Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Dude

Last weekend was full with two Birthday parties.  One was our middle son attending his best friend's party -  who is turning 13!  These boys have known each other since the hospital :)  They are four months apart in age.  Four of the guys this age are very good friends from Church, and I've mentioned before that they call themselves N.E.A.T.  An acronym for their first names.  One of N.E.A.T. has been away for two months with his parent's to Africa doing some short term teaching there, so this party was the first time the 4 compadres were reunited.  They were a little excited to hang together again.

So, here's a CAS design for a 13 year old who also loves snowboarding.  I've combined TSG's Snowy Days set with a MFT Pure Innocence Sentiment because they worked well together.  Copics and Paper piecing on the DUDE. 

You just don't want to do any bows or ribbon for a 13 year old guy, so I added some buttons and twine hoping it adds to the design but still stays DUDE-ish :)

Stamps:  TSG - Snowy Days, MFT - PI Skateboard Boy;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Marina Mist, Pure Poppy, Flourishes Classic White, Basic Grey - Picadilly;  Accessories:  Grand Calibur, Basic Squares Nestabilities, Postage Stamp Punch, Twine, Buttons, Glue Dots, Sewing Machine, Copic Markers, Dimensionals. 


KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fun image and a great card christine.

greetings karin

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, love your paper piecing! sounds like the guys had a great time!

Marisa said...

Such a cute card, Christine! Love the image and the paper pieced board :) Lovely touch with the twine and buttons. Perfect for a 13 year old boy :)

Rose Ann said...

So cool!! I love that they call themselves N.E.A.T.! Awesome card with great piecing!! Love the buttons and little stitches too!!