Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lyle


I've always loved Lyle from SweetStamps.com, so I decided to use him to make a birthday card for my husband for his 60th birthday.  I used a cream square card and layered it with brown paper.  Using the Spots and Dots embossing folder from Crafts Too, I embossed the blue/gray paper and layered it to the card.  I used Beckett Expression Candlelight paper and cut out a Coved Rectangle using the Little Stackers dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, stamped Lyle with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copic markers.  I cut a larger Coved Rectangle from brown paper and layered this behind Lyle. The striped paper is from Kaiser Craft, I used this behind the Coved Rectangle then layered it to the card using foam dots.  The long stripe is layered to a lighter brown paper.  The clips, buckle and brads are all from the Hodgepodge Hardware set from Stampin' Up.  I slid the buckle on the cream ribbon, threaded the ribbon through the clips and used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to attach the ribbon to the clips before using the brads to layer the clips to the striped paper and layering it to the card.  I used Copic markers to color a piece of white ribbon, trimmed the ends and wove the ribbon through the buckle.

Challenge:
SweetStamps Olden Days or Vintage

9 comments:

Dawnll said...

Lyle is going to have to go on my list now! He is great sweetie!
Love the buckle/strap- great touch.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Sandy, I love your card! Lyle is a fun image!! Great colors used and I agree with Dawn, I love the buckle/strap! Adds a perfect touch! Great coloring as well!

Kendra

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Sandy, I love those embellies from stampin up? fit your card beautifully
Hugs tamara

Bonnie Brown said...

Sandy great choice for a card. Lyle is great for hubby's birthday. I love your colors and the coved rectangle. Great coloring too!

Bonnie Brown said...

Sandy great choice for a card. Lyle is great for hubby's birthday. I love your colors and the coved rectangle. Great coloring too!

Sandy Hulsart said...

I love Lyle, the crotchety old man, lol. Adorable card, Sandy, love the buckle embellishment.

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

I've never seen that image before! Cute. Love the buckle embellishment and embossed background!

Mary Frances said...

Sandy, Lyle is adorable! I love your layout and details on this card. The buckle strap is such a great touch!

ednamburgess said...

Sandy H. finally got me on your spot and wanted to see this card again after I bought the stamp. Love it. So cute for men for any reason. Thanks for the idea. Edna B.