Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Epic Year

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Linda.


I have masculine birthday cards on the brain because both of my sons have birthdays in the weeks after Christmas.  In fact...my oldest son turns 21 today!!  

FMS Epic Year

I started with him in mind and I was thinking electronics, but it really wasn't working out.  First of all, I think my idea of electronics only looks like electronics if you are a certain age (old) and remember images like this.  Lots of flashing lights.  Computers really don't do that anymore.

Image result for old computers with lots of lights

Second, I really needed something nasty and alcoholic on his card to celebrate(?) the fact that he is legal (although he is so not a drinker and that's not just an over-protective mom talking!).  Anyway - I ended up finding a simple sentiment for an "amazing kid" and will find a future use for my old-fashioned electronic card!!

I hope to see you playing along!

SUPPLY LIST

I did quite poorly using supplies that I could link to - sorry!  The sentiment is still available - it's from PTI Boy Basics: Game On. I don't see the border.  It was Simon Says Stamp Grid Border.  I even used old paper - Stampin' Up Poppy Parade for the red.  The blue is Pacific Point.  The silver is from Michaels.

11 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love this smart and stylish card! And Yep I thought of old time computers as soon as I saw it! Very clean and classy.... And oh I wish I were 21 again!

Lisa said...

Yep, computers have come a long way!! We laugh when we see old ones in old movies, some as big as doors!! This is a cool card and perfect for your son. Happy Birthday wishes and blessings to him!!

Karren said...

Perfect card for a young man and so crisp and clean! I adore that border die!

Amy O said...

This is such a fabulous card! It's so crisp and clean, and I love the little pops of color.

Deborah Frings said...

This is a fantastic card! I love the way you've made the border and the touch of bling too! Perfect for a guy.

Cécile RIBON said...

Love everything about your card, Kim! Your design is so clean !

Notes by Nina said...

Very cool card, I love the design.

Jen Brum said...

This is such a great card Kim! I love the colours and that fabulous border! Great sentiment too! Your son is going to love it! You can't have a son who's 21!!! You must have been 12 when you had him right?!

Jen Mitchell said...

I'm think I can hear the beep-bop-boop of those old time computers right now! That picture looks like something out of Mystery Science Theater but I'm pretty sure it's the real deal! Your son might not appreciate the old electronics but I do! Fun card!

Rita Wright said...

This is amazing, Kim. I am so in love with that border. It totally looks like old school eletronics, but in a fresh fun way!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I love everything about this card Kim! I'm sure your son just loved it!