CMS #26

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Good morning!  It's a dark and rainy one in our neck of the woods.  We've had unseasonably warm temperatures over the last couple of days, but they are now quickly dropping.  Tomorrow it's supposed to be snowing and in the thirties again.  Sigh.  We never know what we're going to get, but I am happy for the moisture.  We need it desperately!  Anyway, I always have the hardest time with guy cards but am super pleased with how this one turned out and love how the school elements highlight the recipient's teaching profession.  Enjoy!
I started this card by overlaying the gray, stripe, patterned paper with a cloud transparency; piecing it together with the blue polka dot and soft green, polka dot, patterned papers; adhering them to the Kraft, cardstock, card face; and securing them with moss-colored, straight and zig-zag, machine stitches.
The top right corner was then stamped, in Basic Gray ink, with the "CLASS Schedule" image, before the entire thing was wrapped, three times, with hemp twine, which was tied, in a double bow, just right of horizontal center.
The subject card was stamped, in Night of Navy ink, on an ink distressed, Oatmeal, cardstock, rounded rectangle die cut; flipped sideways; and secured, to the card face, just below the hemp twine wrap, with both a paper clip and a couple of staples.  It was then topped with a "TAKE NOTE:" tag, which was ink distressed and stamped, in Mellow Moss ink, with the "CELEBRATE" sentiment...
as well as a couple of die cut, from white felt, stars, which were sealed together with navy-threaded, straight, machine stitches and topped with a white button, laced with blue Baker's Twine.  A handful of pearls and trio of blue gemstones complete the look.
Color inspiration for this card came from Color Me Scrappy's Challenge #26.  I know they're usually a scrap challenge blog.  With preparations for this week's upcoming, Wplus9 Design release, however, I knew that I wouldn't have time to take it on as a layout; and it was just too delicious to pass up, especially because I saw the perfect color palette for a guy card in it, and my brother-in-law had a birthday yesterday.  Woohoo!  Thanks, ladies!
And just because I'm so proud of her, guess who's buzzing around on her brother's old bike?  And boy, does she love it!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a terrific Tuesday!  Oh!  And please don't forget that you have until the close of today CST to leave me a comment, at the link below or in the right hand side bar, for your chance to win all the fabulous goodies in my Birthday Giveaway.  I'll be back tomorrow with a winner.  Good luck!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Class Act - subject card, Classroom Backgrounds - "CLASS Schedule", & Super Star - "CELEBRATE" (Wplus9) Paper: Kraft & Oatmeal (Wplus9); blue polka dot (My Mind's Eye); soft green polka dot (JBS); gray stripe (DCWV); cloud transparency (Hambly) Ink: Basic Gray, Night of Navy, & Mellow Moss (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: moss & navy thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars & Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); felt (Scrapbook Page); pearls (Recollections); blue gemstones (Paper Studio); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); paper clip, staples, & stapler (office supply store); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); "TAKE NOTE:" tag (Elle's Studio); white button (SU); blue Baker's Twine (AR Designs)

22 comments:

Jean said...

Happy Birthday and many more special days. You are truly inspiring! Blessings.

Lisa said...

You did a perfect job making your guy card Jinny! The kraft background and the rustic twine set the stage perfectly for the school elements.

And look at miss cutie pie Adina, she looks pleased as punch!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous card, loving all the stitching and the papers you put together, and what a fun picture of Adina! She looks so proud!

Jennifer said...

Great card! Love how everything works so well together. Yay for bike riding too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Adina is getting so big, and so beautiful, too, Jinny. :) My 11 YO never learned to ride a bike, because she steadfastly refused! Can't believe it.

Great guy card...it's got a fun, fresh feel to it.

Lynn said...

Freedom...I'm sure Adina loves riding the bike! Love her sweet smile!

And your masculine card absolutely rocks...love the mix/match of elements.

Jeanne J said...

Jinny where to begin? So glad you have all those close ups because I am totally drinking this all in. Gosh your stitching is amazing - loving the navy and all that texture - that star looks so soft!

Charlene said...

Fabulous card Jinny! Love every stich :-) And your daughter is so cute on her brother's bike!!

Tracy said...

Love, LOVE the felt heart Jinny. Another gorgeous design from you GF. Hugs!

Maria said...

Fab masculine card! Love all the detail and stitching! And, Adina is so sweet and cute riding the bike! Looks like she's having lot of fun! Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful family pics!

Maria said...

Oops...wanted to add...happy happy birthday to you, hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeee your card!! LOVING those gorgeous colors and that star!! And she looks sooooooooooo cute on his old bike!!!

Linda R said...

I just love the way your masculine card turned out. I am the same as you, I really don't like to make them. But I just made one as well. Your daughter looks so adorable on that bike.

Hugs~

Sharon Fritchey said...

A gorgeous card! Thank you so much for joining us at Color Me Scrappy!

Annette said...

Jinny this is so pretty.. I love the colors and that big star is awesome.. great card..

Angi said...

It's the perfect guy card. Love that star!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Jinny. Love the colors, the cloud over lay... the felt star is just awesome!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh wow! Jinny this is a terrific card ... just perfect for a guy! ... I love that star! And what a star your little girl is ... she adorable!

glorygirl said...

What a fabulous card! Sooooo many amazing details on it! Love the big smile on your biking girl :)

Jill Norwood said...

Love your masculine card! And the sweet picture of you dear one on big brother's bike! What a cutie pie she is indeed! :)

Christina Collins said...

This is fabulous! I love all the layers and different textures.
Thank you for playing along with CMS!

Lisa Haiss said...

Lovin' all the stitching! And those clouds are to die for. Too cute! Thanks for playing with Color Me Scrappy!