Monday, May 23, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #3: Bring the Bling

I was commissioned to make a birthday card for my cousin's son who turns one next week. I didn't intend for this card to fit into the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #3: Bring the Bling but it ended up that way when I decided that the wheels from the flatbed train were too train-y for the pickup truck. The pieces are obviously from two different sets but I thought the flatbed train would work as a trailer for the truck and it does, sort of, right? I thought the big '1' on top of it looked like those advertisement trucks and, as a result, the bling ads to that whole 'look at this' flashiness of the card. After all, it's a big deal when a baby turns one, right? :) This is the first time bling has worked on a masculine card, for me anyway. This is also the first time I cut into my Basic Grey Oliver pad which I've had since December! The papers are adorable and I love how they were so easy to mix and match. And speaking of Basic Grey, have you seen the new Out of Print and Oxford collections with matching Hero Arts stamps? I am in big trouble when those are available to order!!!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; Basic Grey Oliver; Papertrey Ink Boy Basics: Truckin' It, Train Tracks & Enjoy the Ride; Memories Black ink; Tim Holtz Antique Linen & Walnut Stain Distress Inks; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One; Papertrey Ink Truckin' It, Train Tracks & By the Numbers dies; QuicKutz Epic Six; SU Basic Rhinestones; Stampin' Dimensionals

44 comments:

Brenda said...

Love those yummy papers! What a neat idea to put the 1 on the flatbed! Very creative !

BabyBokChoy said...

Awesome idea, and I have these papers!!! I should totally try this idea!

Michele Gross said...

Super cute! I would drive a truck if it had wheels like that :) Glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

OOOooh! I LOVE the gems in the truck as they add so much sparks to this card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Love it when you play :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the paper!

lotte chew said...

cute card :D love the patterned papers and the blink

Priscilla said...

Great card Emily. It is super cute for a boy...those wheels totally rock!

Jennifer said...

Adorable Birthday card!!! LOVE the paper you choose!! He will LOVE it!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

These sets go perfect together! Love it! And the wheels are fun this way! These papers are so pretty, love the colors and perfect for a card like this!!! Love the big 1 on the truck!!

Hugs, Wendy

Janna Werner said...

ohh supersweet, wish I was 1 again lol

Angela said...

Hooray for a cute baby card! Love the Oliver papers, the blingy wheels, the big ol' 1 -- I'm sure baby and family will just love it!

Karen B. said...

I love that paper pad too and your card is just too adorable! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

onecraftymama said...

Agh, more Basic Grey/Hero Arts goodness? My wallet is crying now ;)
I love this card - the dots are one of my favourite patterns in the collection, and I just love that huge "1". It's totally a big deal :)

~amy~ said...

sooo cute...love your shaped card!

Jen W. said...

Too cute! Love that truck image - it as just gone onto my wish list. The dotty paper is cool too and the bling really works. :)

lynn said...

such a cute card design, emily! love how you added the bling in:)

Shauna K said...

super cute!!! the bling is the perfect touch :D

Isha said...

Lovely cute card Emily...Its fun to see what you play with:))

Erin said...

The flatbed train works perfect, I wouldn't have known the difference if you hadn't written it! cuteness all over your blog today

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this! LOVE the papers and the train--and those little gem wheels! SOOOO cute:)

Kryssi said...

Everything works so well together here! I think I made a similar card like this before too.. with a huge number sitting atop a train. Cuteness. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lindsey said...

What a cute card! To me, the truck and trailer go together perfectly... but then again, I don't have a truck- and train-loving boy by my side all the time. ;) Great use of the yummy patterned papers, too.

Jenny said...

Just love your cards and this is no exception, brilliant :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

Combining stamps from different sets is always so much fun! I love this card and you're right - the bling really does work on a male card!

Lynn said...

Oh this flatbed truck is so cool..my boys would love this!

Laura Davis said...

Adorable!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

AnitaRex said...

I love what you've done with these sets! The flat bed idea is a really good one pulling the number 1! I love that you added bling and love that it wasn't what you had planned to do! :>

Julie Hoffman said...

Love this FIRST birthday card! Great shape, love the DP and that number on the truck bed rocks!

Beth aka BR-T said...

What a fun card!

Jocelyn said...

The truck and the train bottom work perfectly together! I always love how you see stamps in non-traditional ways...you really can get your bang for the buck that way. Amazing pp and colors! I love it!!

Emily Keaton said...

This card is totally cute, Emily. So perfect for a first birthday! I love how you arranged to haul that "1" to the party!!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! It's a really cute card!! I love the blings on the wheels. Really adds fun to the card. I think the little man the card is for is gonna love it. Have an awesome day, Emily! {{hugs}}

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

So stinkin' cute! That Oliver DP goes perfectly with these images. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll join us again and share more of your beautiful work with us!

jen said...

this is so adorable! love the bling wheels & that paper is YUM-MY!!! :D

Cath said...

Super cute card, Emily! :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

Adorable! Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Meg said...

Great card! Love the blinged tires- could be appropriate for so many different recipients. ;)

Smita said...

I love this one!! Very cute...

How have you been? :)

Hugs,
Smita

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Yeah for Cath giving a shout out to this card over at Moxie Fab World, woo hoo!

Deirdre said...

Soooo adorable.

Congrats on the Moxie shout out!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on the shout out at MF world!!You rock!

Trinh said...

This is adorable, Emily! Love how you used the bling.

Pauline said...

Such a wonderful card, love the blingy wheels and the spotty paper, so cute!

Lorraine said...

Perfect boy card! Love how you mixed all the different elements to create it!