Good Monday morning everyone! I had a wonderful weekend. Saturday I attended and demonstrated in a local demonstrator all day retreat. It was a great time. My demonstration and make-n-take where well received. At least that’s what people kept saying throughout the day. I was super nervous but made it through without too many “oops!”. I will be posting some pics on wednesday. Make sure to check back and see what fun items we received and were on display.
Today’s post is the second “masculine” card we made in May’s card class. It is my “masculine” interpretation of Linda Callahan’s card. Thank you Linda for the inspiration! The base is Whisper White layer with Night of Navy and Textured Coastal Cabana. This amazing color has just retired and I’m already missing it! Next is a strip of Birthday Bash DSP, it has gold foil embossed balloons – LOVE IT! Next is “happy” and the strip in Night of Navy. The letters (Little Letters Thinlits) are popped up with the leftover 2mm fun foam we used to make the Balloon shaker card (click here). When gluing the letters to the foam they were offset to the right just slightly to give the letters more visual dimension. Before placing the Night of Navy Strip, loop Whisper White Baker’s Twine and tape it to the back then place it onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then glue the letters in place touching the strip so it looks like one piece. Stamp “birthday” onto a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and fussy cut then adhere to the card front. The textured cardstock is difficult to get a solid image so I opted to go this route. The card is finished with a Gold Foil balloon that I pulled from the “non-SU” stash and Gold Sequins. TIP: The Gold Sequin trim is flat, so they reflect more light I folded them in half and then in half the opposite direction. It gives them angles to catch and reflect more light.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great Monday.
- STAMP: Endless Birthday Wishes
- PAPER: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil, Coastal Cabana, Textured Coastal Cabana (retired)
- INK: Night of Navy
- ACCESSORIES: Thinlits–Little Letters; Gold Sequin Trim; Baker’s Twine–Whisper White