Saturday, February 6, 2016

Counting on Twofers ~ Challenge #13

I hope some of you stopped by and read my Fifth Saturday Tutorial on Fun with Chalks, but in any case, welcome to Challenge #13 at Twofers.  I got to choose the theme for this round and I chose numbers.  I wish I had a cool story to tell you about why I chose numbers, but I don't.  But, do stop by my wonderful teammates blogs, Zoe and Jane, and perhaps they had an anecdote for you.

Anyhow, this kicks off TWO FULL WEEKS that you'll have to whip up a project having to do with numbers and enter it into our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Alleystamp.

 Please check our few, but strictly enforced, rules here. If  no one from our challenge comments on your creation that means you didn't follow the rules and won't be considered for the prize, so be sure to read the rules! On with the show!

How I Made my Card:
Kraft Card Base
Clock Paper from Authentique,  Accomplished Collection, #ACC500
Sentiment from Quietfire Design, Happy Birthday Plain & Simple, #5899
Embossing Folder from The Paper Studio, A2 Numbers
Sanding Block
White Scrap
Black Scrap
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black

I first picked out the Authentique paper for this project. I really like the quality of their paper and the simple patterns appeal to me. I then embossed the clock paper with the numbers embossing folder and sanded it down to reveal the numbers.  After that, I realized I had embossed the numbers upside down, and it looked really funny (to me) to have the numbers facing a different way from the clocks.  So, I did it all again, being sure that all elements were in harmony.  I glued the clock/numbers panel to the card base.

Once that was all done, I stamped the Happy Birthday on white scrap and cut it down  It seemed too plain to me to just mount the Happy Birthday (which, by the way comes from a fabulous set by Quietfire - there are SEVEN Happy Birthdays, all written in a different font and or size - be sure to check it out!) on the card, so I made a flag out of a scrap of black card.  I adhered the Happy Birthday onto the flag and glued that to the card.  I think this makes a perfect birthday card for a guy.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial! Now, you have 2 weeks to create and enter it into Challenge #13, Numbers (ohhhh - what about the number 13??) here at Twofers! Don't forget, the prize. every challenge, is a $20 Gift Certificate to Alleystamp! Enjoy!

I would like to enter my Numbers card in the following challenges:
Creative Fingers - #102, Anything Goes
Frilly & Funky - Enjoy Your Embossing
Ruby's Rainbow - #122, Anything Goes
Cards & More - #151, Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - #22, Anything Goes


  1. This turned out just perfect for a masculine card!

    1. Thank you Carrie :) Masculine cards are SO hard for me to make :)

  2. Got to agree with Carrie this is a brill masculine card, it's also a great theme XOXO

  3. great card Christi- love the grungy male feel, Debi x

  4. Creative & clever card, Christi! I sent you an e-mail so I can send your CCC card to you. Hugs, Greta

    1. Thank you Greta :) Can't wait to see what magnificent creation I get :)

  5. This is a fabulous embossed card! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  6. What a great masculine birthday card ... Love it Christi!
    Thanks for sharing!
    (hugs) Cara

  7. That's fabulous Christi! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x


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