Friday, April 8, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

Since we have been having some rainy weather it inspired this observation of my life: When it rains, it pours!
After being mostly unemployed for a year and a half, I now find myself busier than ever with 4 jobs. And there is even a chance that more than one of them might actually become a paying gig! But when I say I'm busy, I mean I haven't had this many plates spinning in a long time. The only bad thing is that my wardrobe consists mostly of pajamas and I've gotten kinda used to wearing my "soft clothes".

This card is a testament to my ability to multi-task. I needed a card for my next Rubberstamping 101 class and yesterday was Ben's birthday. And even though I just made this today, I'm not late because we aren't celebrating his birthday until Sunday. And if that's not enough, the challenge theme at Hero Arts is masculine cards, well there you have it, this card is a three-fer!


I really love the combo of brown, cream, blue, red and a touch of black. It's a great combo to use for masculine cards.  I used a combination of papers from K&Company, Graphic45 and Fabscraps. The letters are Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type. The car stamp is from the Going clear set from Hero Arts and the birthday sentiment is from Essential Messages (yes, I was finally brave enough to cut a clear stamp; the operation was a success, the patient and the surgeon survived). I colored the car with Copics...still not that good but I'm undeterred. I added a bit Glossy Accents to the windows and headlights. The finishing touches are a scrap from a previous project and 2 little ancient tag stickers from my stash. Yes, my baby is 24, where does the time go?....no really, I want to know, I'm going to need to find some extra time somewhere.

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~ Philippians 4:13 ~
I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength!
Amen to that.
blessings,
nancy


13 comments:

Chrysalis said...

Love it, Nancy! Just right for a grown up age card for a man. Well done on keeping the plates spinning - no mean feat! I only have one (paid) job now (church administrator)but when the kids were small, juggled them with 4 PT jobs - not sure how I managed it all, now! Love from across the pond xx

Sanne said...

You really rock in this month challenge Nancy - this one is perfect! Any man would LOVE your red car here!!!! :)

NickelNook said...

It's a fantastic card Nancy! I love the mental picture you gave me about the spinning plates...thank you! lol Congratulations if one of your jobs turns into a paying gig! That means more money to spend on scrappy supplies, right? haha Your busyness made me tired, so I'm going to have a rest now! Have a happy day!...Nancy :o)

joy said...

I love all the papers you have used here and the red card is perfect for a masculine card. You are definitely one busy gal!

Lin said...

This is the perfect masculine card, Nancy! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Barb said...

Nancy, what a fun post! 4 jobs? Yikes! And I thought I was busy! You made me giggle at your pajama comment. That's just the way I dress. . . ."soft clothes!" Makes me glad I wear a uniform at my work! I Just love your card! And you're right, these colors are so perfect for a guy card. Love your fab design too! I know Ben must have loved this. Have a happy weekend, my friend! Hugs! :)

justsomestuffimade said...

Great card Nancy - I'm sure Ben will have loved it too ;)
Thanks for sharing, hugs, Ruth S

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a beautiful (handsome) masculine ard! LOOOOVE the papers--and the way you did the sentiment! FUN!

Heather Maria said...

This is such a wonderful masculine card, Nancy! I love your mix of pps and your colouring and shading look brilliant! Wow and well done to keeping up with four jobs! I'm sure you'll be cutting your sentiments up a lot from now on - the first time is the scariest!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a great card, Nancy! Love the rich red car with those patterned papers and the little 24 circles are a darling touch!

Judy1223 said...

Nancy, I LOVE your three-fer card! I agree, great color combination for a masculine card. Great job!

Tiffany said...

Oh Nancy, you do have a lot going on, it's all good, down the road, I wish you well on that! I love your multi-tasking abilities, isn't that what gets us thru the day? :) I love the red shine on the car and a BIG happy birthday to your 'little' guy...ok, not so little anymore!

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card, perfect for boys!! Great color combo!