Sunday, June 07, 2009

Let's hear it for the boys!

I'm back today with my card for MFT's My Favorite Challenge for this week. Every Thursday a new thread will be started with that week's challenges, and this is where we meet and chat throughout the coming week. You can read all about it here. The challenge this week is to use three different DP. Easy, huh? Well, there's a twist: each paper must be from a different collection. Could be the same vendor, but different collection.

So, here's what I did. Since it's getting close to Father's Day I thought I'd bring out this set: Let's Hear It For the Boys!. My base card is Very Vanilla with layers of Ballet Blue and DP from the Eliza 8 x 8 pad from Making Memories. The next element is a little strip of DP from Crafty Secrets' Earthy pad--it's hard to see, but it looks like tooled leather. I made a little "belt" with it and a tiny buckle . The next element is Ballet Blue and Ballet Blue DP from Patterns Pack II by SU!. The focal image was stamped on an MFT Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic markers (see below). Then it was matted with the "leather look" paper and then Ballet Blue and popped up on 3M foam squares. All layers were distressed, first with Ranger Distressing Ink in Antique Linen and then the edges were distressed with a distressing tool. The sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla with Memento Tuxedo Black and cut/embossed with a Spellbinders' tag die, sponged, and distressed before being attached with more foam squares. Antique copper brads anchor each corner and the sentiment.

Come on over to the MFT forum on SCS and play along with our challenges this week. You could win a prize! See this post for details.

I'm so glad you dropped in today!

Stamps: Let's Hear It For the Boys! (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Paper: Very Vanilla, Ballet Blue, Patterns Pack II (SU!); Earthy pad (Crafty Secrets); Eliza 8 x 8 pad (Making Memories)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Spellbinder tag die; 3M foam squares, buckle, brads (craft store); Copic markers; distressing tool (Tim Holtz)


  1. Cool card! Love those distressed edges---and your new photo!!!

  2. Cool guy card, I like the popcorn popped up and the frame is great.

  3. This is awesome, Bar! Love the "manly-ness" and all the distressing you did!


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