Wednesday, April 9, 2014


A Simple Happy Birthday

Today I want to share the birthday card I made for my Dad. I was procrastinating as usual so I needed to make him a quick birthday card just a couple hours before actually going to the party. Nothing like planning ahead right??? So this big bold image from Another Great Year came to my rescue for this simple yet beautiful/manly birthday card! 

  • Bermuda Bay card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Crushed Curry card stock 3-1/2" x 4-3/4"
  • Whisper White card stock 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
  • Stamps: Another Great Year
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Markers: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Blender Pen
  • Accessories: Gold embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

Start off as always by folding the Bermuda Bay card stock on the score line. Now take the Whisper White card stock and rub your Embossing Buddy over the entire piece. Now stamp the big image from Another Great Year onto the card stock in Versamark ink. Cover the stamped image with gold embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat with your Heat Tool until it's nice and shiny.

Then take your Bermuda Bay marker to color in the banners. Color in the letters on the banners with the Crushed Curry marker. Then add some shadow to the banners by going over the ends again with the Bermuda Bay marker a couple times to make the ends darker.

Now simply glue the greeting piece onto the Crushed Curry card stock then stick the panel onto the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped another greeting from Another Great Year in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with more gold embossing powder.

So simple, yet so much fun! I love how heat embossing adds a nice pop and shine to card! 

So what have you been procrastinating on lately?