Sunday, January 31, 2010

For Grandad

My Grandad's birthday was a bit over a week ago, but it has taken me a while to find the inspiration to make his card. Luana and I spoke to him on the day (he adores Luana - his only great grand-daughter at present), and he was having an ok day, which is a really good thing as it was day 4 after his most recent chemo treatment. We're still keeping our fingers crossed that this was his last.....
My inspiration finally came from Samantha's latest Scrapmaster's Paradise Colour Combo and Makeesha's Inkspiration Inspiration challenges:


Keesh's picture made me think warm and rustic, so it worked well with the Creamy Caramel in the SPCC colours.
I thought I might try my hand at collage stamping, and I think the result has worked; I actually received a FANTASTIC response from Paul (more enthusiastic than 'that's really nice darling'!!), so I might have to try it again. I stamped a panel of Very Vanilla card with the Weathered background stamp inked in Creamy Caramel. On top of this I stamped the clock and cogs from Sense of Time in Basic Grey and Close to Cocoa respectively. After distressing the edges, I sponged them in Creamy Caramel and mounted the panel on distressed Creamy Caramel and Basic Grey panels. The background card was stamped with second-generation Weathered. The tag was created using the tag punch, just sliding the pre-cut tag in through the end, and was swiped with Creamy Caramel before adding a Jumbo Brad.

I can't wait to put this in the post now!



Stamps: Sense of Time (retired; Spring Mini), Cheer & Wishes, Weathered
Card: Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey, Creamy Caramel
Other: Tag Punch, Aged Brass Jumbo Brad

14 comments:

Chantelle said...

I love your take on this inspiration challenge - the little tag is so cute. Well done.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh just perfect to Grandpas!!! Great, great card - I adore that paper!

Deanne - SP {Diva}

perezmom said...

What an elgant and manly card! Thank you for playing along at SPCC!

-Kristin SP Diva

NĂºria said...

gorgeous card!!
I love the elegance of the card

Juanita said...

Great masculine birthday card, I'm sure your Grandad will love it :). Thanks for joining us at SPCC.

Melisa said...

Classic and elegant. Melisa-SP Diva

Allison said...

Great card! I really love how you used the SPCC colors, they were perfect for a masculine card!

Allison - SP Diva

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

fantastic!! :D LOVE those clock images!!!
-Shauna {SP Diva}

Susan said...

This is a very special card!

emily said...

Super cute! I love it.

Emily-SP Diva

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Love this card and the clock images! Great job!

Vicki's Blog said...

Great card.
Great choice for a male card...
Vicki

kirstyscardnscrap said...

What a gorgeous male card! I love it.
Kirsty

Tracee, Peter, Hayden, Campbell and Bridie said...

What a great card - I am sure your grandfather will love it.