Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Trendy Birthday Card

This is a card that I made for my brother’s birthday a while ago. Take a look:

Stamps: Trendy Trees, Wood Grain, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Old Olive, River Rock
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzaz, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Accessories: 5/8” Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Silver Brads, Needle Tool, Mat Pack, Word Window punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

The card base is Basic Grey cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. The Wood Grain background stamp was stamped onto the card front with Basic Black ink.

Next a piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 2 5/8” x 3 5/8”. The top half of the cardstock was smeared with Bashful Blue ink using the direct to paper technique. The bottom half was smeared with Old Olive and Always Artichoke ink to look like hills. The trees from Trendy Trees were stamped in Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke. This image panel was adhered to a piece of River Rock cardstock cut at 2 ¾” x 3 ¾”, which was then adhered to a piece of Old Olive cardstock cut at 3” x 4”.

A piece of 5/8” Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon (retired) was tied around the panel into a knot. The panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped on a scrap of River Rock cardstock in Old Olive ink. The greeting was punched out with the Word Window punch and the edges were sponged with Early Espresso ink. The Needle Tool and Mat Pack were used to pierce a hole through each side of the greeting all the way through the card front. Silver brads were added into the holes.

That’s it for this quick and simple masculine card! I hope you’ve enjoyed it as well and will try the direct to paper technique sometime. Have fun stamping!