Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Birthday with Paper Craft Crew sketch

My son's birthday is coming up and while I wanted to create something more personal, I had most of these items in my stash of card pieces and scrap paper.  It kind of all just fell together with the sketch inspiration.  I think it is still very him...blue and green. 

Here's the sketch I used from Paper Craft Crew:

I had the embossed card in my stash just waiting for enhancement.  I had created the distress background long ago when I first purchased Distress inks...these were my first colors!  Can you imagine how many colors I have now?  At least I can answer, not ALL of them, but most.  I also have a lot of the Distress Oxide colors...I would own more but that is a disappointing story for another post.  

I found scraps of the shimmer pear and blue weave papers then stamped the sentiment to match the balloons already stamped and die cut.  I inked up all the edges and highlighted the embossed base.

Stampin Up Balloon Celebration and Balloon Punch (purchased 2/8/16)
Birthday Sentiment SU Designer Tee Sale-a-bration (2/2017) with Modern Label punch
Distress inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Faded Jeans
misc card stock and papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Cactus and Blue Moon
Tim Holtz Notebook embossing folder

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

I choose Textured Embossing/Birthday/Blue and my Happy Birthday sentiment is from 


  1. I love that scrappy, distressed look you've created and the cool greens and blues work so well. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

  2. Wow, I think your son will enjoy his special birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. This is an amazing entry!

  3. Oh I love this, I think your son will love it. I love the distressed feel to it, suitably masculine. Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  4. I love the colors you chose! I am sure your son will love it too! Thanks for playing with our Retro Rubber challenge!

  5. great card Alicia
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator