Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Birthday, Kyle!

Today is my oldest's birthday -- he's 16 years old! I can't believe it! Here's the card I made for him, using Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. It's a fun sketch, perfect for the image and paper I wanted to use! The truck is from SU!'s Loads of Love, and the numbers are from Melanie Muenchinger's set Just So Sporty, by Gina K. Designs. The dp is from American Crafts. I paper pieced the truck with the solid green that is the reverse side of the arrow pattern. I colored the rest of the image with Copics and sponged around the panel with Soft Sky ink.

I had bought a package of chipboard arrows when I bought the paper -- they work perfectly together! I covered the arrow with Basic Black ink, and I added a trio of brads. I also added brads to the truck tires. The Soft Sky background was Cuttlebugged with the Number Collage embossing folder. I pierced around the numbers and mounted everything on dimensional foam.

I like how it turned out -- I think it's a fun card! Kyle is one of my biggest cheerleaders, and he always likes to see the new projects I've made. I hope he likes this one! :)

We're going to a Japanese steakhouse for his birthday dinner -- his request! I have a few things to do around here before then, so that's all for now! Thanks so much for the visit -- have a fantastic day! :)

Stamps: Loads of Love (SU!), Just So Sporty (Gina K. Designs) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Basic Black (SU!) Cardstock: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Travel (American Crafts) Other: Copic markers; vintage brads, circle punches, paper piercing tool, stamping sponge (SU!), Jigsaw Arrows (Making Memories); Cuttlebug, Number Collage (Provo Craft), dimensional foam

19 comments:

Kerry J. said...

GET OUT!!! (gives a Monica-like shove) I would have never guessed you had a 16 yr. old!! Congrats to him! Love the card - have fun tonight - Benihana's?? If so, one of my faves!

Jennifer Love said...

What a fabulous card for a young man! 16...wow...I don't really remember that far back. LOL!


Happy birthday, Kyle!

kareNstampZ said...

What a cool looking card - love the brads in the tyres - always need a bit of "hardware" for the boys. Hope it's a fun day!

Susie said...

What a totally fun and very cool card. Love the curved arrow. Jen's sketch is a good one!

Alyssa said...

You don't look like you have a 16yo! Happy Birthday Kyle! It's the best day in the year - I know cuz it's my bday too :o)

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a great card! Wow 16, that is such a special birthday (:

Christi said...

Happy birthday to your boy! You look WAY too young to have a 16 year old! This card is awesome!! I love it!!

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday to your son!! Do you remember when he was 2 years old, racing around like crazy and you were thinking "I'm going to have to give my car keys to this kid someday!!!!" Well, here is the day!! LOL!

jen del muro said...

this is totally fun!!

Dawn Easton said...

Hard to believe you have a 16 year old!! I was going to say Happy Sweet 16 but boys probably don't like that eh? lol
This card is super cute!! Love that AC dp...it's awesome!
Enjoy the restaurant...sounds yummy!

shel9999 said...

Very cute! Love that bright green truck! Happy birthday to your son! Japenese steakhouse.... mmmmmmm...Have fun!

Donna said...

what a fun card!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so perfect for a 16 year old. Happy Birthday, Kyle!

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Christi said...

Hi! It's me again. :) Just wanted to let you know that I TAGGED you on my blog today.

Jeanette - said...

What a great card!! Happy Birthday Kyle! It kind of feels weird when they turn 16 doesn't it?? I tagged you on my blog today. Just wanted to acknowledge your fabulous blog and maybe send a couple people your way :) Have a great day!

Amy Johnson said...

This is the best card I've ever seen using the Loads of Love set! Wow! Thanks for the inspiration! Great card for a 16 year old, especially if they just got their license! I love the chipboard arrow!

Alexandra said...

Fabulous card, love this!!!! They grow so fast, don't they?? *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous card, Christina!

We are in the same boat! My daughter turned 16 on Sunday!