A one of a kind Brother


Today’s post is a card I made for my younger brother Joe.

Joe is one my three brothers, married with a beautiful family. His son, my nephew was born this spring, 7 weeks early.  After a very stressful first month they were able to bring him home an he is a growing healthy boy.  His big sister started kindergarten this month.  Needless to say, Joe has had a lot going on this year.  My card for him is ‘diSTRESSed’ but hopefully finds him not so stressed himself.  He is certainly a one of a kind guy.

About the card
1.  When I started out to make this card I had no idea it would turn out to look like it does.  I started with some DSP from Epic Day.  But the tangerine color didn’t have enough pop,  so I added a newspaper print stamp from Stampabilities over the top in Baked Brown Sugar.  Then some Gorgeous Grunge.  Now I was getting somewhere.

2.  The patterned paper from Epic Day in the flag has some great colors and I wanted to incorporate them into it so it tied together.  Pool party did the trick. And distressed pool party with crumb cake edges is even better.

3.  I placed the sentiment on the pool party cardstock so it could show through.  Punching with the Artisan Label punch was the look I was going for.

What I used
Stamps: Gorgeous Grundge, Banner Greetings, A Dozen Thoughts, Ink: Crumb Cake, Brown Sugar, Paper: Early Espresso, Epic Day DSP, Pool Party, Whisper White, Accessories: Artisan Punch, Candy Dots, Toothpick, Distressing tool, dimensionals. 

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.

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