Hello and welcome back! I've made a couple birthday cards, one for a young woman, the other for a young guy. Both are quite CAS. In fact the feminine one is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) of a beautiful card Betty J. made about a month ago (http://bettys-crafts.blogspot.com/2014/05/happy-birthday-die-achte-teil-2.html) as part of the design team for CAS(e) This Sketch, using this sketch (http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2014/05/case-this-sketch-75.html).
I changed the designer paper, colors and sentiment, but used Betty's idea for layering the butterfly with designer paper and vellum. The sentiment was stamped in Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The middle Coastal Cabana Blendabilities pen was used to color the rhinestones. I am really pleased with how they turned out!
I wanted to keep the masculine card very simple as well, so I started with Natural Composition designer paper, topped it with a pennant and a popped up sentiment.
Retired Metallic Eyelets were used to add a bit of interest to the piece under the sentiment, but I'm not 100% in love with the result. But I think the recipient will like the colors and the wood grain design of the base.
That's it, thanks so much for visiting!! Be sure to go to Betty's blog and check out her gorgeous card.
Stamps: Simply Sketched
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Vellum, Eastern Elegance designer series paper
Ink: Whisper White Craft
Other: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Banners framelit, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly punches, Basic Rhinestones, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Four Your Birthday
Stamps: Four You
Paper: Natural Composition and Well Worn designer series paper, Confetti Cream, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Metallic Eyelets, Deco Collection framelit, Linen Thread, Cropadile