This week at The Perfect Sentiment we want you to make a card with a birthday sentiment. The twist is to make it masculine. We're being sponsored by Parables of a Crafter. For more details see our challenge blog.
One of my grandsons turns eight this week (going on 18 - he tries to parent his younger siblings). He's very bright, energetic, and competitive. He really destroys the theory about the second child being more relaxed. He's a high achiever who wants to do well in everything he can do. Before he started kindergarten I was reading books with his 2nd grade brother. He asked why I didn't bring some that he could read, so on my next visit I brought the easiest books a reading teacher has and by Thanksgiving he was reading books on a mid-1st grade level. He amazes me. He's really good at sports but also loves driving little cars, playing golf, bowling, etc. So this card is for you, Christian.
I used several masculine elements on my card. The image I used is from Clear Dollar Stamps, called Dirt Rides. Thinking of dirt and the country road where we live, I used Slate ink and a stipple brush to dirty up the white papers and the four wheeler. I used a plaid design Cuttlebug embossing folder on the Outdoor Denim background paper. Cork shapes, a corrugated star, and pewter brads and photo hangers help give a masculine feel. Instead of ribbon I cut strips of felt that matched the car and I masked the title (from Clear Dollar Stamps "Leaves") stippling around it.
Images: Dirt Rides, Leaves (sentiment)
Markers - Copic
Inks - CTMH Slate, Outdoor Denim
Accents - CTMH Evergreen Cork Shapes, Milepost Shapes, Pewter brads and photo hangers, blue felt, number sticker unknown
Tools - stipple brush, Cuttlebug plaid embossing folder