Saturday, August 29, 2015

Just Us Girls #308 - Wild Card Week

Hi friends!  Since we have a 5th week in August, Just Us Girls has its Wild Card challenge.  That means the hostess can choose any challenge she wants.  Nancy is our hostess and she's given us a sketch to follow.  We haven't had a sketch challenge in a while here at JUGs!
I needed a 30th birthday card for a guy.  My best friend's son is celebrating his 30th birthday tomorrow, and my friend and her husband are throwing a big party for him today.  It should be a fun party!  So making guy cards (for me) is challenging.  Add to it an additional challenge and you have a card that took a while to make!  I chose this color palette from a card I did over a year ago.  I started by cutting thin strips of kraft, Baja breeze, and marina mist cardstock and adhered them to a piece of scrap cardstock.  Then I die cut the numbers from that piece then matted it on another larger number.  I die cut the word and suffix from vintage cream.  The kraft piece was embossed with a folder and then cut apart.  The vanilla cardstock beneath was splattered with some distress inks.  The kraft pieces were popped up with fun foam and the numbers with dimensional tape.
You can see more inspiration from the JUGs design team on the JUGs blog and our current guest, Karen Bourke
Thanks for stopping by.
Paper:  Vintage cream, kraft, Baja breeze, marina mist
Ink:  Pumice stone and broken china
Accessories:  By the Numbers, By the Numbers Mat, Suffix Style, Wonderful Words-Birthday dies (all PTI), mesh embossing folder, fun foam, dimensional tape



Sue VanDeVusse said...

The perfect male birthday card! I love the 30 and how you cut all of those little strips of paper, a true labor of love! You have definitely rocked this sketch!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous use of the sketch!

Ina said...

WOW great take on our sketch. The embossed background is perfect and love the big numbers and letters. Fabulous male card.

Tenia Nelson said...


My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

You were so creative with the sketch and it looks fantastic! Love the embossing on the Kraft and those big numbers! Great color combo too!

Nancy said...

Sensational card! Love that you were creative with the sketch too!! Hugs!

Chris D. said...

Fabulous guy card! I think you nailed it with the textures and colors used! Love this!


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