Friday, June 21, 2013

Celebrate Your Day!

Happy Friday!
Yeah!  It's Friday once again and I'm done with laundry and house cleaning, so it's time to play in my craft room!  I hope all is well your way today!  I had a chance to make this CAS style card and I'm entering it over at City Crafter.  Here is the inspiration photo we were to follow...
The challenge called for CAS style with neutral colors.  I began with a kraft card base, which I brushed with white acrylic paint.  I thought I could keep this card on hand for a masculine birthday.  I used some fun Crate paper with numbers on it behind the wooden Prima owls and bird.  Aren't they sweet!  I wanted to give them eyes, but it just didn't look right.  So, keeping with the simple and natural look was a good idea for this card.  I embossed the two panels for the wood grain look.  The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.  And, wooden buttons with twine were added to finish off the card.  Well, that's my little simple card for today.  I don't make too many, but I know that I need more practice with them.  Ok, you take care and have a great weekend, hugs!
Paper:  Crate Paper, Recollections
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties:  You Make Me Smile(sentiments)

Ink:  SU(Soft Suede)
Paint:  White Acrylic(Americana)
Dies:  Tag, Rounded(Sizzix)
Twine:  American Crafts
Emboss Folder:  SU(Woodgrain)
Buttons:  SU


  1. How cute is this?! You nailed the inspiration picture so well! Love the wood veneer owls an bird. Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Awesome, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

  3. So lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  4. LOVE this card, Maria! The woodgrain is FAB as are the owls and the buttons! You nailed it!

  5. Oh, this is sweet! Love all the paint and texture, and those adorable birds! Simon Says Stamp & Show is having a kraft challenge--you should enter this. It's a $50 prize!!! It closes at midnight on the 23rd.

  6. Cute card Maria - now you can come and clean my house!!!

  7. So cute Maria!! Love those owls and wood background! Thanks for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

  8. So Sweet the brushed on paint! Fabulous rustic look..perfect take on the photo!

  9. Beautiful and cute card! Love the rustic look too. Thanks for joining us at cccb. Hugs, Wendy

  10. Ooh, loving the neutrals and loving those sweet wood veneer birds!

  11. Oh, I really like this with the Kraft and white acrylic paint. How cool!!!
    Super woodgrain bg and the cutest ever wooden birds. My neighbor just gave me some wooden birds. I need to use them very soon.

  12. Super adorable! Love the neutral color palette!

  13. Wow!! Wonderful take on the inspiration pic! Love the soft white washed wood look! And your wood birds are Darling! 8-)