Thursday, July 1, 2010


Boys/male cards are always a tad more challenging it seems, but it does seem to help a bit when the colour scheme is already nutted out for you (like using DSP for inspiration, or a colour challenge) and this week's Curtain Call Colour Challenge was my help for my brother's birthday card.

Add to this the same colours and stars from this weeks Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge and I was good to go!! The star panel was created by 'rolling off' the Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel and using the second generation stamp, and was mounted on a very thin border of Real Red. The edges of the base card were lightly sponged with Night of Navy. I wanted to add texture to this card, so the edges of the white panel were distressed with scissors and I sprayed the larger Night of Navy panel with water before scrunching it and allowing it to dry, and torn the edge of it as well as the Whisper White underneath. The Celebrate! banner was popped up with dimensionals in the middle to give the illusion of 'movement' and a few punched stars were scattered to finish.

Stacey of the Curtain Call Colour Challenge is giving away some blog candy to celebrate the launch of the new In Colours in the US IB&C, so pop on over and give her some comment love - or better still, create a card for the Curtain Call!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN!!! We'll have a drink together soon!

Happy Fourth of July, Happy Canada Day and Happy Territory Day (1st July too!!) too!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: All Year Cheer II (retired), Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel
Card: Kraft, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Punches: Small Star, Star


Stacey Schafer said...

a perfect holiday card, Natasha! i had the stars wheel out, but for the life of me, couldn't feel any inspiration! you totally rocked it with the wheel:) thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Marisa said...

Darling card and a great use of this week's colours. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call :D I almost went with the same blog BG you have - loved the green and the flower.

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous Natasha! Great job on both challenges. Who knew so many countries celebrated on the same weekend! Thanks for playing along at SCIC.

Candace Lawlor said...

Awesome card Natasha! I just love that star wheel. Thanks for playing along with us for the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge this week! Great job!

Shelley Germann said...

Great card with all those stars! I like how you tucked a few behind, a nice design technique. So glad you joined us at the Curtain Call!

Sue Kohler said...

Beautiful Natasha!! I was going to use that wheel- you have used it perfectly and a great mix of the colours!! thanks for joining us for another week of curtain call! stay warm! :)

Allison said...

Great card! I love how you added the texture and the stars. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration!

Kari Linder said...

Hi Natasha! This is totally fantastic! Very patriotic and PERFECT for the challenges! Thanks for joining us at the SCIC!

Mum said...

Well done Tash - you have done a great job once again - keep on stamp'n :-)