Saturday, November 8, 2008

Inspiration on a Gray November Day

All the leaves are brown... and the sky is gray... not winter yet... but might as well be today...

The first of today's cards is inspired by the photo of this adorable little lass from the Boden USA website. Today's challenge sent us to this site for some direction. Since I have two boys, it is rare that I get to look for cute girl stuff. If I had a girl, she would have this sweatshirt. Love the colors and the great big dots.

My card is for my nephew whose birthday, surprise, surprise, I missed. Beginning of the month curse! I don't think he'll mind, but it sure does bug me!

I started with just the chocolate circles on Mellow Moss cardstock, but it looked too plain. So, I ended up using three circle punches (1 3/8", 1 1/2", and 1 3/4"), chocolate cardstock, kraft cardstock, and Holiday Thyme DSP. The felt ribbon is from The Paper Company... and it was on clearance! The jumbo eyelets and Hodgepodge Hardware are both Stampin' Up!
In all, I like it. A good, masculine card... with ribbon!
Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip and Color Box Chestnut Roan (to ink edges)
Paper: Kraft and chocolate from The Paper Studio, SU! Holiday Thyme, GP white
Stamp: SU! On Your Birthday
Accessories: SU! Hodgepodge Hardware and jumbo brads; The Paper Studio felt ribbon


Ann said...

Very cute! Love the circles and hardware! :D

Ann said...

Talk about being on the same wavelength: I was singing "California Dreaming" today, too...eerie...