Saturday, February 28, 2009

Boy birthday cards


I spent the morning participating in a spin-a-thon for Lance Armstrong foundation. I lost both my parents to cancer and try to support or participate in any fundraiser that can help end this terrible disease.

I have two cards to share with you- both my sons have birthday parties to attend today. I used the same basic layout, but changed the sport to suit each birthday child's favorite.

I used a retired set- sporting goods. I will never get rid of it as I love the artwork images and it covers almost every sport possible.
I also used my new SU textured plates for my big shot. Love them such a deal at $9.95 for 3 double sided plates. I then used direct to paper method with ink pad to show the textured image more.

I used my watercolor crayons to color in the images that I stamped in black stazon onto confetti white cardstock. I popped the football and basketball up on dimensionals. For final touch I added some brads- I like to add metal embellishments to masculine cards vs. ribbon.

8 comments:

Wendy said...

great cards, i always find male cards hard , these are stunning

Jana Emmert said...

The 3-D elements and embellishments are perfect!

Gwen said...

great cards Kathy! those boy cards are tuff! you did a great job though! Sorry about your parents.

Marilyn said...

Both of these cards are awesome Kathy! I always struggle with male cards too - there are too many flower stamps out there to choose from, but you made this set rock - great job!

Christina said...

Great cards for boys. I need to work on male cards.

Emily said...

Great cards Kathy! Great layouts! Love the brads! TFS!

Laura Brown said...

First, I'm so sorry about the loss of your parents.

Second, your water coloring is awesome on these cards. Love them!

Chrissy D said...

Great masculine cards! TFS!