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Saturday, February 4, 2012


Hey there, my hubby's buddy is having a birthday next week so I wanted to make him a special card.  We call him the "Little Guy" or sometimes "Gilligan" (get it...Skipper's little buddy?).  Please don't think we're picking on him because of his size (he isn't even that short...just shorter than the others).  All the guys have nicknames..."Big Guy" and "Wood Shed Jeff" (maybe I'll tell you about those another day LOL!).  Dave is an awesome guy with a great sense of humor and OMGosh...he's a HUGE Oregon Duck fan (just like my hubby)!  I knew #1 Sports Fan from Our Craft Lounge would be perfect for him!

In order to customize Gramps, blue painter's tape was used to mask the #1 on his shirt before stamping.  I printed the Oregon "O" from the Duck website then used the light box a friend recently gave me to trace it.  This was my first time using a light box and I loved it!  I also drew in the rest of the "O" on his hat.  A  Copic Multiliner was used to trace over the pencil before it was erased and violá...Gramps was ready to color!  For added depth, Gramp's chair was paper pieced then shaded with Copic markers and for dimension, he was stamped twice and his legs/feet and hand/can was popped up.  Guy cards can be tough and this stamp makes it easy peasy to customize a card for any sports fan using their favorite team!  Gotta love that, right?  I have a feeling I'll be making several more Oregon Gramps cards before I'm done!  *grin*

Here's the inside (it's pretty simple but ties into the sports/birthday theme)...

Copic coloring:

Skin:  E02, E01, E00, R30, G24  Hair:  W3, W2, W0  Slippers:  G29, G28, G24  Pajama bottoms:  Y19, Y17 Y15, Y13  T-shirt:  G29, G28, G24, Y19, Y17 Y15, Y13  Can:  C4, C2, C0  Foam finger:  G29, G28, G24, Y19, Y17 Y15, Y13  Baseball hat:  G29, G28, G24, Y17, C2, C0, 0  Chair:  E44, E43, E41, C2, C0, 0  Football:  E44, E43, E42  Inside image:  YR18, YR15, YR12, C1, C0, 0, W3, W1, W00

This project includes the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog ~ #140 Free & Easy February - Pt 1
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge Blog ~ #69 Time to Brighten Up Your Day!
Crafty Creations Challenges ~ #155 Home Sweet Home
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog ~ Punches and/or Dies
Cute Card Thursday ~ #202 Buttons and Bows
Delightful Challenges ~ Punches and Dies
Divas By Design ~ #20 Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog ~ #57 Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers ~ #82 Something new (light box)
Fun With Shapes and More ~ #102 Birthday
Inky Impressions Challenge ~ Use Pearls and/or Bling
Little Darlings Challenges ~ #16 Polka Dots
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge ~ #36 Embossing
Sentimental Sundays ~ #87 Dry Embossing
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays ~ Die Cut or Punches
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ~ #149 Diamonds or Pearls (I wouldn't say no to either, but definitely diamonds)
Taylored Expressions ~ #151 Sketch
The Squirrel and the Fox ~ #10 Austrailian and/or Party
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge ~ Paper Piecing

Thanks for stopping by!    Basketball 1 

STAMPS:  OCL #1 Sports Fan, Happy Shopping, Big Birthday Wishes (enter the code "checkusout" to receive 20% off your entire purchase at Memories of Time)
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; X-Press Blending Card; Basic Grey A La Vogue Little Black Dress Collection
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Light Box; .03 Black Copic Multiliner pen; paper snips; Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Picot Edge Circles; Sizzix Big Shot, Swiss Dot embossing folder; Kaiser Craft rhinestones (colored with Copic 100); buttons from my stash; The Twinery Cappuccino twine; ScrapPerfect The Best Glue Ever; SU Dimensionals; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Paper piecing; masking (inside); fussy cutting


Jennipher said...

Wow that is some really gorgeous coloring! Love the background too.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, fab colour combo!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Donelda said...

Gramps is adorable - I love how you customized him! One of the best reasons for being a card maker!! And I love the additional details of paper piecing the chair!! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafter Creations Challenges!

Lisa M said...

You've done an outstanding job paper piecing this birthday card. Absolutely love that background paper used on the cover, the chair and the inside. That has the perfect masculine weave to it. Nicely done on your card. :)

Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
Lisa xx

Doreen said...

Love your card,fab paper piecing.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Crafty

Anne Temple said...

Fantastic card (and not just because I'm a Ducks fan too). Love the bright colors and such a fun image. So glad you joined us for the Embossing challenge at Pattie's Creations.

WencheP said...

This is so cool. What a great image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Tracy said...

Oregon Gramps rocks!! This is so stinkin cute!! Your card just screams F*U*N! The paper piecing and your coloring are the bees knees!! Thank you for playing along with TESC!

Tracy said...

Oh gosh my bestie bloggie buddy would love this since she's from Eugene. :-) Awesome coloring job and a really terrific guy card! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!
GD Inkette

Joey said...

Fantastic card, the image is great I love it, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey xx

Bunny said...

Lovely creation...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck..

Caz Crafty sentiments DT

Sandi said...

great card for a guy!
Thanks for playing in our 'Embossing' Challenge #36, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Angel-23 said...

Fab card great colours, thank you for joining us at delighful challenges good luck.
Hugs Rachael xx

Eskimo Frosting said...

Fantastic card. You have done a great job with the colouring and I am sure it will be really well received.

Thanks for Joining us this week at Diva's by Design.


Kerry said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Craftyanny said...

Super male card. I'm sure it will be well received
Thanks for joining us on Inky Impressions this week
Anne x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I TOTALLY love this card. I enjoyed all the little details you wrote about; otherwise, I may have missed it visually. The extra pop-up of the legs is cool and all the masking and detailing was super. Your husband's friend is going to totally love love love this card. One question: that is a fun looking circle die in the background. May I ask who makes it? Oops, almost forgot to say thank you for joining and sharing with us at Catch the Bug this week.

Carrie said...

what a great card. Fab imgae and layout and great colours too - thanks so much for getting Inky with us at Inky impressions xx

Mephisto said...

Fab image and a lovely Card.
Thanks for joining us at InkyImpressions this week.


Deb said...

absolutely fabulous, love the paper piecing!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Diamond Doll said...

A Great male card Tam and i love the image.Thankyou for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
Trish (-:

laney said...

Super card!! thanks for joining us this time at Diva's would love to see you next week too

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun card--LOVE that paper and your image! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC:)

princesskitten said...

Fab card for a chap

kitten - DYSU team

Just A Pac Rat said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at SSDS. Good luck in winning!

Just A Pac Rat

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