If you have followed my blog at all you know I’m not very good at going outside my comfort zone. I was determined I was going to try a new technique on Drew’s birthday card. I was PUMPED!! Colored my image, hmmmm, I didn’t like it. So I did another one. I liked it much better. Decided to sleep on it before I put the card together. In the morning I looked at both images and thought, ok, why was it I didn’t like this???? Like always there is always something you feel you could have done better. So I decided to make both of them up.
You also know I like my cards pure as the driven snow. I decided to try a “Distressed Newspaper technique”. Very messy, very vintage to me anyway. Guess what??? I LOVE IT!!!! I really got into the mess of it. LOL You can find the technique here. Growing up I had two bachelor uncles and they had a room that was filled with antiques and old newspapers. The room always intrigued me. I remember piles of old yellow newspapers. This technique reminded me of that. Crazy I know. It’s funny how our mind relates things to each other. My son also happens to be the spitting image of one of my uncles. Average height, rail thin, small boned and almost impossible to find jeans for. LOL Even their love for all things cowboy related. I think he’s spent to much time in Western South Dakota. 🙂
So here is my first card the one I’m giving Drew for his birthday.
Here is the second card. The one I didn’t like for some reason. I’ll use it for another man sometime.
Drew loves fishing. It can be -20 and he’s out fishing. NUTS!!!
I did take a pic of the inside. Usually I don’t do anything to it.
He hooked a sign instead of a tire!! If you look real hard there is some fishing line coming from the hook. I couldn’t decide what to do with it. So it’s just hanging around. LOL
- Stamps: Gone Fishing – Wishing You – LOTV, sign post – Stamps By Judith, today life …..- savvy stamps
- Paper: stash, Des Moines Register LOL
- Nestie: Standard Circle, sm
- Die: lg fishing hook – QuicKutz
- Inks: shabby shutters, barn door, tea dye, vintage photo, black soot – DI Sky Blue – Vivid!
- Flesh: E000 E00 E11
- Hair: E51 E35 E25 E29
- Hat & pole handle: all E30’s
- Sweater: B32 B34 B37 B39 B000
- Boots: Green – BG93 BG96 BG99 C1 C3 C5 C7/ red – R32 R43 R29 R46 W1 W3 W5 W7
- Reel: C1 C3 C5 C7
You may see some new things from me this year. Breaking out of my rut!!
I enjoyed making these two cards immensely. I hope you enjoyed looking and always love your comments.
Have a good rest of the week. Drew’s coming home Friday for a week of Spring Break! WaHooooooo!!!!!