Monday, April 25, 2011

A card for Jonah



I decided to participate in my first Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.

Here's the challenge: Boys To Men
This month's blog hop is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives! Now's your chance to create Father's Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash! Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash!
And here's the card I made:



I used PTI cardstock (smokey shadow & spring rain), my PTI seeing stars die (the middle one), PTI Fresh Snow ink (for the Hero Arts music notes stamp and around the edges of the card) & a PTI stamp from my Signature Sentiments set.

Using my star die, I ran the blue cardstock through my die cutting machine and used the negative part on my card, creating a window. Before adhering it to the dark grey background, I stamped the music notes in white ink in the middle of the cardstock, so that the design could show through the window.

Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

Kara said...

love this...the stitching, the colors and the music peeking out from that start shaped window!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the colors and the music popping through is great, if you haven't already you should enter it in the HA masculine challenge too.

Cristina said...

Yay! So glad you joined in! This is fabulous!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, this is a truly cool card! Love the stitching and the star! Perfect! Great style!
Hugs, Wendy

Emily Leiphart said...

This is a classic, Leigh! I love how you used the star die and your stitching (one longer rectangle) is a fabulous idea!

Vannessa said...

Great card and I love your stitching!

Leora said...

Love this!

Dana said...

The two stitched frames and your star window - just fabulous, Leigh!! :)

Magirk said...

I love your card. ;-)

I'm Renee said...

Fabulous card!
Love your stiTching...
and the music from behind the star...
awesome!
Perfect!

Suzanne said...

Hi Leigh, This is amazing. I never would have thought that stitching could be masculine, but with the double row, you have perfection here!

Elizabeth said...

Leigh this is gorgeous, the simplicity of it is perfect!
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Cathy Weber said...

Lots to like on this one. That stitching is so great. I zoomed in and checked out the design to see what you actually did to create it. Love the star with the music background. This is a great masculine card.

Jen Carter said...

I love this!! The colors together are wonderful and the stitching too!

Laura B. said...

great card! perfect for a boy!

Keva said...

Wow, this is so cool. I especially love the stitching and the music score on the star. Very cool!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a great card.

Chris Simon said...

I love the star die used as a window. Great idea! And you have some mad skills on the sewing machine, too!

Amy said...

Wow Leigh! Your stitching is amazing! This is something that I hope to get more practice at as it adds just the right amount of something to a card. Fun effect too with the music score behind the star.....Great card!

Love your blog....glad to see you over at PTI!

AHadley said...

awesome card - love how you did the star!

Anne said...

What a fun card! I love how you used the negative image to make your card. Your stitching is fab too!