Saturday, January 28, 2012

Stay Young

Here I go again. Hope this doesn't make you bore to tears..LOL. Today is one of my best friend's birthday so I made a special card for him. I really hope he likes it :)
First challenge, he's a guy. Making card or layout for a guy is not "my thing" before. But since my favorite color is earthy brown and my favorite theme is vintage, so I guess it's not gonna be too difficult. Then I start my card. And this is what I got:
Okay..okay..I heard your protest (LOL). It's not boyish 100%. But I got the inspiration from Oasis' song called "Stay Young" which I put into my card title. It's an alternative song, mostly guys like it :) It's one of my favorite song too. And the dominant color, brown and black I think a guy can handle it (at least I'm not using pink or purple). are welcome to laugh.
Now into the details. First I cut a piece of paper from Bo Bonny Time Piece series, make borders from EKSuccess border punch, then glue to the base paper. Then I put black ribbon on the Bo Bunny paper. For base paper, I use one page from DCVW Tattered Time stack. It has embossed part on bottom edge. 
So this is the idea: At the first time, I would like to put wording "No matter how fast time's ticking, stay young." But then I cut the phrase into "Stay young" but the idea of putting some time symbol embellishments still remain. And this is what I made. A card with three watch at the right side :) I made layer effect on two of them by putting foam tape. Just to make a few dimensions.
For the glimmer look, I arrange some beads (it's black anyway) on top, making a swirly pattern according to the paper behind it. I bought the beads not long a go from a traditional market near my home. As you guess, it is very very cheap. Like it :)
The title "Stay Young" just as my wish to my best friend. To stay healthy, stay happy, and stay young. Happy birthday, dear friend :)

Would like to play on:
Inspire by Oasis' song "Stay Young" Cutie piechallenge #20 favourite song
I choose clean and simple sketch on Top tip tuesday challenge #68 sketch or 2
It's a card for my close friend, he's a boy Celebrate the occasion challenge #47 masculine birthday
I use black beads to make swirly pattern on top Crafty card makers challenge #60 beads
Ribbon, beads, and paper embellishments Critter challenge blog challenge #99 3 embelishments
I use my favorite theme on this card: Vintage Crazy challenge #103 vintage
The sketch looks fit to Sunday sketch and stamp #90 donna's sketch
I use ribbon ties in a bow Do it with digis challenge #25 ribbons and bows
I use an old ribbon from my college years, wow that's more than 10 years a go Card makin mamas, something old
As you can see, a bow on my card Lady bugs crafts ink challenge #52 bows
I include ribbon on this card The secret crafter saturday challenge #170 ribbon
I'm using border punch, topped by ribbon for this project The hybrid chick challenge #11 punches/dies
A black ribbon for Do you stack up challenge #56 ribbons


  1. Gorgeous card. Love the sequins and great sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this time. Hope you can join us again.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  2. what a fabulous card ,so many lovely details and such fabulous colours....i love it
    thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
    tracey x

  3. Hi,
    This is just Fabulous!!! Love fab image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. . Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  4. Very Pretty! Love the title! LOL Thanks for playing along with CTO!!!

  5. Wonderful birthday card and the presentation of the sentiment looks great! Love your sequins very much. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  6. A wonderful card, love the details you added. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

  7. Excellent card and brilliant song choice. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pies! Woo x

  8. Wonderful "guy" card! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Hybrid Chick!

  9. Fab card, bet your friend loves it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  10. a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  11. Love the dimensions of this card. Great job. Thanks for joining us at CTO for the masculine card challenge

  12. U did a great job! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  13. A great card, lots of lovely detail. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  14. This is fabulous! Love the vintage look! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  15. this is fab, very imaginative! thank you for sharing your work with the cutie pies

  16. Great card! I love vintage... :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp! x

  17. Beautiful card . The coloring is amazing .

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

  18. Fab song choice and gorgeous card. Wonderful details. Thanks for playing along at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Hugs Lisa x

  19. Love that collage

    kitten - DYSU team

  20. Wow you rocked this card - looks like you have no problem with guy cards now!
    Thanks for joining the Ladybugs at LCI and good luck with the 'Bows' challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  21. Fabulous card! I love the Bo Bunny Timepiece collection :)
    Thanks for playing along with us over at Critter Sketch & I hope you'll join us for our 100th Challenge & Blog Hop Celebration tomorrow.

  22. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  23. All your elements go so well together and I love the ransom lettering sentiment at the bottom, great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our Masculine Birthday Challenge :)

  24. Love all the clock faces and the type you used for the sentiment!
    Thanks for playing at CTO!

  25. Great card love all the different layers and textures, Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs me x

  26. This is drop dead gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and be sure to join us again tomorrow too! Good luck
    Tammy Louise

  27. Lovely card - thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge.


  28. Wow this is a fab male card and I love the whole story behind it. Fab design with the swirls and bow and I love the idea with the clocks too. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettinaxx

  29. WOW! Totally gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CMM!


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