Hi Everyone! Sorry I've been MIA so much this year. Health issues, etc. have prevented me from crafting much but I just HAD to make my oldest son Brett a birthday card. He loves to surf & is coming back to California from New York with his wife at the end of this month. YAY! He's going to be working as an ER doctor about 2 hours away from us. I'm so thrilled to have him back home.
Anywho.........back to the card. I always struggle with masculine cards cuz I don't want to drown them in glitter & make them too girlie so I restrained myself & went with a more minimalistic card. Shock! (well it's 'minimalistic' for me anyway....lol)
The digital images I used came from artists at PcCrafter which unfortunately is no longer in business. Most of the images are from "Endless Summer" by Andrea Tachiera. I also used Debbie Mumm's 'Celebrations' birthday banner and the surfboard came from "Fun in the Sun" by Sapna. I really had something else in mind when I envisioned this card but I'm pretty happy with how it came together. The "birthday greetings" is hanging from the palm trees with scrapper's floss & swaying in the breeze. I 'stuck' the surfboard in the 'sand' & added an abalone shell button to the surfer image tied up with more scrapper's floss. That's my son surfing! LOL He's 6'4" so I can just imagine him riding that big wave.
Thanks for looking & leaving comments. They always brighten my day.
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft a Scene: Sand & Water scene
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Stamp n doodle: Get outside (won Top 3 ~ YAY)
Divas by design: #37 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions: Summer Fun!
Penny's Paper: #80 Anything Goes (Won $10 voucher ~ YAY)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #55 Any Sentiment
DYSU: #74 Under the Sea
Pixie Dust Studio: #129 Summer
SJ Crafts: #5 "All about the Boy" & something old -- I used the abalone button that has been in my stash a very long time.
For Your Inspiration: #30 Photo Inspiration
Wags 'n Whiskers: #80 Summer Fun
Raise the Bar: #107 Hello Summer
The Poodles Parlour: Male card
Allsorts challenge blog: By the seaside
Bugaboo: June ~ Anything Goes
Digi Design challenge blog: Male inspired creations
My Sheri Crafts: #86 Summer Lovin'
Here come the boys: #28 Anything Goes(must be for a man or boy)
Platypus Creek Digitals: #8 For the Boys
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: #24 Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge: #3 Simply Summer
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog: All Manly Men.....& we know how manly surfers can be...:)
Lexi's Creations: #66 For the man/boy in our lives (my son)
Love to Create Challenge Blog: #18 Father's Day or Special Guy in your life (my son)
The Pink Elephant: TPE151 Use Vibrant colors
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Summer colors
Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~