Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Birthday Greetings

Hi there again!  Today's card is for three challenges - the color challenge at Dynamic Duos, the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, and the birthday challenge at SUO Challenges.  A friend at work is having a birthday next week and this is one of a set of four I will make for her as a gift.

This card should be called the showcase of retired Stampin' Up products LOL!!  The sentiment is Engraved Greetings and is perfect for a buttoned-up, masculine birthday card.  It was heat embossed on Very Vanilla, then closely layered on Pool Party and Basic Black card stock for a "beveled" look.

You can't tell from the photo, but the cross piece is Textured Basic Black paper, to give the card a bit more of a sophisticated look.  The sketch shows the front panel on top of the cross piece, but I found it looked better tucked behind for this card.

Here are the links to the challenges:

I so appreciate you dropping by to take a look and would love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment.

Until next time!



All products from Stampin' Up:
Stamps:  Engraved Greetings
Paper:  Basic Black plain and textured card stock, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, In Color Pattern Stack 2011-2013, Modern Medley and First Edition designer papers.
Ink:  Versamark, Jet Black Stazon
Accessories:  Ticket Corner punch, Hemp Twine, Basics Designer Button, Silver Mini Brads, Clear embossing powder


Jen Brum said...

Great card Stef! Love those colours together! The black is so elegant! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

Striking colors together! Very classy look! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Julie Gearinger said...

Great job on all of the challenges!! Love the striking color combination along with the sketch- it has a real elegant, masculine feel! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous work, Stef! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Karen Barber said...

What a classy, elegant feel to your birthday card!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is stunning!

Jen Timko said...

Fantastic card! Love these colors and the striking look of this! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Lori said...

Gorgeous birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week:)

Connie Babbert said...

LOVE the colors! Great birthday card! Thanks so much for playing along with the SUO Birthday Challenge this time!