Another birthday card! We all find ourselves needing birthday cards. I love challenges that make birthday cards. I need a lot of boy birthday cards.
I made this card for several challenges. The first part came from a sketch at: http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2013/02/seize-birthday-6-masculine-birthday.html
Here is the sketch:
I liked the clean line of the sketch. I am finding that my card style might be more clean and simple than I thought. I used to find making clean and simple was hard. Now I am finding those are the cards I like the best. The other part of this challenge is that it has to be a birthday card- CHECK! And this week is a masculine card- CHECK! I love that this challenge site uses the sketch twice, one week you create a male card and one week you create a female card. I love that!!! Can't wait to play along again!
The next challenge was the colors used are from:
I have to say this was the perfect color challenge for me. I have never used Tempting Turquoise....EVER. I am not sure why but I have never used it. I even commented to someone recently that I needed to TRY and use it...at least once!
I used Tempting Turquoise ink on my new Cloudy Day embossing folder. I covered the folder with the ink, cut a piece of Whispering White cardstock to my size, and then ran it through my Big Shot to emboss. I loved the coverage and leaving just the cloud white.
There was a second part of the Dynamic Duos challenge this week and it was Clouds. I think I have it covered!!
My final challenge is from: http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/
This week's challenge was UP IN THE AIR. Covered here as well!!
I used my paper piercing pack from Stampin' Up to create the dots around the outside of the card and on the cut out oval. I can't free hand very well and these piercing packs are great. I really have used all of mine a lot. I used the new Oval Framelits to cut out the oval.
The banner was my favorite part. The stamp was stacked on top of each other and I needed it to be long ways, so I had to ink half of the stamp and stamp it on my banner, then clean it and ink the other half and then stamp it. I really like the way it turned out. I have been know to cut stamps to fit my needs as well. They are stamps and should work for you. When I do cut them, I use straight lines. The can be "put back together" on your clear blocks to stamp in their original form if you ever need it. I am sure this affects the resale value of the stamp set but to be honest, I buy stamps to stamp with! They are my tools so they should work for me. If it affects the resale value....IF I ever decide to sell a set, oh well! I get my use out of stamp as a craft so any resale is just extra!
I love crinkling banners. I get my banner stamped and inked around the edges, the I crumble them up. YES! Like a piece of trash! Straighten them out and put them on the cards with dimensionals! I love the effect!
I also stamped the inside of my card since the sentiment on the front was not very "birthday-ish" I needed a birthday sentiment.
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