Sunday, February 10, 2013

FMS72 Amazing Birthday

I made this card for my birthday card stash.  Between family and co-workers, I am always in need of a masculine birthday card.

Freshly Made Sketches ( provided the card layout.  They have weekly sketches that I usually find to be fantastic, although I don't always have time to play along.  One of the challenge criteria is that your card must be "clean", as in no distressing and probably not much sponging either.

CAS is hard for me for some reason, I just want to keep adding more "stuff"; ribbon, embellishments, layers, sponging, etc. so it is truly a challenge for me.  Today's card is about as simple as it gets, but I really enjoyed it because it came together so quickly.  See what you think:

The designer paper is from Print Poetry from the Stampin' Up Spring Mini.  Many people, including me, find the Summer Starfruit difficult to warm up to, however, I think it plays well in this color combination.

Markers were used to color both the balloon image and the sentiment.  The Hounds tooth embossing folder adds some texture on the Midnight Muse strip.  I cut out the balloon image and popped it up on the Summer Starfruit circle.

Thank you for dropping by today!  I hope you'll find a moment to leave me a comment, I'd love to hear what you think!



Products used are all Stampin' Up:
Stamps:  You're Amazing
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry dp
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit (all markers)
Accessories:  Hounds tooth embossing folder, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, Paper Snips



Jen Brum said...

Great masculine card Stef! I love that paper! Love how you've coloured the stamp! Don't worry about distressing or sponging...I do it all the time and they haven't booted me out yet!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

What a great guy card this is ... love the polka dot background and who would've thought that yellow could look so good on a man card!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Using the balloon worked perfectly with the sketch! Great card!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, congratulations on your new blog! You're off to a great start, I see. CAS is the most difficult for me, too. I never feel "done". You've used perfect colors and stamps for a masculine card. Gosh, CAS and masculine are both difficult, but you really pulled it off!

Christine Blain said...

Great use of those awesome papers and stamps, Stef. I understand the 'need' to keep adding layers!! This is a fabulous masculine card.