The Ultimate Card Showdown!!!

I couldn’t resist, I had to enter the 2 sketches 4 you ultimate card showdown (every time I hear that name I think of the monster truck show announcer “This Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY it the Ultimate Card Showdown! Get your tickets, Kid’s seats are still $5!!!” what, is it only me?)  even though the competition is huge. The grand prize winner gets $500 worth of scrapping/stamping supplies including (what I am really in this for) a beautiful pink Bind it All!!! OK enough Jibber-Jabbering, here is my card:

Cardstock: SU!, PP: Autumn leaves, Basic Grey, Stamps: Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, Technique Tuesday, Rubber Stampede, Font: DB Boho Banner, Felt: Queen & Co, Other: Window screen, washers, ink

Cardstock: SU!, PP: Autumn leaves, Basic Grey, Stamps: Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, Technique Tuesday, Rubber Stampede, Font: DB Boho Banner, Felt: Queen & Co, Other: Window screen, washers, ink

Here in an uncluttered look at the card;)

Here in an uncluttered look at the card;)

The base is one sheet of SU! kraft paper folded in half. I score some decorative lines on the edge and inked it. I stamp the paisley and birthday definition on color gloss lazer paper. Tip: Gloss Lazer paper (from the office supply store, I used Hammermill color lazer gloss)  is great for detail stamping and a lot cheaper than glossy cardstock, you get 300 sheets for less then $10! then I sprinkled green, brown and gold powder on it to give it a patina look. I also stamped bolts down the side to up the “manly” factor and I “borrowed” some washers form hubby’s workshop and altered them with rust embossing powder. I added screw top eyelets to the flowers cut form map paper and the scallop boarder was cut from fiberglass window screening then painted brown and stapled on. I added a bit of die cut felt for texture and I made the transparency banner by printing a banner form the DB boho banner font onto a transparency and typed “happy birthday” on it before printing. Tip: I printed a whole sheet of banners while I was at it so I didn’t waste the transparency sheet, see:

DB boho banners font

DB boho banners font

Well, there you have it, I’ll let you know next week weather I made the top 30 or not;) Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

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21 Responses

  1. Great card!!

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  2. I like your card it’s divine.

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  3. Holy CROW dude – THIS IS AWESOME! I was going to enter, but now I don’t know if I should bother… I’m just speechless. Spectacular dude. I bow before your greatness.

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  4. WOW! WOW! WOW! This is incredibly beautiful.

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  5. This is beautiful!

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  6. Great job with the stamping!! Such wonderful flowers! TFP!

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  7. Wow – this is so cool!
    Thanks so much for taking part in the UCS

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  8. I love reading all your hints and tips. Love the card and all the gorgeous details. Thanks for playing along with us this week. :) Kazan & Laura

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  9. wow, this is awesome !!!

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  10. Oh my gosh, Lindsay, this is unbelieveably creative–I am absolutely going to do the print-on-a-transparency thing–I have a ton of transparencies left over that I don’t use at school anymore…..

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  11. Awesome…love this!

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  12. Oh, I love the card you have made for this challenge!!

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  13. Just stunning!

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  14. Amazing card you created! Love the intro to this post! I will be hearing that man’s voice in my head all day repeating the Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! ;-) LOL! Good luck!

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  15. This is absolutely amazing. Good Luck!!!

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  16. This is a stunner, Lindsay!! Good luck on the showdown! I have my card finished, but won’t post it until tomorrow.

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  17. Lindsay,

    This is a beautiful manly card! I’m hoping you win because you deserve it!

    Carmen

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  18. gorgeous card! love the masculine feel!!

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  19. very cute card! love the sentiment!

    Clouds :D

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  20. Lindsay this is GORGEOUS!!! I love all the candy there is to gaze at with this card!!! I also wanted to THANK YOU for stopping by my blog!!!! I’m thrilled there were items there you can use!!! Have a very blessed day!!!

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  21. WOW!! these are gorgeous!!! beautiful job!! I just love everything about them! all the elements balance and work so well together. TFS!

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