Seize the Birthday #11

While I have yet to decide if I like this card.....I did accomplish a couple of goals in making it.  For starters I inked up the Wild Wild West stamp set that has been sitting on my desk since it was released.  Secondly I managed to get my card entered into the Seize the Birthday Challenge before it closed!  Here is the original sketch-

I was determined to ink up this stamp set.  I pulled out my watercolor pencils and proceeded to color my scene.  I then trimmed it down.  As a tip, one should really measure before they just start cutting their image down to a size!  In the end my image was too small for a standard card!  It might not look like it...but I spent quite a bit of time working on the sky background!  I was determined to make my panel work.  I decided to go with a tall card that will fit into a #10 envelope.  My image was still a tad bit small (really should measure before you cut!).  This is where the rope trim comes into play!  If I were to do it over, I would just redo my image and measure the next time!  I do like the inside of the card!

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Wild Wild West Stamp Set by MFT
Howdy Stamp Set by MFT
Black Cardstock by Bazzill
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Woodgrain Paper by DCWV
Z1142 Brown Staz-On Ink
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Z1837 Hemp Bakers Twine
Z1706 Round Studs
Bracket Edge Die by MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew-Masculine
Divas by Design-Use Metal
My Craft Spot-Strings & Things
OLLCB-It's A Man Thing
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great masculine card. Love the shape of the card. Image is just perfect. Love it!!! Thank you for entering in Creative Card Crew challenge.
    Lou DT.

  2. Happy Easter!! What a fabulous guy card this is ... I love the inside as much as the outside! Enjoy your day

  3. Oh this is FANTASTIC! Love that image! Would be perfect for me to use here in Calgary! We have a lot of cowboy friends! LOL!
    The twine around the edge is brilliant!!

  4. Fabulous, love the wood grain, image and rope effect, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  5. This is a fabulous card, I love your image and the wood grain background is perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  6. Well I like it. The shape is great and it's totally manly. Cool! Hugs!

  7. Fabulous male card, I love the colour combo. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  8. What a great masculine card! Love the theme and image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  9. Great card and so fun how you used twine around the image:)
    Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  10. I think you have cut it to the right size as it looks like you have used the a third layout - one 1/3 blank, one 1/3 main image, 1/3 blank! I also love the twine around the frame, beautifully coloured image too.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments #13 animal challenge. We really appreciate it and I hope to see you at our next challenge Karen P CM DT ( )

  11. Fabulous card Allisa, I love that image and how you've framed it with the twine.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  12. Beautiful creation hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  13. I love that image and the woodgrain background! Fantastic card, Allisa!

  14. Great card!! I love how you did the twine around the image so clever! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  15. What a great card! I love the wood-look background! It's fantastic and just perfect for this card!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  16. Hi Allisa, what a fun birthday card, the stamped image is fabulous! A Great card for a guy sometimes hard to make :)
    Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot ;)


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