Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop




Welcome to the Joyful Stars July Blog Hop. This hop features Close to my Heart Products by 15 fabulous and talented Consultants.

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Today is my Grandson Jeffrey's 4th Birthday, so I wanted to make a special card for him.

The inspiration for this card started with a sketch challenge over at Sketch N' Stash

I have three packs of Later Sk8r that I only used once and is retiring in a few days, and is already sold out. This paper makes great cards for my grandsons and since I have four that are still Children and one a Teen, it works perfectly.
From my stash, I also pulled a black glitter button with a grey pearl in the center and two grey pearls in the tire hubs. 

The stamp set I used is Fast and Furious. The truck was stamped on the paper with Whisper ink. Then parts stamped again in Lagoon and the tires in black. All pieces were cut out and layered with foam tape.

I always like to Hand Stitch on my family's cards to make them a little extra special. 

I also used a little of the Green Glitz Glitter Gel in the number "4" for added sparkle as well as some of the Black Shimmer Trim on the corners and under the truck.

Now hope on over to Lori's blog and see what great eye candy she has for you!

16 comments:

Betty Locco said...

Nancy,
I love your card! Love those 3-D wheels on the truck. Since I have 2 boys, this is my favorite paper.
Betty

Meredith Hainsworth said...

So cute! How fun for your grandson.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday to your Grandson! Love this card, and how you paper pieced the truck

Elizabeth said...

Love this card! Later Sk8r is one of my favorite packs from this catalog!!

Crystal said...

Love it! Such a fun and festive card!

Cindy Leek said...

Such a cute card and love how the stitching works with the overall project! :o)

Jean said...

Love it Nancy! I may have to lift your idea for down the road. Love the touch of glitter on the number 4.
Hugs,
Jeanie

~@ngie~ said...

what a fantastic card & am sure your Grandson loved it too :) fabby colours etc :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Joyce said...

Nancy, Nancy, Nancy you cards are always great.

Helen G. said...

This is a very special birthday card. I love the choice of paper and the truck. I believe your grandson would LOVE it!!!!

Krista Hershberger said...

Your card is amazing once again! :) LOVE all the detail you add to your cards...the stamped tire tracks, the touch of glitter paper, durables...and of course your stitching!! Love it all! :)

Lori said...

Very cute!!!

Stephanie Marie Brown said...

Such a cute card! Love the tire tracks and pieced truck :)

lavendersage said...

I love the Later Sk8r papers; I like how you used the pearls on the wheels and buttons.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful. I love the image, fabulous papers and brilliant detailing. Your stitching looks really great too.
Thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
Sue xx

Debi said...

Wonderful card Nancy, complete with your signature stitching. I have my eye on the new stitch guide. Bet you do too!
Hugs,
Debi

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