Friday, October 21, 2011

Bah Humbug All About Boys

Hello Friends -

I have three cards for my Guest Design spot at Bah!Humbug! Challenge Blog.  This is my third week with the lovely ladies of the manor so it seems only fitting to have three cards.  The challenge was to make cards for "the boys".  I decided to do one for three different age groups.

My first one has already been claimed by the Wonderkid (although I took it back out of his card box -- the box he uses to store all the cards he makes).  He'll get it on or around Christmas.

This very sweet digi comes from Di's Digi Downloads.  It is called "Gimme Gimme".  I like the way the coloring turned out.  I normally only buy a couple of digis from a company at first because some of them are tougher to color than others.  This one didn't require extensive shading -- something I still find challenging.  The sentiment is computer generated.  

Here is a close-up of the bottom half of the card.

The sentiment font is called Harrington.  It seems very festive and Christmas like.  Do you have a favorite Christmas font that I should check out?  I'd love to know about them.  I'm fumbling around trying to find just the right ones.

The next card is for a tween boy or maybe a teenager, although the Wonderkid walked around with it oohing and aaahing for an entire day.  This image is one of my favorites from Christy over at Tiddly Inks.  I've used it before and I'm thinking I'll want to use it again.  He is called Santa's Helper -- fitting, yes?

I computer generated the sentiment, again.  This time using Jokerman.  I then cut each word up and backed it in a dark red paper.  The same paper was punched using a Martha Stewart punch to make a ribbon.  I know I should have used the corner punch and made it into an even prettier border but I wasn't up to doing the math to figure out what size I could make and where to start the punching.  I used some of the punched out pieces to decorate the top of the card.

And here is my final card for today.  It is for a guy, maybe that special guy?  Well, maybe one of my friends will want to give it to their special guy.  This digi is also from Tiddly Inks.  It isn't necessarily a Christmas image but I think it works well here.  She is called Wicked Fun.

It is very simple but I don't think guy cards work if they are too fussy.  What do you think?  Do you know of any guy that would like this card for Christmas?


Ann said...

What a great collection and such a good idea to do one for each age of man - although I do wonder if they ever grow up!
Thank you so much for all you do for Bah! Humbug! we really do appreciate it.
Have a lovely weekend.
Ann xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Kendra, all three of them are great. I don't do loads with digi images as my preferred colouring technique is water colouring and that doesn't go very well with an ink jet printer, lol! Is it a bit cold in Georgia this morning? I saw on the weather news that the cold front is dipping down and catching Georgia too. 34F for Michigan tonight, time to put a blanket on the bed!! Have a great weekend.


Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

That is soooo cute! LOVE the little devil girl . Great job on the top card. Love the image. x

Larissa said...

Wow you have been really busy! Love all your cards. My absolute favorite one is the second card. Love what you did with the sentiment.


Max said...

3 fabulous cards for this week's challenge and how clever of you to even think of making one for each different age group! Awesome!
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