Saturday, 3 March 2012

Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop and My Dads Birthday Card

In my quest this week to comment on pretty much every Make It Monday project (just for fun) I have found another blog challenge over at Pumpkin Spice, which today is a blog hop and has the theme Boy Crazy, where you had to include at least one circle, piece of twine and button.  The masculine theme was just perfect as it's my Dad's birthday next week and I needed to make him a card, so that's exactly what I did:

 This is an 8x8 card! So I cut a piece of paper slightly more scrunched it up and then inked straight from the pad with Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo, gave it a quick spritz with water then dried it with my heat gun and then ironed it flat with an ecautsic (something like that) iron so it was flat! Then I inked some more card with Vinatge Photo, cut out Parisian Accents border and inked through the die again! (my absolute fave die at the moment seem to be using it with everything)!
 I printed out the picture of the car and added some Glossy Accent to highlight various parts, cut out a mat and around the image with the Cricut, slightly inked around the car image so it was a little more 'vintage' in keeping with the rest of the card! The sentiment was printed out and then foiled, then I cut it out with my scalloped circle die and did a bit more inking!
 For the twine I inked some natural twine with the Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany and then twisted the two strands together and around the card! For the button I made my own out of Polymer Clay, by mixing red and black together so it went with the card, impressing a stamp to give texture then cutting out a circle with little cookie cutters! I attached this to the twine with an extra piece of twine!
And although it's a male card I added just those little bits of bling to finish it off!
Hope you like
Speak Soon
Nat -x-


  1. Hi Nat

    Awesome Masculine card!!

    Don't you just love it when you find a challenge that has the perfect theme for a card that you are needing.

    I think you totally nailed this challenge!

    Michelle :o)

  2. Excelent card! I love all the different techniques that you used. Thanks for joining us in the challegne at Pumpkin Spice!

  3. Great masculine card, its all come togeth perfectly. my challenge this year is to makemore male cards, a real challenge for me. good luck with commenting, I am sure you will come across some beautiful work. have a great week

  4. i think Dad will love this card. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award pop over and pick it up.
    Margaret M

  5. I commend you girl.... I have never even attempted a card for a man, or even a boy! Not sure I have it in me!!!


  6. Beautiful border! So elegant. Thank you for joining us at Shop Pumpkin Spice and for taking time to leave a sweet comment on my blog!

  7. Nice Guy Card, thanks for playing with us at Pumpkin Spice!

  8. GREAT job!!! I'm SO glad the theme fit into your dad's birthday timing! Thank you SO much for playing along with us at Shop Pumpkin Spice!

  9. I hope your father very happy seen this card. This card is very different to other which you put on car's image. This is a great challenge for everyone. I attract by that.