Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lakeside Birthday

Hello and welcome back!  Tonight I've got a card to share that I made for the birthday of one of my husband's brothers. This week's sketch challenge at Paper Players provided the perfect inspiration.

My BIL is an outdoorsy kind of guy, he likes to golf, go camping, kayak, etc.  Well, you get the picture.  I had stashed away some Pebbles Lakeside designer series paper and chip board pieces that I won years ago from Moxie Fab world and decided it would be perfect to use for his birthday card.

Well, in addition to the fab blue and green colors, I love the hounds tooth and plaid patterns of this paper for a masculine card.  The dsp was layered on a piece of Garden Green card stock to give it enough stability to pop up on Dimensionals on the Garden Green card base after wrapping it with a piece Mossy Meadow twine (from a prior year Sale-a-Bration).

The raccoon is from a 1994 Stampin' Up! stamp set (the name of which I do not know) that I bought on Ebay several years ago, containing 20 stamps of various critters.  He was matched up with a pine cone chip board piece from the Lakeside collection, and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Now that I've gotten so used to the trend of adding sequins or something scattered around a card, I felt like there was something missing on this one until I added the perfect finishing touch to a guy card, Candy Dots!  ; - )

So glad you came by today - as always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  I've added a link above to The Paper Players challenge, so be sure to use it and check out all the wonderful inspiration!



Product details:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, retired SU wildlife stamp set
Paper:  Confetti Cream, Garden Green, Pool Party, Lakeside 6 x 6 paper pad (Pebbles)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Other:  Lakeside Chip Board, 1" Square and Postage Stamp punches, Bitty Banner framelits, Mossy Meadow Twine, Subtles Candy Dots


Doris said...

Nice masculine card!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, I just love these bright, fun papers! Your BIL will love this special card! That little raccoon is ready to find some mischief! You made my sketch shine at The Paper Players this week! SO glad you joined us! XX

Colleen Begley said...

Stef, this is indeed a super masculine card. I'm sure your BIL will love it. The plaid and the houndstooth look great together and i love the color combination. Great images too. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players sketch challenge. You made it look great.

stampwithsandy said...

Stef what a fabulous take on the sketch and I love the colors! Terrific mix of patterns, too. Great for a guy. So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!