My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Old Bird

Happy Friday!

Boy, do I love Friday. Such a great feeling to have those two days looming ahead, filled with possibilities. That, what I call, "Friday Feeling" was something that I missed when I worked in retail. Managing a store, Friday-Sunday were some of the busiest days, and I rarely had them off. Not that Saturday is the super lazy day it was in my college years, but still a day with less routine :)

Today's card is one of those "dreaded" guy cards...however, pulling out some new stamps from Scrolls Work made making a guy card child's play! It came together quickly and easily and I love the outcome.

I decided to keep it neutral and I used the Kit 2 Lg. Round #2538 medallion stamp for the background which gives the card a slight vintage feel. The main image is Large Birdie stamp #5531, and after I stamped him, I colored him in softly with chalks. The chalk is also what gives that soft shading around the Nestie cut-out. The fun, quirky sentiment (Old Bird #1037) will make this a great birthday card for someone with a good sense of humor!
Along with the string that I added to give the card some texture, I used a punch I would normally use for sentiments, in a more creative way. As a base for three brads, it becomes a cool design element on the card. Always happy when I manage to think outside the box!

Well, that's it for me... Here are the challenges this card is linked to...Until next time, Happy Friday to you!
A Spoonful of Sugar-One for the boys
Creative Card Crew-Vintage/Aged
Cooking it Up with Katie-Old, New and Sweet (Old-string, New-Stamps, Sweet-the whole card making experience!)
Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, K & Company, Ink: Stampin' Up, Versafine, Chalks: Stampin' Up, Punch: Stampin' Up, Nesties, brads and string from my supplies.


jane said...

Hi Karin
I love this card great for a man or lady. Sentiment is great. Thanks for joining us at Tellens Place this week.
Luv Jane xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Karin, yes well it isnt me, love your sentiment and the image. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyx

Katie said...

Great card!
Love the image and the whole homespun feel to it.
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Terry Oulboub said...

I know what you mean about guy cards - its not as fun for me. Your card really is nice and masculine; love the image and the sentiment really cracked me up. Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place! :-)

Crafteezee said...

Men's cards aren't fun but you did a fab job. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cooking It Up With Katie. Hugs Tracy x

Cheryl said...

This is a great card for a man! I love how you used the punch and the brads - you clever girl! Have a great week end!

RobinJ said...

Great guy card;D Love that bird and the soft shading! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place!
Hugs, RobinJ

AnGelCaKe said...

Hi! Karin

Fantastic card...I love the sentiment.


Winter said...

Too cute! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Courtney Baker said...

Oh so cute! Thanks for playing EBTKS!

Joynana said...

What a great idea for a birthday card. Love the neutral colors. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place

C.C. said...

This is awesome! I love this card, it's my favorite!

Pauline C said...

Very stylish but fun card - fab sepia effect. Thanks for joining in this week's CCC Challenge
Pauline x

blackdragon said...

I love birds on cards.... thans for joining us at TELLENS PLACE this week.

Carolyn said...

Hi Karin, I'm blog surfing today to catch up with my friends' art. You did a fantastic job on this card. Love your other art, too.

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