Thursday, November 10, 2011
Happy 40th Birthday Ian!
My cousin Ian is turning 40 in a few days, so here is a peek at his birthday card. Masculine cards are a bit challenging since you have to nix the ribbons and flowers. I got a lot of help this week from two great challenges, the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #10, and the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary, CCMC175.
I wanted to make my own background paper, so I pulled out every Happy Birthday or Birthday related stamp that I have, and some little bitty numbers and started to stamp in versamark, after a few stamps, I decided that it would look much better if I heat embossed it, so out came the clear embossing powder. This was done for both the more mustard panel and the cherry cobbler panel.
The middle panel was done with basic black that was run through the big shot with the houndstooth EF. A silver glitter circle just gave the card a little sparkle. Who says you cannot use sparkle on a man card? The birthday sentiment was popped up on a skinny banner.
The main panel was layered upon a piece of the First Edition SDSP, all in all a very easy card, it probably took me longer to get the pictures taken and edited since we are having a rainy day here today. Out this goes into the mailbox so that it arrives in time. Most of these supplies are current and can be found at my ONLINE STORE that you can shop any time you would like. I hope you were inspired today, enjoy!
Stamps: Birthday stamps
paper: first edition SDSP, basic black, more mustard, cherry cobbler, silver glimmer paper
tools: heat gun, clear embossing powder, houndstooth EF, big shot, circle punch