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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Card for a Boy

I've got half a dozen cards started that I can't seem to be able to finish in a satisfactory way. But then I saw the sketch over at Come and Get it Challenges and felt the inspiration coming back to me.
The background paper with spots came free with a magazine. The panels with script are made with washi tape, and for the blue and white striped one I've used a scrap of a Graphic45 DP. All squares have been mounted to kraft paper.
I die cut two stars from another scrap of  Graphic45 DP, with a pattern of music notes. I added a brown button with twine to each star.
I've used KaiserCraft stamps for the rocking horse and boy silhouette and a Viva Decor stamp for the crown. The sentiment is also stamped, and the great thing about it is that "Gratulerer" in Norwegian means both "Happy Birthday" and "Congratulations", so this card can be given to a young birthday boy or to a newborn baby. All images have been heat embossed using brown embossing powder. I added a bronze metal clock charm to the last square. I don't remember where the scalloped border's from, but the heart is die cut with a Spellbinders die and I added a blue bow to it.
All edges are inked using walnut and old paper distress inks. No stitching this time!

This card is for these challenges:
1) Come and Get it Challenges - Sketch
2) Southern Girls - Make like a Zebra
3) 2 Sisters - #138 Anything Goes
4) Sweet Stampin - Look at the Scallops
5) Shelly's Images - Use Scallops
6) Inky Impressions - #104 For a child
7) Desert Island Crafters - Itinerary 4+7+10
8) 4 Crafty Chicks - #136 Charms (2nd entry)
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Shelby said...

This is a way cool card! Love all of the different elements you've used and it's a perfect for the chosen occasion for a boy!


Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Pia. I love the way you have decorated each square differently but so that they all work together perfectly.
Sue xx

Peanut said...

So scrumptious, Pia! Love the blue-brown combo and the image on each square. This is sure to be a treasured keepsake.
xxx Asha

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! Love the story of the sentiment having two meanings! Perfect for you!
This card has such a lovely, vintage feel. You have done a gorgeous job of it...and made a wonderful design!

Unknown said...

A story in itself lovely card, rocking horse and how you combined the papers..the ribbon die is one of my fav's too and wow this card is simply a treasure...xx

Judy McKay said...

Great interpretation of the sketch. Love it. Love the details. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy

Chrissy said...

This is a wonderful card Pia, love all the different squares,so much detail...fabulous.


Faye said...

This is a great card for a boy. I like all the different elements and the great depth you have created. Fab. X

Laine said...

Fabulous detailed creation Pia. Wonderful use of all of the elements.

Elena V. said...

It's so cute! Saw it on MIM.

Lau W said...

Pia, so lovely details on this card ! All is beautiful !!!

Skye said...

Absolutely adorable. The individual pieces work so beautifully together. Great job

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a fantastic boy card, you do them so well sweetie. Full of great detail.


cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love your selection of images and gorgeous colour combination.

Jacquel said...

I really like that sketch you used Pia! Awesome card though with all the different elements...TFS!!!

karen said...

Really smashing card Pia, I love your design really very well done, Karenx

Gerda said...

what a lovely card Pia, thanks for joining our challenge at Shelly,s Images.
hope we see you soon back
Shelly's Images Design Team

chrissy xx said...

WoW! I LOve it Pia...It's Stunning!
What FABulous colours and a pretty collection of images...

Debbie said...


Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Pia!! what a wonderful design! I love the colour combo… and those squares look fab with the different papers and embellies… it's a stunning card! :-))
Hope you have a lovely week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Lovely creation, thanks so much for joining us at DICC. :)

* Shell B.* said...

Wonderful card Pia, love the stripes you incorporated in your card!

Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge this round.....good luck!

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((¸¸.•´ ..•´ Shell in Alaska♥

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous. Loving the vintage theme and design.
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Chris said...

Fabulous card! Love the design and the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Zippy said...

Stunning card! Love the lay-out and the images xxx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Wow Pia, what a fabulous idea for a boy's card. It is gorgeous, I love the embellishments you've used, very masculine.

Saw you at MIM, I'm there at 13 this week feel free to visit my little fairy tree house.


Leanne said...

Thanks playing our charm challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Tamie said...

A fabulous creation that is super inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing your phenomenal creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great job with Judy's sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It.

loz said...

This is Gorgeous and Beautiful Layout Pia. I saw this on mIM..Loz

DIANA L. said...

I saw you on MIM Your card for a boy is beautiful I am # 7, 37,119, and #120, stop by I would
Love to have you visit.


Sharon said...

This is really beauitiful! Thanks for joining us at DICC!!

The Crafty Blonde said...

lovley card, love the fab vintage feel to it. adorable card, such a sweet image and pretty design. Thanks for joining us this challenge at Inky Impressions xx

lalkygirl said...

What a gorgeous baby card ,love the sweet embellishments you have used ,
THanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous boy card, its adorable! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



* Shell B.* said...

Fabulous card Pia, great elements in your design using our sketch this week!

So glad that our sketch inspired you this week to share with us at Come and Get It Challenges!

¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
¸.•´ .•´¨¨))
((¸¸.•´ ..•´ Shell in Alaska

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries is #2 and #212.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.



Marianne said...

What a great card is this.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Shelly’s Images!
Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Hugs, Marianne