Saturday, March 13, 2021

Time to Celebrate!

 Hello All! Hope your weekend is sunny and bright. I have been struggling with my motivation and my time management this month, and decided not to make any St. Patty's or Spring cards in hopes of at least making a few Easter cards. But I have a couple of guy birthdays to make for, so I thought I'd make them now with some green. I'm sharing the first one today with you. Such a simple card but it seemed to take forever, given my recalcitrant mental state. {Sighing and repeating, This too shall pass! lol}

This card is for my one nephew who is still a teenager. He's the youngest of 4 boys, so he's pretty mature for his age and has a conservative nature. We affectionately call him The Old Man, actually. So a traditional look is a good and safe bet here. And he likes green. I rifled through my papers looking for green and found 2 nice Lawn Fawn plaids. I combined them with a Bazzill navy blue 6x6 card base and white Springhill card stock for my mats and sentiments. 

I cut the Sizzix Weathered Clock Bigz die out of the Springhill and heat-embossed it using Versamark ink and some Verdigris green powder. I cut the clock's hands, the Avery Elle Signature circle and the Verve Flourish trim dies out of a scrap of navy blue craft foam I had in my stash just big enough for my purpose, and I secured the hands with a very old Chatterbox stash brad. I hand-stamped a Wild Rose Studio circle sentiment and cut it with a Spellbinders circle  die, then adhered it to the foam circle. Looks a little like a bottlecap, eh? 

I used Outlawz current Wednesday sketch, resizing it in PSE to note measurement proportions. Of course, I could not use a bow and my nephew is not a ribbon guy, so since I am playing in a challenge to make a card in a different style or way than usual for me, I intentionally kept things spare and let the plaid papers and focal clock speak for the card.

I used my Xyron to adhere a circle of deli paper underneath the clock, then Xyron'd the clock to that. Because of all the negative nooks and crannies in the clock's numerals, there was a lot of Xyron stickiness. So I got out my Perfect Pearls Interference Green and brushed it all over the clock and the foam pieces since I couldn't keep it off anything once I began brushing. It gave everything a soft shimmery sheen that the camera doesn't fully pick up. But it's not glittery, so it's still manly, right? It goes nicely with the embossing of the clock, actually.

On the inside of the card, I matted with some white paper I had in stash and hand-stamped on the left using Divinity Design stamps and Papertrey Stamps sentiments on the right.

The back has more plaid and leftover scraps with a Technique Tuesday siggie heat-embossed and hand punched.

And a final view. It was very difficult for me getting used to this look. I kept wanting to add stuff, lol. But the more I look at it, the better it is getting, so here's to trying new and/or different things!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day! XOX

MY CHALLENGE PLAYLIST:
4.   Double Trouble #78: Wearin' o' the Green with Use Your Stuff -- Played All 3 Things!
      
6.   Time Out Challenge ##183: Different -- I attempted a calmer less junked-up er um detailed card front...CAS (except for the plaid so no white space)
12. Happy Little Stampers March: AG with Dies -- Dies used: Spellbinders Circle, Avery Elle Signature (zig zag circle), Sizzix Bigz Weathered Clock, Verve Flourished Trim  

30 comments:

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Wow, lots of green and lots of plaid, I know you thought you had to add more embellishments; but this is fine and to cover all four sides... great job. Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Double Trouble and Use Your Stuff.

Alyson Mayo said...

Amy, I’m so glad to see you playing along with the Double Trouble challenge! Your card is terrific - that plaid is awesome. It’s a great “clean” card, perfect for the occasion. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Leslie said...

Well, green is my favorite color so this card is a winner with me! And I'm also a fan of the 'less is more' look - I know your nephew will love it!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Super card for the lad Aimeslee. A great design and all in green and shimmery too, a Great look, he'll love it.
Faith x,

Chana Malkah said...

Wonderful take on the challenge Aimeslee! I love the green. We have an "old man," too so I completely understand.

Hugz,
Chana

Melanie Hungerford said...

Your card turned out wonderful, lots of green and plaid, and just right for a young man! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble!

Gerrina said...

I like the plaid; makes it such a warm card! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

dj said...

A time to celebrate for sure...love this take on our "teenager" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! So glad you joined the fun and played along with us!!

SARAH EDMONDSON said...

What a lovely colour co-ordinated card - loving the the father time theme, great job!

ahlers5 said...

This is a great card for a young man! I love the colors you used. I don't know where your ideas flow from. Since I started coloring more I have very little desire to make cards. I am having quite a few problems with getting motivated to do the DT work especially since most of the time I really dislike the images. I guess I will figure it out.

Rain said...

Hi Aimeslee! :) Oh I love those cards, that plaid is gorgeous! (I'm of Scottish descent, so I love anything plaid!) :))

Melanie Hungerford said...

Great card for a young man, the plaid background looks perfect with the glittery clock. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guys!

Jane said...

Love your use of those plaid papers and the blues are fabulous. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday,hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Elena C said...

Hi Aimeslee!! So great to see you at The Rainbow Card Challenge again... You always have something great to show. I enjoy it so much!!! Love the card. The clock is perfect for a teenage boy... how quickly they grow up. Hope to see you again next month for the April challenge
Elena DT for The Rainbow Card Challenge

Monica C. said...

A great card for a young guy. I love the clock and though I would not class myself as a green fan, I like what you have done here!
Hugs Monica

Joyce said...

Love the look of the clock along with the plaid paper. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Pip Lewer said...

You've nailed that traditional look for this card for the 'old man'. Love the shade of green too. Thanks for playing along with us this month at AAA Birthday. Hope to see you again in future months.

mugdha gujarathi said...

Amazing design!! love the plaid pattern paper, Thank you or playing along with us at AAA Birthday.

Julie B said...

Less is definitely more when it comes to masculine cards, so you've hit the right note here.
Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Celeste Goff said...

Great masculine card and the green is perfect for St. Patrick's day! Thank you for sharing with us at SAS4Kids!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Aimeslee, this is absolutely beautiful. Love your colorful take on a traditional design. Thanks for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge this month and I hope we see you again soon.
Hugs,
Em, DT Co-ordinator

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Beautiful card!Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Maritza DT

Sandra Wright. said...

A perfect card for an Old Man,lol..
Hope you are keeping well, and the fibro is leaving you in peace so you can craft a while. Mine hovers in the background and swoops down when I least expect it.
Sending love and best wishes to you my friend x

D.L. Walls said...

I too struggle with time management....I don't have enough time to manage LOL. Lovely project, Thanks for entering your creation in the challenge at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna, DT

Nandini said...

So elegant! Love the gorgeous greens. Good to see you in the HLS gallery. Hope you will join us again this month. Nandini, DT

Nandini said...

Very beautiful abd elegant. I love the touch of glitter. Great to see you in the Rainbow Card Challenge gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

Katy said...

I am loving this card! I have that clock and how you used it here is so awesome! And it's glittery! Thank you so much for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge! :) Hugs Katy DT

creativetimewithme said...

Fantastic! Can’t wait to see you take part again in our next challenge!!

Mary Ellen Driggs
www.creativetimewithme.com
The Rainbow Card Challenge DT

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Very nicely done. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Helen said...

Great card and yes, I did think that was a bottle cap!

Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge.

Helen x