Thursday, 8 January 2015

ScrapbookerPhD Challenge: Birthday Card for Boy/Man

A happy hello to my newest followers, so lovely to have you come along on my crafting journey :)

The challenge this week at ScrapbookerPhD is for the guys! A birthday card for a boy/man, and you just need to include a die cut to qualify for the prize!!

How easy is that?! So please link up your project here on ScrapbookerPhD for a chance to be in with winning this month's prize.

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My inspiration for this theme is a starry, arty style card:


This will be my husband's birthday card, he doesn't know it yet, even though he has already seen me make it - oops! Maybe I'll get another done by then :)

The die cuts used are:
Sizzix Primitive Stars (New)
Sizzix Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes
Sizzix Tim Holtz Crescent Moon and Stars Die (Stars Used)

I used the Tim Holtz bubble stencil in the background with homemade texture paste. Then added the stars and flourish giving everything a coat of gesso.

The next part was so fun , I used Tim Holtz Distress Paints in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and a little Black Soot. Black Soot was also used to edge and define the layers of stars and the flourishes.

I had some pre-made painted paper so used that to cut the little stars and then drew around them. I finished up with some glass texture beads, Treasure Gold in Pewter and then the Tim Holtz Mirrored Stars.

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The sponsor of this weeks challenge is: 

Kathy of Kathy's Cozies

Kathy is offering two prizes... a handmade cozy for any die cut machine and a $15 gift certificate for a cozy. You can find her work on her blog, FB and Etsy.

She makes the most amazing things from fabric, at the moment I'm in love with her Tim Holtz fabric totes... so stylish! Go check out her page, you won't be disappointed :)

(And remember to check out this page for information on my candy... :) )

Hugs
Georgie

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21 comments

  1. Utterly gorgeous Georgie! Jenny x

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  2. This is gorgeous,love the fab design.xxx

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  3. Oh Georgie, this really is fabulous! My hubby often sees me making his card although I do sometimes have a piece of paper around to drop over part of it if he comes too close - he never remembers - but then there's often a ton of other stuff around too!!!(You get the picture!!) Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thank you Chris :) Yeah I know what you mean, there's so much going on he would have forgotten - one can hope! xx

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  4. Holy cow Georgie, this is breathtaking! The colours are just dreamy, love the splashes against the white background and your texture is stunning!! I zoomed right in for a closer look...are those microbeads? I just love this to bits!! until next time, hugs and smiles :)

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    1. Hi Pamillia, thank you for your lovely sweet comment. They're not quite micro beads - I think micro beads are slightly smaller - but the glass beads texture gel by Galleria. I love them, but the annoying thing is you have to let them dry naturally otherwise the gel stays white if blasted with heat, but I love them for texture so it's worth it!! xx

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  5. This is a fabulous card, Georgie - amazing texture and I love the layered stars. Fabulous frosty colours too.
    Alison xx

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  6. Gorgeous! Whenever you use these colors, I'm always blown away!

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  7. Oh wow Georgie, this is stunning! I love the beautiful textured background you created and all those stars and little beads are fabulous. Love, love, love! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Very cool card for a guy. It's modern in style, yet vintage in the aging effects. Nicely done!

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  9. Oh how gorgeous is this? The shading is stunning and it's a fabulous design. Wonderful stuff Georgie. Ruth x

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  10. Thank you everyone for such lovely comments! it really does make my day :) xxx

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  11. Gorgeous card for your hubby! The die cuts look amazing! Love your stenciling and addition of the distress inks!

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  12. Amazing card! Wish I could have seen the whole process.

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  13. Amazing!! Love the distress paints - they really give a something extra special to the card - the star and the flourishes just pop right off the page! Excellent! Thank you again for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

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  14. Great masculine card! So glad you linked up with us again at MMMC.

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  15. awesome texture and design.

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  16. Beautifully grungy card, Georgie! Love your style! xx

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  17. amazing masculine card. im sure you husband loved it! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  18. Awesome card! Love all the details - your hubby will love it!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  19. Love this! This is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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