Friday, April 19, 2013

Arrows and a Robin Hood!

On my hubby's birthday, we went to Owatanna, MN for a State Archery Competition to watch Dakota compete. He just took up archery this winter and is loving it. Jamie made his own compound bow in high school and has toyed with the thought of bow hunting for deer and I think this was the deciding factor.
Dakota did not place at the competition, but he got a Robin Hood, which impressed the heck out of a lot of people. One fellow commented "Impressive! But expensive..." What is a Robin Hood, you may ask? Check it out!

 A Robin Hood is when you shoot an arrow into the target, then shoot another one so exactly into the end of the previous arrow that it is now stuck in the shaft of the first one! The tip of arrow #2 ended up below the fletching (feathers) of arrow #1! Amazing that it happened, and even more amazing that it happened at the competition. Dakota's grandpa told him he should have bought a lottery ticket that day, lol!

This is what it looked like in the target. 

So, for Jamie's birthday I decided to make a card featuring arrows, and apparently a lot of embossing, lol! The idea for this one just popped into my head, and looks pretty much just as I pictured it would. And my guys thought it was a great card :) I then decided to make a few more for my stash. But my hubby's had his age embossed in the yellow embossing powder randomly with the arrow and the sentiment strip was punched to look more like an arrow too... he has the card stashed so I have not gotten a picture of that one.
  • Stamps: Designer Typeset, Best Dad Ever
  • Ink: Illuminate, Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Naturals White
  • Other: Big Shot with Chevrons embossing folder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Emossing powders- Cherry Cobbler, Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, and non-SU bright yellow, 1" Square punch, dimensionals
 I thought I would try this less labor intensive version too. The pattern on this one is made with the banner stamp from Designer Typeset set. Which one do you like better?


Yapha said...

Those are such great cards! I love the bright, multicolored embossing on the black. It looks amazing!

Tina Adams said...

What a great idea for another use for the stamp set. Love the embossing on black.

Adriana Benitez said...

They are both awesome. Love the pop of color on the black, but the designs are wonderful too. And we all know how hard it can be to make cards for guys. I'd say you got a bullseye with these!

littlebitoftoto said...

Beautiful cards, love the one with the arrows. What a great accomplishment for your son. Congrats to all.

Paula said...

These cards are so much fun! And congrats to Dakota. That sounds like an amazing achievement especially since he hasn't been doing this very long.

Kathy Anthony said...

I like them both, but like the arrows one best. Of course, choose the more time intensive one!


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