Seize the Birthday #11

While I have yet to decide if I like this card…..I did accomplish a couple of goals in making it.  For starters I inked up the Wild Wild West stamp set that has been sitting on my desk since it was released.  Secondly I managed to get my card entered into the Seize the Birthday Challenge before it closed!  Here is the original sketch-

I was determined to ink up this stamp set.  I pulled out my watercolor pencils and proceeded to color my scene.  I then trimmed it down.  As a tip, one should really measure before they just start cutting their image down to a size!  In the end my image was too small for a standard card!  It might not look like it…but I spent quite a bit of time working on the sky background!  I was determined to make my panel work.  I decided to go with a tall card that will fit into a #10 envelope.  My image was still a tad bit small (really should measure before you cut!).  This is where the rope trim comes into play!  If I were to do it over, I would just redo my image and measure the next time!  I do like the inside of the card!

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Wild Wild West Stamp Set by MFT

Howdy Stamp Set by MFT

Black Cardstock by Bazzill

X5642 Cocoa Cardstock

1388 Colonial White Cardstock

Woodgrain Paper by DCWV

Z1142 Brown Staz-On Ink

Z2118 Desert Sand Ink

Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento

Inktense Watercolor Pencils

Z1837 Hemp Bakers Twine

Z1706 Round Studs

Bracket Edge Die by MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Charisma Card Challenge-Birthdays

Creative Card Crew-Masculine

Creative Moments-Animals

Divas by Design-Use Metal

My Craft Spot-Strings & Things

OLLCB-It’s A Man Thing

Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

16 thoughts on “Seize the Birthday #11”

  1. Great masculine card. Love the shape of the card. Image is just perfect. Love it!!! Thank you for entering in Creative Card Crew challenge.
    Lou DT.

  2. Oh this is FANTASTIC! Love that image! Would be perfect for me to use here in Calgary! We have a lot of cowboy friends! LOL!
    The twine around the edge is brilliant!!

  3. Fabulous, love the wood grain, image and rope effect, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  4. This is a fabulous card, I love your image and the wood grain background is perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  5. What a great masculine card! Love the theme and image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    – Jenn DT

  6. I think you have cut it to the right size as it looks like you have used the a third layout – one 1/3 blank, one 1/3 main image, 1/3 blank! I also love the twine around the frame, beautifully coloured image too.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments #13 animal challenge. We really appreciate it and I hope to see you at our next challenge Karen P CM DT ( )

  7. Hi Allisa, what a fun birthday card, the stamped image is fabulous! A Great card for a guy sometimes hard to make 🙂
    Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot 😉


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