Monday, August 16, 2010

Verve Sneak Peek Day Three ~ Birthday Bash


It's day three of Verve's Sneak Peeks, and there are two new sets being showcased by the Divas today. Birthday Bash and Seize the cupcake. Birthday Bash has 13 images with a fantastic variety of Birthday sentiments along with a cake, stars, cupcakes and balloons. Seize the Cupcake has a charming cupcake along with 5 darling decorations and a perfect sentiment. I chose to use Birthday Bash, and there's a story behind why, too.

You see, it's my son's birthday today. He is now 20 years old; no longer a teenager. (*sniff*) Now, Sundays are normally family time days, but we just got back from camping Saturday, and I still hadn't made a card for him yet because I had been working on DT commitments before our trip. He wanted to play a game but I told him I was going to make a card for him instead, and that I was sacrificing game time for him. I didn't say that to make him feel guilty, I just wanted him to know how special he was and that I was making a card special, just for him. You see, I wasn't going to use any DT images, and that's very rare for me. I was going to make a card either with a tractor or jeep, two things he loves.

He wanted none of that. He instead challenged me to use Verve images to make his card. I was like..."do you know what you're asking? They're cupcakes, flowers and balloons....for a 20 year old." He then replied, "yep, challenge yourself to make a masculine card with one of those images, fit for a 20 year old." YIKES!!

This is what I came up with.

I started off by Stamping the balloons and stars from the Birthday Bash set onto Kaisercraft dp and paper pieced them onto Kraft cs. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Detail Black ep on My Mind's Eye.

For the background, I did something a little different. I divided a piece of doublesided dp (Kaisercraft) into panels by sewing strips. I then sliced between every other sewed line and distressed the edges with my fingernail. I then layered that panel on top of another piece of dp that is lighter in color so it would show through.


I made the pennants by diecutting the dp with Spellbinders' Octagon Nestabilites. By cutting each piece in half, you get perfectly sized pennants. So easy!!

That's it for my project today. Be sure to check out what all the other Divas have to show you today. Here's some links for ya.

Julee, Michelle, Jen D. Sony (Guest Diva), Jackie, Teresa, Maureen (Guest Diva), Jen T. and Amber


Stamps: Birthday Bash
Paper: Kraft and Black (PTI), Kaisercraft, MME
Ink: Versamark, Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Oval, Octagon and Long Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Border Punch (EK Success), Sewing Machine

88 comments:

Mirabelka said...

great card!

Kary said...

This is an awesome card - there are so many lovely details on it. I love it!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Awesome job Tosh on the masculine themed card with balloons for a twenty year old! It turned out great! Sounds like something my 19 year old son would dare of me to do :)
I love the distressing technique that you described and how very clever of you to make the pennants with octagons! I will keep this in mind!

Shirley said...

Great card...and very masculine(not an easy thing to do at times)!

sfread171@hotmail.com

Terri E. said...

Wonderful male card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

scrappingnana said...

How nice of your son to challenge you to use your DT images. Your card turned out awesome. I bet he loved it. I do. TFS

Maya said...

I really think you did make a perfect card for your son :) Good job!

Mary said...

Love this card!

Clare said...

I love the sewn strips & the distressing you did between! Great idea, and great card!

Sandra said...

oh Tosh - this is wonderful! Nice job!
Sandra

Robin McK said...

Tosh, this is amazing! I absolutely love the distressing between the panels! I think you met the challenge head on!

Martha said...

Clever girl! All the details from the sewn strips, cut and distressed (Who knew finger nails would come in so handy!), the octagon cut into pennants, the dark masculine colors. Wonderful grungy looking card!

Happy hugs, Martha

Ellie A. said...

OH I love the colors! I think you rocked that challenge your son gave you indeed.

debhorst said...

fantastic....love the ripped paper and the stitching...great masculine card!!

Luanne said...

GREAT manley card! I hope your son loved it! We're never too old for balloons! :-) TFS!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Beautiful!

Wendy Space said...

Wonderful card!

Maureen said...

oh, wow, challenge won!!! LOVE this look and that sliced paper is over the top!!!! One of the best masculine cards I've ever seen :)

Pattie said...

Great job - love the new stamps!

Amy said...

Love the masculine take on this set! great job!

Dani said...

What an awesome card!! You really rocked this!!

Creative Char said...

This is great! Love the vintage feel and colors. So great to see such a shabby-chic take on things too! Thanks for sharing! :)

marilynwillauer said...

Great card. Good use of your talents.

craftymom205 said...

Love the whole distressed look of the card. A great guy card.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, what a unique BG you created!! Love the masculine take on this set!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

LMAO oh Tosh...your son...what a hoot!!! LOVE what you made of it though! This card is PERFECT for any 20 year old. SO cool and hip - you totally rocked this one!! :)

Ravengirl said...

Love your manly card! And the stitching and distressing detail is absolutely fabulous. I think it makes the card!

Gabriela said...

Oh my goodness Tosh - you nailed your son's challenge for a masculine Verve card. I love the torn centers of each sewn strip and the masculine colors you chose. I've no doubt that your card was a complete hit. Happy birthday to the young man. Twenty already? Man, time sure flies. You musta blinked.

Cassie_lu said...

great card for a boy and the distress is amazing

PatS said...

Wow. I love your tear technique. I have to try this one!

Linda Carson said...

Oh this is too cool! You tackled that challenge w/style!

Billie A said...

Love the masculine look great card very very nice.

Julie E said...

Great masculine card! Your torn technique is definetly not something you want to do after a manicure ;>)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Okay, Tosh, this is like the coolest card EVER! I love those distressed edges with the paper peeking through! And the colors and penannant - everything is absolute perfection!

Amy D said...

I think it is just perfect as a masculine card. You did a wonderful job. I always have trouble doing masculine cards myself. I love it.

Jackie said...

Wow! This card just pops...the torn edges look amazing and the dark colors really work so well with this design! I love this!

Kristina said...

Oh wow! I think you absolutely ROCKED you son's challenge!! What an amazing card! I love all the distressed edges, embossing, and those balloons!! Incredible!

mamichelle said...

This is such a cool card! I have a 20 yo. that would love it as I'm sure yours did!

Joanne Gilch said...

Love the masculine card for the twenty year old...and the personal wee story! happy belated bday to your MAN child.

Janine said...

Love the more muted colours in your card.

Rachel P said...

Very unique in design & color combo!!

annheidel said...

Well I say you succeeded - great card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I think you did a TERRIFIC job with your son's masculine birthday card challenge Tosha! I like the color combo and how you used sparkle in a non-girlie way. I hope he had a happy birthday.

Marisa said...

Congrats on rising to the challenge your son thew down!! Your card is perfect and I'm sure he loved it!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love this dude card! Great use of colors and I adore the pennants!!

Creative Mish said...

I love the aged, distressed look of your card. Very nice

Heather said...

Looks like you nailed this challenge! : ) I really like the sewn/distressed panel. Until you said how you did it, I was wondering what the look really was. Great job.

Pam said...

Great Job! Great details and design.

annesatx said...

Wow, what an fantastic card! I bet your son totally loved it! The sewn and distressed panel is incredible. I think you totally succeeded in meeting your son's challenge!

Tanya said...

You did a fantastic job on your son's card!! Thanks so much for the inspiration, I have such a hard time with cards for the guys. Oh, and your son sounds like a real sweetie, you're a lucky mom ;)

Lorie said...

Can I just say WOW, what a great job you did! LOVE IT!

Charlene said...

Great distressing - I really have to practice it because I have a tendency to leave things far too pristine. Thanks!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

that's so 20 year old boy if i ever saw one! making guy cards is soooo challenging but you so nailed it!

Ola said...

You absolutely nailed it.... I think this is a perfect 20 year old boy card!!! Amazing work!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Regina said...

Wow! I'm really impressed with how your creativity -- you nailed it! Perfect masculine and 20-something card. So many details -- love the distressing, the dp's, and great choice of black bling.

MarvA1ix said...

This card is fabulous. I love the distressed look, and choice of colors. It's perfect for a young man.

Susan Hogan said...

Edgy! My grandies girls loved this - thought it was 'way cool'!

Betty said...

Love the colors and brilliant the way you did the background. I might have to CASE that!

Bogner's said...

This card is so cool. I love the shine to everything. Fabulous sentiemnt too! Can't wait to get these sets!

TannyP said...

You not only met his challenge, but blew it out of the water =) Awesome card - so darn creative!

Wendy said...

Oh Tosh!! Love the distressing!! You did a great job!!!

Lea L. said...

The paper distressing is a great touch, and I love the banner!!

♥♥♥Lea

Jillisgram said...

I'm just loving all the beautiful cards! These are terrific stamp sets!

Vickie Z said...

WOW!! Perfect guy card!! Love how you sewed the strips and then tore them!!

mustangsarah said...

Awesome guy card.

Giovana said...

Great masculine card!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous birthday card for your son! Love how you made this so fun and masculine!! Happy 20th to your son!

Julianne said...

Awesome card !! Thanks for sharing ! Fabulous Male card... love the background, the pennants, the line of brads, the balloons, the colours you have used. Fantastic work.

Conniecrafter said...

You did a terrific job on it, I so love how you did the background with the sewing and distressing, great idea!

Tweezy Girl said...

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Thats So kool!!!!!!

KanataNewf said...

Fabulous design for a masculine card.

Gretchen said...

You did a fabulous job with this masculine card! Happy Bday to your son too!

Lillian Child said...

Quite the challenge coming up with a masculine card with those specifications - and you succeeded above and beyond! LOVE IT!!!!

readysetlove said...

i'm digging the rustic look to your card. fabulous.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Tosh! I love those "tears" in the paper. . .how cool!

joy said...

You came up with a fantastic masculine card!

Janet L. said...

Cool manly card. The colors and the rips are the winning touches.

Chrisd said...

What a great card and my 30 something guys would love it too!I wish I had a sewing machine to create such cool cards using my Verve stamps!

KAY LONG said...

Great ideas for a masculine card. I like the colors and layout.

Kathy said...

Great card. Love these two birthday sets.

Ceal said...

great card! these hops have been so inspiring

Mary B said...

Love the distressing and colors on your card!

silvia said...

Cool birthdat card!! LOVE the distressing!!

kim.mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Margaret de Witt said...

What a cool, hip card.

Dawn said...

What a cool card!! Love the distressing.

pammy jo said...

well, you certainly won this challenge! this is one of the coolest masculine cards i've seen - great job!

Jodi said...

You definitely succeeded in your son's challenge to you. This card is absolutely fantastic!

 
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