Saturday, January 21, 2017

While I Have A Minute...

Fast post without (much) chatter. One card, one challenge. I've got to finish getting supper ready for me and the DH. Grandson's birthday card, which he'll get in church tomorrow. Nice kid. Got accepted and is going to Purdue this Fall. Where did that time go?

Playing along with Freshly Made Sketches, where I thought this sketch would lend itself nicely to a more masculine design.


Here is my card:


Poor photography once again. Just as soon as I win the lottery, I'm getting a fancy-schmancy camera dedicated to only cards... Yeah... Like that'll happen. I used all scraps of papers, and the "18's" are from Altnew. The HB is from MFT with ME Smoke ink. The numbers aren't in black, they're actually clear embossed. Here's a small close-up so you can see:


Hope Ben likes it, I know he'll like the $$ inside, lol!! Happy dances everyone.


22 comments:

Lynn said...

Fabulous card for your grandson...he'll love it...especially with the cash inside :)

Lisa Lara said...

What a great birthday card. Love how you personalized it Bev with the embossed "18"s.

Hannelie said...

Love the tone on tone look Bev!The embossed numbers make this so special! No fuss card just perfect for an eighteen year old guy!
Hugs to you!

sandie said...

loving that embossed background and perfect colour mix for a guy. Had to look up Purdue! didn't know it was a place...learn a new thing everyday!! Have a fun Sunday xx

lostinpaper said...

Perfect masculine design Bev, the teen boys are definitely the hardest to create for lol.

Bobby said...

It's probably more of a light situation than the camera, Bev. I bought a light box though and still have trouble even after editing them. This is a wonderful card for a now 18 year old 'man'. I have a granddaughter who turned 18 4 days ago and I said the same thing. Where did the time go?

Jennifer Earley said...

Congrats to your grandson! Love the card! Great colors and embossing!

Petra Swart said...

Just great for an 18 year old young man, Bev!!!! Love the embossing of the numbers and how you've kept the rest very simple and masculine!!! For sure your grandson is going to love his special card (...and for sure what's inside, too!!!!) Happy birthday to him!!!
Have a great week!!!!
Hugz

Kylie said...

You're so awesome, Miss Bev! Congratulaitons to your grandson. He is sure to love his card...as do I! :)

Marybeth said...

What a fun birthday card! I could tell it was not black, right away! Love that you embossed the number 18 , Bev. Hope dinner and your weekend were wonderful! Hugs.

Brenda said...

Congrats to the grandson that made it into Purdue this fall!!! I know you are so proud of him Bev. I don't know where the time goes. My baby turns 21 tomorrow and I wonder how that happened!!! Time waits for no one! Love the card you made for your grandson! The embossed "18" looks great all over the card base. The pop of orange on the sentiment strips really pops. I bet your grandson loved this card too! Hugs, Brenda

Susanne Vargas said...

Perfect card for a teenage guy! If he is your grandson I bet he appreciates your handmade cards as much as what's inside!

Kim S said...

Perfectly masculine!! And still so celebratory with the 18s popping out all over!! Ben sounds like a wonderful young man with a great future in front of him - good job Grandma!! And thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Loll said...

I bet your grandson loved his card. Don't the years just fly by??!! The 18s look amazing with the clear embossing ... very cool. Congrats on your DGS starting college in the fall! xx

Leigh Penner said...

Very fun take on the sketch!

Anita in France said...

Cool colour combo, Bev ... those texture-y 18s are fabulous ... don't you just want to run your fingers over them ... I do! Ben will have loved it I'm sure (as well as the $$ inside!) ... well done him getting into Purdue (I looked it up!). Hugs & bisous, mon amie! Anita :)

Geri said...

Congrats to Ben! I KNOW that he's gonna be thrilled with the $$$ he finds inside AND with your awesome card!

Totally agree with Anita...cool color combo! Love the embossed "18's"

Joyce said...

This is a wonderful masculine card. Love how you embossed the numbers. Congrats to your grandson!!

TK said...

You're right -- perfect sketch for your great masculine card! Congrats to the college-bound.

Rose said...

Great masculine card Bev! Always a difficult age to make for but I'm sure he loved it & the $$ too!

Kara Lynne said...

Congrats to your grandson for getting into Purdue. That's not too far from home. He must've loved the card when he saw it yesterday and, you're right, it's a perfect sketch for this masculine card! Hope you're doing well, Bev!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Bev! Hope you're feeling well, as it's been awhile since you've posted. Not that I'm pressuring you to see another card, just want to make sure you're OK! : ) Purdue is an awesome school, you are a proud grandma I know. Love your scattered 18s on the birthday card. Such a great way to personalize it and make it special! Hugs, Kelly