Friday, August 7, 2009

Birthday Card for Tyler

Yay! Finally I managed to sit down and make a card! This one is for my son's 16th birthday, which was a couple days ago. Happy birthday Tyler!!! I saw this tri-shutter card several weeks back when I was blurfing (that word makes me giggle, sounds like a physical reaction to bad food ~grin~) before I went to sleep. Had to give it a whirl. My son loves deer and being outdoors, so this is what I came up with.

I stamped the SU! Nature Silhouette stamps with Versamark and then embossed with black EP. The background is sponged with several different shades of Colorbox Queues, then the image was cut with square Nestabilities. The DP is from my stash, some I got at Hobby Lobby a good while back. The sentiment was printed on my computer, cut and embossed with Deckled Rectangles Nesties, then sponged. The "believe" is from Making Memories. It is aluminum mounted on foam. I colored it gold with my gold leaf pen before attaching it. In trying not to add too much bling since this is a masculine card, I controlled myself and only added the one antique bronze corner brad to the image, and a few tiny flat back gold beads to some of the corners. Tyler really liked it. : )

Again, I would like to say thank you to those of you who have checked in on me via e-mail over the past months of my absence from blogville. I went from job hunting and getting doors slammed in my face, to going back to school for massage therapy and then started a job middle of June. Love the job, love doing massage therapy! I will graduate from the school in November. I am working for a chiropractor, then when I get my licence I will be doing massage therapy for her, so will be a seamless transition. I am hoping to get more regular again with making and posting cards, though will not be attempting to do as many challenges as I was before. I sure have missed playing with paper!

I have enjoyed my kiddos this summer. My daughter will be leaving this coming Monday to head back to Vermont for her second year of college. My son has been busy with the summer ROTC training program at his high school, and will be starting his junior year in a couple of weeks.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Nature Silhouette.
Paper: Paper Studio CS, and DP from Hobby Lobby.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Corner brad, Nestabilities, flat back beads, Making Memories Words.


knitwit said...

Really glad you're back, and thrilled to hear the job situation is looking way up! Great card too!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow!!! You're back - YAY! I love the card - you sure haven't lost your touch. HB to Tyler. So glad to see a card next to your name. Big Hugs,

stampinfrog said...

So glad to see you back making beautiful cards!Congrats on the job!Happy Birthday to Tyler!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cool! He is going to love it, you did great combining the images and design.
Welcome back... Good to see you!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is fantastic...what a great job you did on this Tri shutter card, and just perfect for your young man. The camo paper addition is awesome.

6 wacky women said...

So happy to see you back!!
Your card is just gorgeous. I love it.

Great to see you are gainfully employed!!

Karen x

Janine said...

Glad to have you back and this card is amazing!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Great card! These are had to decorate and you did an amazing job! Glad to see that you are back creating again! Best, Curt

Charlene said...

Glad to see you're back, Nancy!! You've been in my prayers. Lovely tri-shutter.

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Nancy! Wow,..what a cool card! Love it!

knitwit said...

Hope all's still going well out there! I got a blog award today, and I've passed it onto you over at my little blog!

magic boxes said...

Nancy you are such a cool Mum,

don't think I've ever managed to make a card for either of my two - always seem to be too busy. This is beautiful (in a masculine kind of way of course)!!!! Bet he was 'made up' as we say in London.

I'm doing catch up - How are you doing? Hope you're all well and happy.


Elaine x