Friday, June 12, 2015

Start your tractor

Hi everyone! I'm happy to once again be guesting over at Scrapping4fun Challenges! My "OMG" z-fold card was featured in early May which afforded me another guestie spot! Woo-hoo! Many thanks to Rachelle and her team for featuring my card and asking me to play again!

I'm excited to share with you today a project I created for Challenge #44 - Birthday. Come play with us - we want to see a birthday project! This child birthday card was commissioned by a co-worker whose grandson turned two. He's all about tractors and they were planning a tractor-themed birthday party, so I went on the hunt for a tractor cut file which I found in the Silhouette store.

I stamped the background in green and yellow using the IO Diagonal Stripes background stamp. I cut the printed sentiment with a Spellbinders die and layered it on an oval die cut, and affixed it on 3-D foam pads over the top of several loops of black cord. I also used a couple black buttons from my stash along with some silver nail heads.


OMG, I don't believe I've EVER glued down such tiny pieces! LOL! But I loved every minute of it! It was very much like putting a puzzle together and so much fun watching it come to life with each piece! Yes, I'm grinning! :)


I printed the the other half of the sentiment on the inside (continued from the front) and adhered a couple left-over edge pieces of the stamped diagonal stripes. The card was a hit at the party! (I fuzzed-out the big boy's name on this photo to maintain his anonymity.)


Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982012147181/

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx and Fresh Asparagus, yellow cardstock from stash
  • Stamps: Impression Obsession Diagonal Stripes background
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi (#126959), Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight (#126944)
  • Dies: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B, Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals; Silhouette tractor cut file
  • Accessories: Black buttons, black cord, Mark Richards Silver Nail Heads

I hope you've found a little inspiration to play in our birthday challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Hugs,
Leslie

14 comments:

Sally Dodger said...

A fabulous card for a little boy. Your stamping on the background is flawless and the green and yellow colour combination is perfect for your tractor. Sally.x.

Michelle said...

This is wonderful Lesley - the Co Worker's Grandson will adore this. Fantastic colour combo too - Michelle x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

This is stinkin' cute!! I bet he loved it!!

Scrapper69 said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot yet again! You make some cute projects so it's no surprise they picked you again so soon! :) This is adorable! LOVE the tractor! Have a Creative Weekend! :)

Theresa
Scrappers Anonymous

Amy Cohen said...

Adorable- Love the colors and the sentiment too! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.
Amy-GDT

Michelle Looi said...

Wonderful creation!Great use of sentiment!
Thanks for sharing at Use Your Stuff!

craftybunny said...

What a fantastic card for a little boy.Your stamped background looks amazing and you put the tractor together so well.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Lori said...

This is a fantastic birthday card for a little guy! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining our sentiment challenge at Use Your Stuff!

Lori - UYSDT

Naz Smith said...

Such a fun project. Thank you so much for joining us at {PIN}spirational challenge.
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Naz xxx

Maike von maikreations said...

Thank you for sharing your fun card with us over at {PIN}spirational challenges! I love the design of your card and the stamping for your background!
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/

Lori T said...

Thank you for joining us this week at
Sister's of Craft
Hugggs Lori X x X

Bianca said...

What a lovely design! The colors you have used are very beautifull. It´s perfekt for little men :-)
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! Bianca XX

Therese Engström said...

Cool card :-) Thank you for joining us in CCC.
Hugs from Therese, Creative Corner DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper