Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Let's Hear it for the Boys!!!!! while we HOP

This month's theme for the Bombshell blog hop (You should have arrived from Rachael's beautifumous blog) is "Let's Hear it for the Boys."  I don't know about you but I CANNOT get the song out of my head now. Alison has challenged us to make a Boy themed card.  I could have made the original one I was thinking of, but then I couldn't have posted it and maintained my PG rating.  But you know what else it is? It is Bombshell's FIFTH BIRTHDAY! So I decided to make a birthday card for a 5 year old boy for this Hop.

I used some pirate paper from the All About Boys DCWV stack. I matched that with the image of the two Bottlenose Dolphins from Mermaid Anchor, and the Happy Birthday banner from Banner Sayings.

The dolphins are colored with B41, 45 and C3. The reds are R32, 35, 37 and the yellows are Y32, 35, 38. The rope is the standby E31, 33, 35, 37.  The silver being C1, 3, 5. Once I was done, I went over a bunch of it with a sparkly pen.

I used Nesties to cut out the smaller navy level and then layered the pirate speak paper over that with the next size Nestie cut out. The other nifty thing I had fun with was the knot. This is called a Carrick Bend knot. I found a cool page to instruct me on how to make this.

Ok... now that you have seen my Birthday card, I hope you will hop along with us.

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  1. That is a great Birthday card and I LOVE the Carrick knot at the bottom,that is such a cool finishing touch!

  2. This is wonderful. LOVE the knot you added to it and the embossed banner sayings on the dark paper is perfect. GREAT CARD!

  3. This is fantastic! Though I would have loved to see the "other" card you were thinking about! I really love the layout and colors of this card. Your chosen Nesties are fabulous too. I of course had to ask MY 5 year old boy what he thought of your card. He said, "Ooh, I really like the colors, and all the rhinestones!" You have officially been approved by a 5 year old. ;)

  4. I loved to see the R rated card sometime. The one you featured today is great. I love this stamp and don't use it enough. I think I'm going to case your card. My dad would love it.

  5. Awesome card! You colored this beautifully, and the background paper and twine are great! I would have never thought of using this set for a birthday card. I love it!

  6. Wowza. This is totally fabulous. I love your coloring and design.

    That knot is the PERFECT embellishment.

    That paper is beyond perfect and would be great for so many other Bombshell stamps!

  7. Beautiful card! That knot is awesome!:)

  8. Lovely, lovely, lovely job!

    I adore that you made this for a little boy. I never think to use my auxiliary images like that. Brilliant!