Sunday, January 8, 2012


Masculine Birthday

I needed a birthday card for my brother-in-law back in December and I was getting way behind on my sketch challenges so I used the SCCSC97 Sketch Challenge from Stampin’ Connection to start on this card. I also used some things on this card that may be unexpected.

Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
Card Stock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade
DSP: Letters to Santa
Ink: None
Markers: Marina Mist, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Snow Burst embossing folder, 5/8” Basic Black satin ribbon, Curly Label punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive.

Here is the sketch that was created by Susie Nelson:

The card base is Basic Grey card stock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4”. Next a piece of Basic Grey card stock was cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and was run through the Big Shot in the Snow Burst embossing folder. I just love this texture folder. It looks great on all cards, not just Christmas or holiday cards! This panel was adhered onto the card front.

Next a piece of Letters to Santa DSP was cut at 2-5/8” x 3-7/8” and was adhered onto a 2-3/4” x 4” piece of Basic Black card stock. The Curly Label punch was used on a scrap of Poppy Parade card stock and the label was adhered behind the bottom right hand corner of the DSP panel. This panel was adhered onto the card front. A piece of 5/8” Basic Black satin ribbon was wrapped around the card front and adhered in place with SNAIL Adhesive. The cut edges of the ribbon are actually in the center of the card front hidden behind the panel with the greeting.

Then a piece of Whisper White card stock was cut at 1-5/8” x 2-7/8”. The greeting from Happiest Birthday Wishes was colored in with Marina Mist and Poppy Parade markers. Then I breathed on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamped the image onto the Whisper White card stock. This panel was then adhered onto a 1-3/4” x 3” piece of Poppy Parade card stock before being adhered onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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