Thursday, September 1, 2011

FTL 155 + cQc 100



I'm playing along with the latest challenges from Clean & Simple Stamping and Colour Q.  Both challenge blogs have combined this week for one great challenge.  We are to use the sketch and any past colourQ combo.  I chose cQc #27.  I'm also submitting this for the masculine challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges.

I needed to make a birthday card for my brother-in-law and thought this color combo looked pretty masculine.  I had recently acquired some Stampin' Up cardstock from my friend Karol's stash so I actually had some of the colors.


There is no stamping on this card *gasp*.  I just ran the suede piece through the cuttlebug with the Happy Birthday folder.  I colored in the sentiment with a Copic marker.  The balloons are a Martha Stewart punch.  I highlighted the balloons and sentiment panel with a orange glitter marker.

This is not a favorite card of mine and I almost didn't post it here, but you've gotta share flops sometimes too.  Or do you?   Regardless, my brother-in-law will like it just as it is ... and that's what matters.






Paper:   Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede (SU!), Orange Zest, white (PTI)
Other:  YR12 Copic marker, Happy Birthday cb folder, balloon punch (MS) glitter pens, Enchanted Evening twine (PTI)

10 comments:

Christina said...

Don't be silly, I think this is a fabulous card for a guy! I love that you were able to use glitter and still keep it masculine. The balloons tied with twine are my favorite part! So glad you decided to share this!

DAWN Braun said...

awesome guy card, we all need more of those!! and this is not a flop. I actually like that you didn't stamp, guys most of the time don't up from down anyway! :) love how you colored in the happy birthday sentiment. I happened to use the same EF on my card!

Kara said...

so cute sara!! love the balloons! so glad you joined us this week at the ColourQ!!

Jennifer K said...

I don't think this is a flop - it's a great guy card - but I know exactly what you mean. I have plenty of cards that I make that I'm not entirely happy with. But I think it's important that we show both the stuff we love and the stuff that we're not so crazy about. But, like you said I'm sure your BIL will love it.

Karen Veneracion Flores said...

This card is great, perfect for any guy!

Silke Ledlow said...

Sara, this is a totally fun birthday card! Awesome take on the sketch and colors...hugs ~S~

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Sara! This is a great man's birthday card. Love what you did with your colors and the sketch. Thanks for joining us for the 100th challenge at the ColourQ.

StephC said...

I agree, it's a great masculine card. I struggle with them, and only post about 1 out of every three or four I make. Mine always turn out terrible. lol Great job on yours!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

SUPER FUN card Sara! LOVE the embossing! Thank you so much for playing along with our 100th challenge at the colourQ!

dstandard said...

Fabulous card Sara! Great job with the embossing!