Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy Dirtday!

Hi, everyone!

Today's Midweek Throwdown challenge is to make Cards 4 Kids. Sounded like a perfect opportunity to ink up my new Stanpin' Up! I Dig You stamp set. So, between a morning walk with hubby, a trip to the neighborhood pool with nephews, and a dinner of steaks on the grill, I'm making and posting the card below. (Aren't vacation days the best?!)

truck and sentiment: Stampin' Up! I Dig You stamp set
clouds: Stampin' Up! cupcake punch; Distress Ink core paper
truck and clouds: heat embossed with embossing ink and clear powder
sentiment embossed in Distress Ink black soot
garage sale brads

A few Tricks of the Trade:
  • I used a bendable ruler to create the shape of the dirt hill before tearing the core paper.
  • Clouds were created by pressing a section of white cardstock into an embossing pad and heat embossing with clear powder before punching out the top of a cupcake.  [Thanks to Stampin' Up! demonstrator Bernadette for the suggestion to use the punch to make clouds. :) ]

Having major second thoughts about the brads -- going to replace them with hole-punch-size circles, embellished with Glossy Accents. I almost never use any gems or brads on kid cards. While I like the look of the brads, my concern is that the card might get in the hands of an itty, bitty kiddie. So, I'm going to err on the side of safety here -- not even sure what I was thinking in the first place.

Parting Thoughts

Brads or no brads, I'm REALLY loving the way this little card turned out -- liking the bright colors and the design itself. Hoping one of our hero's little one will love it as well. :)

Hubby's getting ready to fire up the grill. So, looks like it's time to sign off.

Thanks for visiting and happy scrappin'!


Carol L said...

How incredibly cute is this card and especially the sentiment! I love it!! Very original and unique :)

Christina said...

Sweet card! Some boy is going to love getting this card!

BobbisTreasure said...

I think the brads are just fine! The embossing on the truck adds SOOO much to the card!!

Jen said...

CUTE! I think the brads are fine, fwiw (mom of small kids! that's me!). Vacation days are the best, hope you enjoyed yours!

Donna Hanley said...

We both went with trucks for this challenge, GMTA I guess. I love this card and you managed to make in during a very busy day. My hat is off to you

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This is cute!
Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!