said...

This is just a great card for a (older)man.Love the vintage details.Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.

sam said...

Love your little annecdote this week - boy am I glad we have brake levers on our bikes or I would never have got any of mine to ride at all. Great card as always even though I had to go back and remind myself what it looked like coz your story had made me forget (the joys of getting near 40 I presume lol). Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and I hope we'll see you again on Sunday to check out the winners and the next weeks challenge.
Take care
Sam x

Biscuitlid said...

fab card - good to see a card for a man, I'm not very good at them and like to see ideas!!

Thanks so much for joining in with our vintage challenge at Die Cut Dreams and our childhood memories at Cupcake

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Love the card hun..Would be a excellent card for any gent who likes the sea..Good luck at OSAAT..Donna x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice card. thanks for entering the SSDS Challenge this week. Good luck!

Liza said...

A fabulous card and image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

thread-bare said...

Really fab card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSAAT x Clare (DT) x

Nicola said...

Fabulouis card Deb, love your rich colours and the key is a super detail.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Nicola -x-

JanJay said...

Great male card, fab!

Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

Jan xx

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Superb card Deb, absolutely perfect card for the chaps and lovely vintage feel to it. Thankyou for joining in at Die Cut Dreams this week, Hope you can join in next week too.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Rose said...

what an awesome male card!!! love it :) Thanks for joining us on Simple Doodles!!