Friday, 5 March 2021

Shades of green and a tractor!

 


Hi everyone it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Vicky has chosen the theme, three shades of green.


Our party guest Carol and the design team have lots of inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along.
Remember, you can always link up anything goes birthday cards too.

I was asked to make a birthday card for a lad who loves tractors.
I had some scraps of glossy green card so thought I'd try for a John Deere lookalike tractor!

I blended some oxide inks in the background, bundled sage, peeled paint and rustic wilderness.

The sentiment was embossed with versamark and black sparkle embossing powder.
Here's a closer look.


I'm linking up to these challenges:



Make My Monday, masculine birthday,


Time Out where the team are celebrating their 7th Birthday, Congratulations!



Supplies:
Tractor die (unknown brand); Memory Box Parker numbers die; Simon Says Stamp happy birthday die; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; distress oxide ink; versamark ink & Ranger black sparkle embossing powder; happy sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

26 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely card Cathy, I love the ombré background. xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique and wonderful card and yes it does look like a John Deere card Cathy x. The die cut tractor looks amazing x.

Barbara said...

Spot on for a John Deere tractor I knew it as soon as I saw this. It is so hard to make masculine cards and for the teen years even harder. You got this.

Kim Heggins said...

Such a fun and fabulous birthday card....love all that gorgeous green! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

Brenda in IN said...

He is going to love this card with the tractor. That is a terrific job of blending and I like the shine to the sentiment and tractor.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such amazing blending!!

Diane said...

What a fun card design and color.

Hugs diane

Pat said...

I love the bright green of the background with the wonderful die cut tractor image and number in a complementary green Cathy, and the black extremely shiny stamped and die cut sentiment again coordinating with the tractor wheels brings it all together. This really is a great looking individual card which I'm sure will be really loved by the recipient. x

Loll said...

Great design with the tractor, Cathy! The birthday boy is going to LOVE this card. xx

Lindsey said...

This is great! I have a nephew that this would be perfect for. And thanks for adding it to Addicted to Stamps and More!

Anita in France said...

So much fun, Cathy ... what a fantastic way to personalise a card! Your background blending is brilliant for this brand new, shiny, John Deere-esque tractor ... which is perfect with the shimmery sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Bonnie said...

What an awesome tractor, Cathy! A great use of the greens!

Nancy said...

You have really done an incredible job with our colors Cathy! I love that you made a masculine card to show our followers what great possibilities this topping has! The young man is going to love the effort behind this! Have a great day!

JulieP said...

I am in love with this card!

JoAnn said...

Great card and so fun. Perfect for a teenager. Love it.

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Cathy! Cards for teen boys are always hard to make, but you’ve nailed it with this one!

Ina G said...

Simply love this card Cathy. So very rural especially with your 'John Deere' look alike. Perfect for the Seize the Birthday Theme. Love the birthday die and how it stands out beautifully with the sparkly embossing.

Shona Chambers said...

How fabulous you had a tractor die, I didn't know they existed!! I bet he loved this card, its perfect for a male and those shades of green are screaming John Deere. Its a brilliant masculine card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!

Nonni said...

What a super card! I love the monochrome green and the glossy tractor and sentiment make this very unique and festive! I'm sure the recipient loved it. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous masculine card love the tractor and blended inky background
Carol x

Unknown said...

The ink blended background looks gorgeous and the green tractor on top is just perfect! What a great masculine birthday card!

Cazro said...

This card is brilliant, I love the personal touch which is suitable for the lad to receive it. I am sure he will be thrilled. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Caz.DT.

foleysfriend said...

What a great card - so perfect for a load who loves tractors. Love the ombre look of the background. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

Ashwini Rao said...

I don't know what it is about this card, but I'm absolutely loving it! Loving the various shades of green - the deep ones and the brighter ones.. and how you've manipulated the shades to bring out that tractor. Just fabulous!

Glenda J said...

This card puts a huge smile on my face. My family has a significant tie to John Deere so it really warms my heart. I love the blended background with the glossy die cuts.

Karen Dunbrook said...

great looking card....so fun
xx Karen