Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wanted Birthday Card for My Nephew



Hi Everyone, please don't faint, it's really ME!!! I trust I'm not the only person
with the February blahs. I am so looking forward to SPRINGGG!!! It will come none to early for me!! Having said that, I must thank you for your patience and I promise I will be posting more regularly.

I needed a masculine card for my adopted nephew, Robert's, 22nd birthday. I have no idea where the time has gone, hard to believe he's 22!! I decided to use Stampin Up's "Wanted" stamp set. For some reason, the base card looks like it's light, light blue, but it's not. I used Very Vanilla for the base. I then used a layer of Chocolate Chip Card Stock, followed by Chocolate Chip DSP. For the scallop circles I used Kraft and Chocolate Chip. To get the "worn" look on the smaller Chocolate Chip piece, I simply wadded it up into a ball, and then smoothed it out and layered it over the DSP and circle scallops, holding it there with 6 antique small brads. I stamped "wanted" onto Very Vanilla and added some paper peircing to it. I then added the stamped horse that I cut out and used dimensionals on it to for the 3-D effect. I added some Natural Hemp Twine for the "lasso" and put a greeting inside.

I hope you like how the card turned out. Thanks so much for dropping by, I do hope that the snow melts for everyone and that Spring is just around the corner for us all. Ahhhhhh, what a wonderful thought!!!

Happy Stampin and take care,

11 comments:

Pam said...

Very nice card! Ride 'em, Cowboy!

Pam said...

Nice card! Ride 'em cowboy!

Brenda Tappp said...

love the card for your nephew!!!

Sharon F / CreatedByU said...

Beautiful card, Ret!! Love the depth, texture and colors! May have to CASE for an upcoming event.

Cheryl said...

Ret that is very nice. Masculine cards are always hard to do for me. He is sure to love it.

Rose Ann said...

Wonderful western card, Ret!! I'll bet your nephew will love and appreciate it!!

Shirley said...

This is the perfect card for a boy!!

Tammy said...

I love this card!!! Wanted is one of my all-time favs!! You did a great job with it!!

Beth said...

Awesome card Ret love that set you used finally bought it but haven't used it yet.
Hugs

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Such a darling creation Ret!! ;) I love this set!! One of my favs that I'll probably not get rid of!! TFS!

Barb Hardeman said...

I'm so far behind in checking out your blog. Love what you've done with this set. I think it's an excellent choice for a young man. I know he'll feel it's very special as it was made by his Auntie.