Saturday, September 17, 2011

Birthday Greetings

The challenge is for  The Shabby Tea Room
The theme this week is to make a masculine card.


How are you all doing?  I hope all is well in your little world!    It is a beautiful fall crisp day here with a temp of 61 degrees F.  I just finished eating lunch and visiting with my Mom.  I went for a walk and enjoyed watching the little squirrels gather nuts.  The leaves are just starting to turn.  I love this time of year!:-)  Ok, on to my card.  Masculine cards are difficult to make.  But, I was up for the challenge. This card is for my brother-in-law.  See me in the car with pig tails?!lol   I knew what paper to use.  And, men like cars, right?  So, I was half there in making a card.  I layered and layered, added stars, and metal dots.  I distressed the edges and used a silver gel pen on the stars.  The brown buttons fit perfectly to finish off the card.  Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Whatever you do I hope you have a great weekend, take care!!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill, K&Company
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions(Car), Lizzie Anne Designs(Girl, Present),
Ink:  SU(Chocolate Chip)
Copics:  E00,R20
Markers:  Close to My Heart(Desert Sand, Bamboo)
Sakura Gel Pen:  Silver
Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Buttons:  American Crafts
Metal Dots:  Mark Richards
Misc:  Distress Tool(Ranger)


  1. Wow, Maria! This is a great card! So much to admire! I love the stars, striped paper and the button tires...such a great idea! Love it!

  2. Good to hear you had a good time with your Mum. How is she doing?
    Your card is perfect; love the mix of papers and the combo with stars is brilliant. Any man will love this. ( If not; he's a fool :)...)
    The car looks great!
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  3. Very sweet little car and lovely colours too! Another sweetie!

  4. Cute card! I love the little beetle car. Haven't seen one of those in a long time.

  5. Oh, goodness, this is so cute, Maria! Such a great take on the Tea Room challenge. Love that adorable car image. I think the stars and metal dots are absolutely perfect for a masculine design, too. :)

  6. Oh, my goodness, you are so cute with your pigtails! ;-) Love those button tires. :)

  7. How fun and those wheels are awesome!