Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Very Grungy Birthday ...

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Happy Thursday, hoarding card-makers ... hope your week is flyin' by!

Today's card project was created for my grungy/distressed/manly birthday card stash using a new tree stamp from CTMH, some old cardboard, and some vintage lace salvaged from an old crocheted table runner:

Pretty darn grungy, huh?

For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo ... and for all of the distressing product info, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Soooooo, yesterday Sheila and I were flipping through one of Sheila's photo albums when her crazy fun sister, Jill, stopped by.

"Hey, Jill, look at this! It's a great photo of you!" I said to Jill.

"Oh, that. That's my passport picture." she replied.

"Really? Where did you go?" I asked.

"Walgreens."

Thanks so much for swingin' by today ... I ♥ it when you do!

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Chocolate Chip" and "Whisper White" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Other Paper: Cardboard
  • Stamps: Sentiment from PTI; Tree from "Treetops" Stamp Set by CTMH
  • Ink: "Almost Artichoke" and "Close to Cocoa" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink by Ranger
  • Accessories: Mini Metal Library Clips by Stampin' Up; Natural Jute Twine; Vintage Crocheted Lace; Jump Ring
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Rectangle Nestabilities Dies by Spellbinders; Tiny Tag Die; Distressing Tool; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top-Folded)

60 comments:

Karen B. said...

Very grunge indeed, but awesome that I can still see "you" in your card. Love the pop of green and the crochet trim.

BonnieRose said...

so beautiful!!

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Crystal said...

OOOOOO DEB this grudge look is FABULOUS!!! Your distressing looks amazing gf...LOVE that tree!

Claire said...

Fab card, love the grungy look and those little clips are amazing!!
Thanks for joining us at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

michele hileman said...

That is really awesome. I love it. Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT

Janis said...

Love that card - the cardboard, tree, all of it! Great look! LOL about Walgreens. Too funny. Sounds like something I'd say. Thank you for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Deconstructing Jen said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I love that tree and the way you layered it up. Just GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at Wild Flower Wednesday!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Deb!! Love the grungy look!! Great layering, distressing and design!

Liz said...

Very unusual card but I love it Thanks for joining our theme at OSAAT

Liz xx

Terrie B x said...

Hi Deb!!!! your card is `stunningly beautiful`I love the cardboard my fav!!!!!
Thankyou for joining in with the cuttlebug challenges,always a pleasure

terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Love this card! The textures and colours are right up my alley! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week!

Carol Ann said...

Great card love all the grunge the lace just adds a touch of softness to it. Thanks for playing along at One Stitch at a Time.
Carol Ann xx

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like this before ! How fun to do something so unique. Oh, and very cool too !!

DORCAS said...

Beautiful card! Just wonderful detail! Thanks for sharing!

~Dorcas
http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

Rebekah said...

This is gorgeous, I love that vintage grungy look, brilliant! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Gina said...

I love this card Debs! It's so different :D Thank you for playing at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge XXX

Danni said...

What a wonderful masculine card!!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Love it! That lace is really cool, and I love your blog design! Thanks for playing with us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge! Hope you play next week too! Hugs, Val

Lorraine said...

wow love the texture it looks amazing.Thankyou for joining us at CSSC this week and goodluck xx

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

so very cool....

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Great card using recycled stuff! I love the lace! Thyanks for playing at AiFactory!
P.S.
I lmao at the "Walgreens" comment!

Velta said...

Hey girl...I am lovin this grunge look! It has that vintage feel to it...!!

STAMPING SAM said...

What a wonderful way to reuse and recycle and all together make a great card! Really do like the lace. Thanks for joining in my GD spot at 365 Cards.

Sally McD

Sandee said...

Oh this is fantastic! Who says you can't put lace on a man card! It's the perfect addition!!!! Thanks for joining us at the CB Challenge this week!

cindy said...

Grungy yet perfect for a guy. Great card.

Sue from Oregon said...

how cool! and what funny friends! always love your stories about them!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh so cute Deb. Love that tree!

Terrie said...

Great card, thanks for playing a long in the AiFactory challenge. Love the recycled cardboard!

Terrie said...

Great card, thanks for playing a long in the AiFactory challenge. Love the recycled cardboard!

Davi said...

OH I do love that grunge with the recycled cardboard and the lovely lace!

cgl1539 said...

LOVE this card, grunge is fun! Love your stories, gives me a much needed chuckle. Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl UP!

李豪湖仁陳堅豪 said...

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Melissa said...

Wow! Beautiful Job!!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rach said...

Love your card! Simple yet classy! Thank you for joining us for "COWGIRL’S SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Elena said...

Gorgeous! I really like all the texture! The lace looks fabulous here!
Lucky Jill; I never looked good on my passport pictures. :)

Sarah A said...

Very grungy! Love the shade of the green of the tree against the browns!

Thanks for sharing this over at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen challenge.

Sarah x

Tina said...

Oh Deb, this is amazing!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Deb - I love the grunge and CAS look of your card! Gorgeous colours! Love it! LoveThanks for playing along at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge! {{{hugs}}}
Linda CSSC Guest Designer

Spicey Cat Chick said...

What a GREAT use of the cardboard as background paper. Makes a perfect card for the OSCC distressing challenge.

Penny said...

oooh, i really love this!
Thanks for playing in the Aifactory challenge this week
pen

Gemma said...

loving the distressed effect! thanks for joining in at OSAAT this week :) Gemma

Annette Bowes said...

Definately Grungy Deb, fantastic distressing, thank you for joining us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge, have a great weekend, take careX:)

Marion E. said...

I love what you made with the backgroud papers. Grungy and lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge. Hope that you join us again next week.
xxx Marion

Carolyn Wolff said...

Very nice. The cardboard is very cool. Thanks for joining in and playing along with LRW!

Lexi said...

this is fabulous i love it :D thanks for playing at LC

hugs lexi xxx

A.J. said...

This is really great and I love the tree stamp.

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Amanda

Scrappy said...

OoOoh! This is amazing! Not really surprised though Deb - your work is always top notch! Fabulous layout and love the 'grung-y' look! Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT! Hope to see you next challenge!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is awesome! For some reason, that background gives me the idea of a log cabin (how's that for manly? LOL) I read the card recipe but did not see how you made the background piece. . .can you share? Thanks! Best, Curt

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Deb this is fabulous what a great distressed look and I love that image great card thank you for joining us at OSCC
Hugs
Lorraine x

Rosanne said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Fink said...

Nice card with the corragated background! Thanks for joining us at AiFactory

Jane said...

Great recycling & very grungy. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers XX

Denise Clark said...

Love the look! The background is perfect for this wonderful tree! Love that lace too! You did an awesome job with this!

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's Embellish It Challenge and the No! No! Challenge. This card will give you two entries in the drawing for the gift certificate on August 1st!

annieambriel said...

This card is just gorgeous. Love the chocolatey colour and wonderful tree. Very cool

racinggrandma61 said...

Love your grunge card. Great job. TY for playing with AiFactory and I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Deb! I love the clean lines and simplicity of it! Thanks for joining us at The Wild Flower Patch!!!
hugs
Risa:)

Beth said...

Wow Deb this is divine prettiest grunge I have ever seen.
hanks for joining us at Cuttlebug Challenge hope to see you again.

Maria Matter said...

oh, you do grunge really well Deb! This is beautiful! I love this tree!!
hugs & blessings!

Lelia Pierce said...

Beautiful job! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Wild Flower Patch!

xxx