Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ahoy mate!

here's the card i made for the winner of the custom card contest that ended last Friday! i have to say, that i had a ton of fun reading all of the different comments on what kind of card you would like to have... so many different tastes!

Bonnie, our winner, asked for a bday card for her son who is really into old coins, books, etc. i thought that actually using a bookplate and pages from an old book would totally go with this super sweet antique world map paper. kraft was the perfect base for this card, which i also used to back up the letters in "ahoy" (made by cutting with the Schoolbook Font Cartridge from my Cricut).

i kept the color scheme neutral because of the tones in the patterned paper, and added this vintage brown button and twine from my stash. i love the contrast between the satin ribbon and the distressed edges (ran my scissors along the edges, and also inked up some of the papers with brown).
the inside is super simple, but still reminiscent of an older time... that swirly "B" totally reminds me of how people used to add flourishes to their signatures.
and here's the overall effect... simple, but still stunning, if i do say so :D here's to hoping Bonnie and her son like it!
thanks for looking, and stop by for more later!


Heidi Van Laar said...

OMGoodness! What a BRILLIANT card! I love everything about it! Really one of the best boy cards I've seen and from the sound of it just perfect for the recipient!

(-: Heidi

Amy said...

This is an AWESOME card!! I love all the details from the distressing and the strap with the button right on into the birthday sentiment on the inside. Congrats to Bonnie for winning this wonderful prize.

celi.a said...

you completely outdid yourself. like. WOW!!! this card is a work of art. it's simple, it fits the description of what the client wanted, and it still manages amazing, detailed and undoubtedly one of 'your' cards. great card!

Bonnie said...

Thank you Ginny!!!! This is an absolutely gorgeous card! The details are beautiful and the strap with the button is the perfect touch. I am SO honored to have won the contest and my son is going to love the card. His birthday isn't until November so I have to wait to give it to him.