Saturday, April 11, 2020

CTS367 Epic Celebration

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Are you having some crazy weather?  We sure are---but no snow like I've seen in some areas, thank goodness!  A friend contacted me about a SU set from SAB a couple years ago, Epic Celebration.  I stamped a few images for her and sent them off in the mail, but it got me to thinking what a great set it was, and I needed a birthday card for a teenage boy in our church, so off I went to create:

I wish I had gotten a little better picture of it, but its in the mail, so these will have to do!  I used the CAS(E) This Sketch layout:

I used the grunge stamp from Label Me Bold to create the ombre-hued layers; I used Basic Gray and Smoky Slate, stamping each full-strength one time, then stamping it again without reinking.  A few little speckles from Itty Bitty Background in Riding Hood Red finished my background.  Then I stamped the Epic Celebration images in Basic Gray and colored them with Blends and Copics, fussy-cut them out and adhered the to the background:

I stamped the sentiment in Riding Hood Red ink and layered the image on a Riding Hood Red card base!  I just love how this turned out!!!  Thanks for visiting today!

We had some unbelievable winds Thursday night; I didn't hear them (Nyquil helps) but John did, and when he went out Friday morning, he found this behind his garage:

Blessedly, it wasn't near the house, and it totally missed the garage as well.  He said he'll probably take the whole tree down at some point.  I am willing to bet it made quite a crack---unless it's like that joke, "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around, does it make a sound?"  LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Label Me Bold, Epic Celebration (ret), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Riding Hood Red (ret)
 Ink Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Riding Hood Red (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Smoky Slate Blends, Copics


Laurie Unger said...

What a fabulous card. So in the times too. Thank goodness that tree limb didn't hit anything. Now for clean up - make great fire wood for someone who needs it. Stay safe!

Debi said...

What a striking card for a teen or young adult! Thanks for sharing.

Kampin' Karen said...

I love your take on the sketch. It's an awesome...or should I say "epic" card! The wood on the inside of the tree where the open knot hole is is just beautiful. I'm so thankful it didn't do any damage. I love my little ducks...thank you and Happy Easter to you and your family.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great card LeAnne! I bet it will go down brilliantly with your teen friend. I love the way you stuck to a limited colour palette - it's so effective.
You really have had some dramatic weather haven't you?! It wasn't so long ago that we were seeing trees coming down like this. I find it so sad, although of course the main thing is that you are all safe and it didn't do any damage. In contrast we are having a bizarre heat wave!
Have a lovely Easter Sunday, Vicky x

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne this is an EPIC rendition of our Sketch this week!!!
I know that you would not be one bit surprised to hear I HAVE grey Converse low-tops just like these!! lol
Thanks so much for playing along with CTS!!

Carol L said...

I just LOVE this fabulous card for a teen and it's such a great take on the sketch too! Thank goodness that tree didn't fall on the house or garage!! Butch insisted he saw snow flakes flying around yesterday morning, but I missed it. I know it was certainly cold enough to snow! LOL Wishing you and yours a very happy and joy-filled Easter!

Colleen Begley said...

Great teen boy card! I love the gray and red together and a perfect background. Wow, that tree! Glad all are okay. Happy Easter.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my gosh, this is genius for this week's CTS!! WINNER!! WOW to the tree. Glad there was no dammage!!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful grunginess with the perfect pop of red! And wow I can’t believe you didn’t hear that tree split! So glad it missed the garage!

Tracy Grauer said...

What a great card for a teen! And Riding Hood Red! WoW! Haven't seen or used that color for years but it was a favorite of mine! What a wind you folks had! Take care!

Claire said...

What a great take on the sketch leAnne - perfect boys card! The ombre background looks amazing. Glad the tree missed your house...that would keep us going in firewood for the Winter and beyond!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love how you used this sketch LeAnne - this is a great stamp set for teens and your limited colour palette works a treat. Shame about the tree, although so lucky it didn't hit the garage - John would not have been pleased!