Tuesday, January 8, 2013

TST #100 A Very Special Birthday

Wow can you believe that we are now at 100 for our sketches at Try Stampin On Tuesday..  Seems like just yesterday that we started this great challenge site. 

Today is not only our 100th challenge, so I am incorporating it with a very special Birthday card.  This one is for my Grandson Edwin who will be turning 1 on January 15.  We will be having his Birthday Party on Sunday and looking forward to all the mess with the cake, but then that is why we will also be having the bathtub ready!!
Using the I Dig You stamp set I stamped onto the cardstock and then cut out each piece.  I reversed the way the stamp set actually  stamps out and added little brads which make the arms of the shovel actually move. In keeping with the same set being reversed I decided to reverse the layout of the card and have the added embellishment on the left instead of the right.
Then using the SU Cog Punch I punched out one of the larger cogs and two of the smaller cogs to highlight the "happy 1st dirtday". 
Edwin loves his trucks and it was only fitting to use this stamp set, not to mention that he received a ride on tractor from his other Grandma and Grandpa.  Have a Great 1st Birthday Little Man!!!

Hope you like what I have come up with, now it's your turn.  Need a little more inspiration, hop on over to the Try Stampin website and see what the other Designers have in store for you.  Once you have completed your card don't forget to post it for all of us to see.

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  1. Great card Nancy. Love how you you reversed the digger and added brads to make the arm move. Also love the colour scheme you used and all the texture!

  2. Nancy, this is beautiful! LOVE the fabulous dry embossing (our theme at Make My Monday, just FYI) and I LOVE the brads to hold together your wheeled creation! ;) This is amazing! ;)

  3. Awesome card! love it... HUGS...SK :)

  4. Nancy this is one gorgeous card! I bet your grandson will love this card. I really like how you made it movable. Such a fantastic card

  5. This is an awesome card! Love all the combined textures and colours! And the brad-digger is absolutely brilliant!

    And also congrats on the 100th challenge!

    Greetings from Vienna,

    die amelie x

  6. Fabulous card ... love the digger
    Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B :)

  7. Nancy this card is wonderful and I love that tractor. I bet your grandson did too! I hope his birthday party was fun for him. I also love the cogs and all the other textures you have going on. Great job!

  8. Nancy there are so many great extras on this card to make it extra special. Hope you save it for him. I love all the brads.