Thursday, August 30, 2012

Birthday Card ~ Bo Bunny Card Challenge

It's been a busy week here. Our son and his sweet bride have made the move to their new home after living with us for the past several weeks. It is just a bit quieter here this morning. I'm praying that they create many sweet memories in their new home.

I created this card for our son, who celebrates his birthday this month. The August Card Challenge over at Bo Bunny is "Chevron Patterns" perfect for a masculine card.


Chevrons ~ Most of the chevrons out there right now are whole rows of connected chevrons. For this card, however, I wanted to use a repeated single chevron. I created a template for the chevron and another for the shadow used to trace and cut.

Hand Stitching ~ The hand stitching was completed before the distressing. Stitching so close to the edge, I thought it would be easier that way. 

Embellishments ~ Once I did all the hand stitching and distressing, the rest was easy using a set of Bo Bunny buttons, stickers, and items from a card kit. On the inside of the card I used a Noteworthy tag as well. 

Bo Bunny Products:
Weekend Market ~ Postage
Weekend  Market ~ Tapestry
Card Kit, Weekend  Market ~ Card Base
Card Kit, Weekend  Market ~ Chipboard
Card Kit, Weekend  Market ~ Rub-on
Buttons, Weekend  Market
Cardstock Stickers, Weekend Market ~ Priceless
Note Worthy, Weekend  Market

Technique Products:
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany
Cotton Crochet Thread ~ Stash

Scotch ATG
Hercules Tape

Donna Salazar ~ Zutter Distrezz-It-All
Prima Distress Tool
Basic Grey Rub-On Roller
EK Success ~ Cutter Bee Bugs
Bazzil In Stitch'z Mat and Piercing Tool
Fiskars Craft Knife and Self-Healing Mat

I have also entered this at:
Word Art Wednesday - Encouraging Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~ 


  1. Stunning card you have made!

  2. Wow, Fabulous card, love your hand stitching is fantastic!! Take care girl! Hugs!! xoxo

  3. What a cool card. It's so different and what patience you must have doing all that stitching by hand. Impressive! Looks stunning.
    Love n hugs

  4. What a gorgeous card! Lovely job!

  5. The card is beautiful. I usually struggle with masculine cards...the chevrons is an awesome idea for them.

  6. What a fantastic masculine card! I love how you broke up the Chevron and then added stitching. Fantastic idea and it really makes it pop! Another great card.

    Good luck to your son and daughter-in-law, such an exciting time in their lives!!


  7. Thank you for stopping by . I have no idea what word varification is so wouldn't know how to shut it off, I don't know how to link the card to the challenge , when it comes to computer I have to be walked through each step....Lis

  8. Such a great, guy card, Tracey! LOVE all the textures and those yummy chevrons! And that patterned paper is delish!

  9. hey friend I am also a happy Christ-follower off your site what a gorgeous design love every details

    hugs carla

  10. This is gorgeous!! The design is fabulous and I love the pretty paper!! The hand-stitching looks amazing!! Happy birthday to your son :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Tracey: I just love how you've stitched each chevron to make it dimensional. THis is so rugged and primitive, yet somehow soft at the same time. It's gorgeous to say the least! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this at Word Art Wednesday. I know you don't make a lot of cards, but this really showcases your diversity in crafting. Amazing! I can't wait to see what you will share with us for your GDT month. Cards, layouts, etc. It's going to be great!
    Have a blessed week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Such a beautiful card - thanks for sharing!!!

  13. Beautiful Birthday card Tracey! Love the gold embossed sentiment and your fancy stitching!

  14. This is so super fabulous! LOVE the stitching and the patterned paper you used! STUNNING creation! :)

  15. A professional & unique card Tracey. Perfect!

  16. Good luck to them in their new home!! I love love love this card!! LOVING the colors, the buttons and LOVING the chevrons!!!

  17. Love your choice of pp for the card. Beautiful put your own spin on it, Tracey!

  18. Tracey, this is such a beautiful manly birthday card!! Those stitched distressed chevrons are awesome! I know your son will love this. Best wishes to him and his wife in their new home. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  19. This looks beautiful, and the chevrons are a great trend at the moment aren't they!!

  20. What a great masculine card..hope they settle in to their new home quickly!
    Alison xx

  21. ohhhh love how pretty your card is and that added stitching is amazing!!!! way to go!!!

  22. What a ULTRA AWESOME Card.... the hand stitching looks FAN FAB U LAS!!!

  23. Beautiful card Tracey! Love your classic take on the chevron!!

  24. The craftsmanship and design of your card are amazing! Your son is blessed to have such a loving and talented mother. Blessings!

  25. I lovely card, Tracey. I really like the chevrons - you are so creative!!! And the colors are rich and gorgeous. Good luck with the challenge, my friend! I pray that your son and d-i-l create wonderful memories in their new home, too!

  26. Fantastic and trendy chevrons! I love it Tracey.

  27. Tracey- I adore this card. What a clever idea. Thanks for being so active on our blog. You make our job fun!

  28. This is such a cool card! Love your take on the chevron. You always bring us such unique and lovely creations & techniques.


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