Thursday, August 22, 2013

Jim's Birthday Card

Yup, I am actually posting on a Thursday. What?????????? I have two extra posts this week, and it's scaring me, too. But, bear with me, this will be extremely brief. (For me, anyway.)

I needed to make a birthday card for my sister's beau, Jim. He is a farmer in Wisconsin. Hence, the little farmer image, LaLa Land Crafts Luka with Tractor. I stamped him on Cryogen CS with Memento ink, and then colored him with Copics:

Skin: E00, E01, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E37, E59
Shirt: E81, E84, E87
Overalls: B0000, B00, B52
Hat: Y06, Y08, Y17, Y18, Y26, Y28
Boots, E81, E84, E87, E89
Tires: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
Tractor: YG06, G14, G07, G16, G85

My DP is from the Carta Bella Cool Summer collection. I distressed it with my Zutter and then paired it with Stampin' Up CS. I created a scene with die cuts using the following Cheery Lynn dies: Fanciful Flourish, Victorian Picket Fence, Grass Border, and Nautical Wheeler Doily. A chipboard dragonfly finishes the card. Hopefully, Jim will like it.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Be back tomorrow with my Jellypark Friends DT card. (See, I told you this would be extremely brief!)


  1. Gorgeous card Penny, I love that cute image coloured to perfection. The dies you have used are gorgeous and I love the way you have used them.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Great card Penny, that image is cute :-D
    the coloring is beautiful as always!

  3. How do I love this- farmers on both sides of the family! Hope Jim has a great Birthday!!! Love the dies too........

  4. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK

  5. WOW love the grass and the leafy vine such a pretty scene it creates
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  6. Penny - I love it!!! Guess what my Dad is technically a retired farmer in WI so I was tempted to buy that same LaLa stamp the other day, but was debating since his birthday is in September.

  7. so fun! love the scene you've created!

  8. AWESOME card Penny. I love the colors, John Deere for sure! Love all the added dies especially the grass. Your beautiful coloring makes this card. Love it!

  9. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  10. Penny, This is a fantastic card and love all the die cuts to create the scene. Your La La Land image you colored so stunning and I love your colors.
    Hugs, Pat

  11. Another comment from me :-)
    Still love this card, lol.
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  12. Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at CMC.

  13. Absolutely adorable! Love all the dies you used. You colored him perfectly. So glad you joined us at CMC.

  14. Penny, I'm back again... Gorgeous card. Love everything, all those beautiful colors and those wonderful embellishments. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Color Me Creative challenge. We look forward in seeing you back again.

    Design Team

  15. Fabulous colouring. I love this card.

  16. Seriously cute image colored seriously well. I especially love the shading on his face and the explosion of plant-like die-cuts that he's about to plow or mow or whatever with his tractor.


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