The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, March 24, 2011

StampinB Masculine Birthday Challenge

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It's time for a new challenge from the Stampin' B's DT! This week the challenge is to make a masculine birthday card. What a good challenge--that's one area of my stash that always seems to be lacking.

I was intrigued by the Cityscapes Are On the Rise Challenge in the Moxie Fab World when it was issued two weeks ago. I had to think and think of how to approach it, having nothing in my stash that was remotely city-related. I finally heat embossed some white dot patterns on dark card stock and clipped the buildings of my city skyline from that.

I'm playing along with a few more challenges, too.
  • My color scheme comes from this week's ColourQ Challenge:
  • Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge #7: Adding Color to Non-Neutral Card Stock with markers or colored pencils. I chose this adorable airplane and banner combo from PTI's Fly Away set. I added some subtle shading with my Prismacolor pencils.
  • Paper Sundaes: Embossing. The Happy Birthday sentiment and dots on the buildings were all heat-embossed in white.
I feel pretty good about this card. I wasn't sure that my makeshift "buildings" would come together to make a convincing skyline, but I don't think I should have worried. This will be perfect for my nephew's birthday when he turns 11 next month.

I hope you've been inspired to play along with the Stampin' B's!! If you do make a card, post it on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my little slice of bliss for today!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Fly Away; {ippity} Love in Return (dot patterns)
Paper: SU bashful blue CS, SU kiwi kiss CS, SU bermuda bay textured CS, dark purple CS from The Paper Company, MFP white storm CS

Ink: Palette noir black, Versamark
Accessories: white EP, heat tool, Prismacolor pencils, scissors, foam tape, Caribbean baker's twine from The Twinery
Techniques: embossing

25 comments:

maryr917 said...

this is a perfect masculine card emily-and a great take on the moxie challenge-your design is really creative-love it!!

Marisa said...

Brilliantly done, Emily! Great card :)

wearestampers said...

Your buildings look great Emily! And what a cute plane image! Perfect for the guys!!
Pam

Benzi said...

Emily, what a fabulous, guy card. I adore your buildings and how you made them with the embossed dots..good thinking. The plane is adorable and the card is sure to be loved by your nephew.

Linda R. said...

What a different idea for a challenge, I would be stumped.. But you rocked it.. It look great!

Hugs, Linda

Crafty Math Chick said...

Ingenius Emily - The embossing TOTALLY looks like patterned paper of a cityscape. Love the colors you used as well. I am always lacking in masculine birthday cards as well.
~Meredith

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love your take on the cityscape challenge!

Lisa H. said...

THIS is fabulous! wow! love everything about this. great card.

Erin said...

Great card Emily! Very masculine indeed! adore the twine...

Emily Leiphart said...

Emily, this is amazing! I love how you created your own cityscape. You also used those colours beautifully. This card is clean and simple but it's packed with tons of goodness!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Emily! Love the little airplane and twine bow!

Alanna Harris said...

love your creativity...that cityscape is fabulous!!

Meg said...

Holy cow! Who needs a cityscape stamp when you can make one that this fantastic?!?! I love how you incorporated all the color challenge colors with that striped background!

FAB. YOU!!!! LOUS.

LeAnne said...

This is awesome!!! Very fresh & funky!!! Thanks for playing the CQC!

Jill Grace said...

Oh! Cuteness!!

Anita said...

This is fabulous Emily. I love the colors and I think your buildings turned out great! I'm sure your nephew will love it.

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Emily, this is so FAB! LOVE how you created your own city! WOW! LOVE the plane with the banner! FAB card!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card, Emily! :)

suzARTe said...

this is a really funky and modern card Emily, I love it

Glenda J said...

Absolutely brilliant! Great work!

Noelle said...

Great idea to cut out your buildings! I was stumped by that challenge too! Thanks for joining us at CQC, I love the way you used the palette:)

nancy jane said...

The skyline looks great silhouetted against the horizontal strips of c/s.

Sylvia said...

Great use of our colors, Emily! Lovey birthday card, love your buildings! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ again this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I left a comment on SCS about this one, but was glad to take another look...it is so creatively done....wonderful work, my friend

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for entering the Cityscapes Are on the Rise challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)