Thursday, March 28, 2013

Seize the Birthday X's 4

Here's the sketch I based my cards on for today. It's Seize the Birthday #11 masculine version, so I went to work and made several cards for my next OWH box.

This was very simple to make using an EK bricked pattern punch, and some scraps of red & grey card stock. The birthday sentiment is from SNSS and I embossed it with clear detail, then colored it with Copics, mounting on a SB grommet tag with brads. The "to my brother" sentiment is from SU! Wonderful Favorites (r).

Here's a version I made with mustard colored card stock. I did the sentiment panel a little differently, and the lower sentiment is also from the SU! wonderful favorites (r) set.

Here I've used a scrap of blue, and this time I added 3 jewel tags where I embossed the letters with white ep using some of those wooden stick stamps. If I had more time, I could probably make a dozen cards like this, because they're made with snippets of scraps, and they don't require a lot of time to put together. I changed the recipient sentiment on each card to add variety to the cards for our soldiers to send home, but I kept them all masculine.

                          
Lastly, I made this one entirely from  some great dsp that my friend Mary Anne gave me, and all I did was add a spiral punched border and some matching twine for a simple, masculine birthday card.

Thanks for staying with me for this long post, and I wish you all a wonderful day!

Carol

9 comments:

Benzi said...

Super cards, Carol. I don't think I've ever seen that brick patterned punch. It's very cool for making masculine cards and so much more, I'm sure.

Linda said...

The first three just simply pop! and I love the paper on the last!WTG!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Busy lady. This is a great sketch for these cards. I love that brick patterned die. Your last card is equally as nice with those terrific papers. I am trying to a few challenges today and tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of the week.

Di said...

You used SCRAPS and din't come to play in the Snippets Playground? Shame on you Carol! Lovely cards - glad you reminded me 'cos I haven't made mine yet! Hugs, Di xx

StampTramps said...

I don't think I've seen the brick punch - wow! Love it! Great group of cards and they look like they were a lot of fun to make! It's always a great adventure looking at your creations, not to mention the shopping enabling....

JD said...

All great cards. Carol!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Carol! These are all Fabulous Masculine Birthday cards!! way to use up those scaps on your brick punched cards!! ( I always Love it when I can do that! ) ;-)

Hugs
Shannon

jimlynn said...

WOW! You've been busy! Love the looks of that punch on the first ones and the cute DP on the last.
Lynn

Lesley said...

Wowza!! You had fun! Love all the different ways you interpreted the sketch this week Carol! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!